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Health Care

Howard County is fortunate to have some of the best health care and wellness facilities available, offering high-quality clinical care across a variety of disciplines. Whether you prefer an HMO, an individual practice, or a specialist, all are within easy access.  Anchoring these resources is a state-of-the-art hospital, Howard County General, which merged with Johns Hopkins Medicine in 1998.


Traditional Care

Howard County offers a variety of traditional healthcare resources to its residents: 

Alternative Medicine

Howard County has a variety of alternative therapies available to its residents. These include: 

  • The River Hill Wellness Center integrates traditional medicine with alternative therapies
  • Contemporary Health for Women offers comprehensive healthcare for women, including obstetrics, midwifery, acupuncture and reconstructive surgery
  • The Traditional Acupuncture Institute offers outpatient care and master's degree programs in a variety of healing arts.

Senior Care 

Howard County has a several nursing homes and assisted care facilities available for its senior residents: 

Urgent Care

Urgent care centers fill an important health care gap between the doctor's office and the emergency room, providing ambulatory care without an appointment for pressing needs like minor fractures and other injuries or illnesses.  A total of 11 urgent care centers are located throughout Howard County, so immediate care is never far away.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine Emergency Room 
5755 Cedar Lane

AllCare of MD
6955 Oakland Mills Road
(410) 290-9990

Convenient Care - Urgent Care Center
6785 Business Parkway
(410) 782-4300

Patient First
6333 Baltimore National Pike
(443) 514-1361

Righttime Medical Care
6334 Cedar Lane
(888) 808-6483

Concentra Urgent Care
6656 Dobbin Road
(410) 381-1330

MyCare Express
1311 Londontown Boulevard #130
(410) 549-7222

Mount Airy Health Services
1502 S Main St # 203
Mount Airy
(301) 829-5888

6100 Dobbin Road
(443) 492-4000

AllCare of Maryland Urgent Care & Cosmetic Center
9396 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City
(410) 480-9110

Concentra Urgent Care
7377 Washington Boulevard #101
(410) 379-3051


Howard County actively promotes programs that support a healthy lifestyle for its residents: 

  • Healthy Howard is an initiative that's unique to Maryland and the region. Healthy Howard brings together all facets of the community to create a public health model that can improve the health and well being of every resident



Doing Business Here

Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win. Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

Living Here

Howard County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.