Prescription Drop Off Locations

Dispose of your unwanted or expired medications at:

HCPD Northern District: 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City - 24/7

HCPD Southern District: 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel - 24/7

HCPD Columbia: 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia - 24/7

Gary Arthur Community Center: 2400 Route 97, Cooksville - Monday-Saturday, 7AM-9PM and Sunday, 9AM-6PM


Dispose of your needles, syringes and EpiPens at:

HC DrugFree, Wilde Lake Village Center, 5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206, Columbia, MD 21044

Call 443-325-0040 to arrange for drop-off



Police, Fire, Medical Emergency: 911

Howard County Police Non-Emergency: 410-313-2200

Howard County General Hospital: 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044, 410-740-7890



Call the Howard County Health Department for treatment options and opioid overdose response training: 410-313-6202

Call 211, a free and confidential service to find local health and human service resources


Drug Testing

White Glove Drug and Alcohol Testing: 410-458-8276

Friends Medical Laboratory: 410-247-4417

Delaware Valley Mobile Drug Testing: 856-617-1348

PrecisionX Drug Testing: 410-977-1341


Crisis Hotlines

Howard County Crisis Hotline: 410-531-6677

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009

TDD Line - Hearing Impaired: 410-531-5086

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center: 410-531-6006

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Parent Hotline: 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

Poison Center: 800-222-1222


Howard County Tiplines

Drug Activity Tip Line: 410-290-DRUG (3784)

Anonymous Tip Line: 410-313-STOP (7867)


Overdose Response Training Programs

Howard County Health Department: 410-313-6202