Health Services


As one of Maryland's fast growing communities, Charles County provides ample opportunities for healthcare providers and companies. The County's steady accelerated population growth has created an increased demand for healthcare services, with about 10 percent of the population 65 years of age and over.

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, located in La Plata, offers a range of services to local residents and to citizens from neighboring towns and cities, including critical care, oncology, obstetrics, surgical care, orthopedics, rehabilitation and more. Named a top performer on key quality measures for four consecutive years by The Joint Commission, UM Charles Regional continues to advance with a brand new building and major investment in new technology.

Healthcare services providers can tap into the County's growing pool of medical professionals, with the College of Southern Maryland and University of Maryland offering programs in nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, radiography and medical laboratory technology.


For more information about the Health Services industry in Charles County, please contact Lucretia Freeman-Buster.

Fast Facts and Figures

  • From 2010-2015, the health care and social assistance sectors added more than 600 jobs.
  • The health care and social assistance sector represents 15 percent of the County's private employment base.

At A Glance

  • The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center offers an array of services for residents in the region. Recent and in-progress expansions include the Regional Rehabilitation Center, the Urgent Care Center, and the Outpatient Imaging Center.

  • Four world-class institutions within an hour's drive: Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, university of Maryland Medical Center and John's Hopkins Hospital.

  • Available real estate in medical parks, new office space and concentrations of medical and related services.

  • Demonstrated need for more medical specialists within Charles County.

  • Competitive wages in health care sectors, paired with a lower cost of living than the DC Metro area.

Notable Employers

  • University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center:   Ranked among the top 18 percent of accredited hospitals in the United States. Earned the distinction of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Provides primary care by Johns Hopkins physicians. Johns Hopkins Medicine, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States.
  • Sagepoint Senior Living Services: Leading provider of senior nursing, adult day care, and assisted living. Sagepoint has provided excellent care and trusted advice to seniors and their families in Southern Maryland for more than 40 years.
  • MedStar Health at Waldorf: MedStar Medical Group and PromptCare at Waldorf give access to the entire integrated MedStar Health system, which includes 10 hospitals, exceptional physician specialists, clinical trials, home care services, and more.

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Lucretia Freeman-Buster
Chief of Business Development

Charles County EDD
10665 Stanhaven Place

Suite 206

White Plains, MD 20695

Phone: 301-885-1344

“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice

Just Tech


“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck


Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn


The Welburn Organization