Flu vaccine is available in our Immunization Clinic on a walk-in basis only from 8-11:30 am and 1– 4 pm. We ask for your patience if you should have to wait.
Flu Vaccine School Site Immunization Initiative
For forms and other information, click here.
Drug Take-Back Drops
"Drive thru" to dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired medications on the following dates:
- Sept. 30: United Community Bank, Etowah, 10-1
- Oct. 21: Federal Credit Union, Fletcher, 10-1
- Oct. 22: Henderson County Sheriff's Dept., 10-2
Medications can always be brought to the lobby of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office any weekday (excluding county holidays) from 8am-5pm. Click here for more information.
Prescription Medication Safety (bilingual) PDF
Safe Needle Disposal Is Easy English | Spanish
Medical Waste -FAQ- Maybe your question is answered here!
Does your family know what to do
during a disaster?
Get ready to go from awareness to action during National Preparedness Month. Creating your Family Emergency Communication Plan starts with one simple question: “What if?” Need help making a plan? Click here. Other resources are available at Public Health Preparedness.
Watch Don't Wait, a 60-second YouTube video.
Div. of Public Health needs your input
for State Health Assessment
To prepare to seek accreditation from the national Public Health Accreditation Board, the Division of Public Health and its partners have completed a State Health Assessment with 5 identified priorities. Now they need your input on the process and priorities. If you would like to help, please go to this link: http://publichealth.nc.gov/sha
Promote healthy growth in children and prevent obesity.
About 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States has obesity and certain groups of children are more affected than others. While there is no single or simple solution, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.
Don't let mosquitoes bug you!
Take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites.
Help control mosquitoes in Henderson County
English | Spanish
Mosquito spraying/bat boxes English | Spanish
Zika Virus—news, provider guidance and handouts.
Questions about breastfeeding?
The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program offers breastfeeding education and assistance by a board-certified Lactation Consultant, breastfeeding peer counselors, and WIC nutritionists who are Certified Breastfeeding Educators. Read more about essential support for breastfeeding moms in this public health column.
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Find help or a community service by dialing 2-1-1 any time 24 hours a day, 365 days.This call is free, confidential and available in any language.
Call Smoky Mountain LME/MCO at 1-800-849-6127 for services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
QuitlineNC is for
North Carolinians ready to quit smoking. Call
1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).