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The Health Department will be closed Monday, September 4, for Labor Day.

Connecting family to fresh produce at local daycares

Connecting family to fresh produce is part of the Tour De Daycare grant from ASAP. Listen at to WIC Nutritionist Nicole Coston describe how the program will impact children in Henderson County as daycare centers are taught gardening skills. The program supplements WIC's current efforts, including the demonstration garden at the Health Department. Read more.

Notice of Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m., in the Classroom at the Department of Public Health. The Board of Health will consider the proposed repeal of the existing Board of Health rule titled Rabies Postexposure Management of Dogs and Cats that was adopted on November 8, 2016. For more information, click here.

Get caught up on your vaccines

When you're making your back-to-school checklist, be sure to include vaccines—for your children and for yourself. Questions? Call our Immunization Clinic at (828) 694-6015.

Enjoy the fair but wash your hands

The NC Mountain State Fair, September 8-17, is a fun tradition, but please be safe. Don't bring food or drinks into an animal exhibit, and don't forget to wash your hands after petting an animal. More tips at Stay Healthy at Animal Exhibits.

Don't let mosquitoes or ticks bug you!

Take measures now to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites.

While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant during these warmer months when ticks are most active.

Tick ID | How to safely remove a tick

What is Naloxone?

An opioid is a powerful prescription pain medication, often given after surgery. Naloxone is a medication used to treat an opioid overdose by reversing the effects of opioids. Is Naloxone something you should have on hand? Learn more.

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QuitlineNC is for North Carolinians ready to quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 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).


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Last updated August 28, 2017