Breastfeeding Support Service
Classes are held for five weeks on a weeknight from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and are offered in both English and Spanish.
For registration and fee information, contact Kaye Brownlee, BSSW, LCCE, Health Educator, at (828) 694-6066.
To register, contact Kaye Brownlee, BSSW, LCCE, Health Educator, at (828) 694-6066.
The Department of Public Health is also a resource for assisting parents in locating free or reduced price infant and booster seats.
KidFit is a weight management program for children and teens ages 2-18 years of age. Individual nutrition counseling services are provided at the Henderson County Department of Public Health by a registered dietitian. Families are taught to make healthy choices through interactive lessons and encouraged to participate in daily physical activity. Please read the bilingual KidFit brochure on our Publications page.
To participate in the program, contact your child's doctor, school nurse, or Amy McCall at (828) 694-6029 at the Henderson County Department of Public Health. We must receive a referral from your child's health care provider prior to starting the program. Referrals may be faxed to (828) 694-1600.
Check with your insurance company for dietitian counseling coverage. The program is covered by Medicaid; discounted services are available by providing annual gross income and number of persons in the household.
Our priority is to serve your child; no child will be denied services because of inability to pay.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
The Free Clinics
Park Ridge Health
Have you ever wondered how to find help or a community service for yourself or someone in need? Simply dial 2-1-1 from your home, office or cell phone, any time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to learn about vital services in your community. This call is free, confidential and available in any language.
United Way's 2-1-1 of Western North Carolina is a local community service information line.
Aging Well Learning Network
This site seeks to serve older adults, caregivers, and professionals in the field of aging throughout Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Community Health Services is located at 64E & Howard Gap Road or 2579 Chimney Rock Road in Hendersonville. Call (828) 692-4289 to learn more about their services.
Children & Family Resource Center
The Children & Family Resource Center promotes the well being of children as it advocates for them and their families, facilitates coordination and collaboration among children’s programs, and provides services and resources for children and their families. See their resource Agencies Serving Youth in Henderson County.
Community Resources for Health & Wellness
This brochure is a list of local resources for health and wellness needs.
El Centro of Henderson County
The mission of El Centro is to create a more inclusive community for Latinos by providing unique services, developing grassroots leaders, and working together to access community resources.
Girls on the Run
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement through running.This character-development program for pre-adolescent girls (3rd-8th grades) strengthens girls physically, emotionally, and socially in preparation to face the upcoming pressures of adolescence.The program is offered on a sliding scale starting at $15, and no girl is turned away for inability to pay.
Henderson County Public Schools Migrant Education Program
This program is designed to improve educational opportunities for migrant children who change schools frequently and often miss school due to their parents’ transient work in agriculture. The staff works in close partnership with schools, parents, health and social service agencies, and the community at large to identify and serve migrant families. The program offers academic support and addresses family needs. It is free and confidential.
HopeRx is a community-based prescription drug abuse initiative centered on education, prevention and treatment. Naloxone is a life-saving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when given in time. Naloxone Nasal Spray Kits are available with a prescription to those at risk of overdose and for family members who have a loved one at risk. Call The Free Clinics at (828) 697-8453.
It's OK to Ask addresses youth suicide prevention. Videos on the site were created by North Carolina students.
Medication Disposal: the Henderson County Sheriff's Department collects medications in their Unwanted, Unused, Expired Medication Collection Program. Read this brochure to learn how to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication safely.
NC Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Help Line
1-800-737-3028 A toll-free help line for parents and professionals with children and youth who have special health care needs or send an email to: CYSHCN.Helpline@dhhs.nc.gov
NC Health Info, a service of the UNC Health Sciences Library, offers access to web sites of health and medical information and local health services serving North Carolina residents.
Safelight is a nonprofit agency that provides support for victims of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Call For Help: (828) 693-3840 - 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Safe Surrender—What you know about North Carolina's Safe Surrender Law could save a life. This law allows an overwhelmed parent to surrender a newborn up to 7 days old to a responsible adult and walk away. Call 1-800-FOR-BABY. In an emergency, call 911.
Smart Start of Henderson County believes that every child's future begins at birth. Smart Start is an early education initiative created to ensure that all young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
Smoky Mountain LME/MCO is for anyone in western North Carolina who would like more information about finding mental health services or who needs help in a mental health or addiction crisis. Call Smoky Mountain LME/MCO for free, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-849-6127.
Spirit of Women is a national designation that refers to the hospital’s commitment to provide exclusive programming that engages physicians and women—the spirited influencers of healthcare choices—through inspiring experiences, events, education and communications. Pardee Hospital holds this designation in Henderson County.
St. Gerard House - Autism Spectrum Disorder
St. Gerard House, a non-profit serving families facing autism, offers evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, developmental delays and behavioral health needs. In addition, we provide training, consultation, and support for families, educators, institutions, and any others involved with the treatment or care of these individuals. Our services are available to families and professionals in Western North Carolina. Call (828) 693-4223 for more information.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Smart Start of Henderson County offer a program that mails new, age-appropriate books to enrolled Henderson County children every month. Books are free for children birth to five years. Reading is essential to school success, and you can help your child get ready to read.
The Free Clinics (TFC) enhances the Henderson County healthcare system to ensure the accessibility of quality healthcare for uninsured, low-income clients. TFC works with volunteers and partnering healthcare providers to provide healthcare, prevention, education, medication access, and case management services, including specialty referrals.
|5-2-1-Almost None! stands for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day; 2 hours or less of screen time per day; 1 hour of physical activity per day; and almost none sugared beverages per day. WNC Healthy Kids advocates that we commit to using 5-2-1-Almost None! to organize and strengthen efforts for reducing childhood obesity.|
WNC Healthy Impact is a partnership between hospitals and health departments in western North Carolina to improve community health.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a program for adults who want to help youth with mental health challenges. Smoky Mountain LME/ MCO (Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization) offers community trainings for Youth Mental Health First Aid and Adult Mental Health First Aid at least once each year in our county. Please contact Michelle Tyler with the Smoky Mountain Community Collaboration Department. Call 1-800893-6246 x 5125 or visit the Smoky Calendar of Events at www.smokymountaincenter.com.
The websites below are starting points for both the public and the health care professional. Please note that the Department of Public Health does not necessarily endorse the information or advertising associated with these websites. Please contact your health care provider before using any health information obtained from the Internet.
Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, drugs and wellness issues. Other tools include medical dictionaries and current health news. Very reliable for drug information. Español
Provides doctor-approved, jargon-free health information about children from before birth through adolescence.