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This guide is provided for your use to let you know about health and well-being services offered in our community both locally, regionally,
and nationally.

Emergency Preparedness

Local and Regional Resources

National Resources

Public Health Hotline (828) 694-4040
Current information on public health issues.

Local and Regional Resources

The Henderson County Department of Public Health publishes the following information:

Community Health Resource Directory

Community Resources for Health and Wellness brochure—local Henderson County resources for dental health, developmental disabilities, mental health, pediatric care, and much more. Spanish

Department of Public Health Programs & Services (bilingual)


Other Local and Regional Resources

5-2-1

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 is advocating that we commit to using 5-2-1-Almost None! to help organize and strengthen efforts for reducing childhood obesity.

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.

CARE-LINE 1-800-662-7030 is a toll-free line for questions about health and human service issues in all levels of government and other agencies.

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.

Eat Smart Move More NC

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 WNC
This program for girls in grades 3 - 8 combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills, and make healthy decisions.

Healthy North Carolina 2020

It's OK to Ask addresses youth suicide prevention. Videos on the site were created by North Carolina students.

NC Department of Health and Human Services lists hotlines and websites for resources across the state.

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.

NC Quitline provides confidential, one-on-one support that will help you stay tobacco-free for good.

Pardee Hospital is located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. Call (828) 696-1000 for information about the quality care Pardee provides to Henderson County.

Park Ridge Health is located at 100 Hospital Drive in Hendersonville. Call (828) 684-8501 to learn more about Park Ridge Health.

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.

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 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.

Click 211

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.

WNC Healthy Impact is a partnership between hospitals and health departments in western North Carolina to improve community health. Watch these videos about initiatives in our region that highlight access to healthy foods, open spaces for physical activity, transportation options and tobacco-free communities.

WNC Healthy Kids is a resource for programs and interventions happening in WNC to help promote healthy weight for children.

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Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness is the Department of Public Health's web page with information about preparing for emergencies.

"HOT LINE 828-694-4040" refrigerator magnets are available at the health department as long as supplies last. The HOT LINE phone number will keep you current about public health issues such as seasonal flu, foodborne outbreaks, communicable diseases, and emergency preparedness. Please contact us at 694-6063 if you would like to pick up a magnet.

Henderson County has information about preparing for emergencies and the current threat advisory level at Emergency Management.

Would you be ready if there were an emergency? The CDC can help you be prepared: assemble an emergency supply kit, make your emergency plans, stay informed, and be involved in helping your family, your business, and your community to be ready.

Got bottled water? Canned food? Evacuation plan? Prepare now for emergencies. Find help at ReadyNC.org or ListoNC.org (Español).

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National Resources

The national websites below are comprehensive 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.

MEDLINEplus
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. (Spanish)

healthfinder®
Reliable health information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Spanish)

familydoctor.org
Health information from the American Academy of Family Physicians. (Spanish)

Kidshealth®
Provides doctor-approved, jargon-free health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

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Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated July 16, 2014