Change in Departmental Operations

Starting in July, the Health Department will close from 8:30-10:30 AM on the first Tuesday of the month to accommodate for a monthly Staff Meeting.  This is a change from operational services.  Please comment below with any issues or concerns.

Note that July's Staff Meeting will occur on the second Tuesday (July 11th) of the month due to the 4th of July Holiday.  All other Staff Meetings will occur on the first Tuesday of the month.

Immunization Review

Are you and your loved ones up-to-date on your immunizations?  Stop by the Health Department for an IMmunization Review to learn more!  Call 828-586-8994 if you have questions on prices and availablity.

Closure for Staff Development Day

The Health Department will be closed on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for Staff Development Day.  On this day, staff will complete annual required trainings to ensure that we are able to serve you to the best of our abilities.  All services will resume on Wednesday, April 5, at 8 AM.  Thank you as we work to improve our skills, increase our knowledge, and provide the best service and care to our local community.

Opportunity for Public Comment-- General Clinic Hours

It is our responsibility, as a Health Department, to inform the public when there is a change in operations.  Starting March 6, 2017, the Jackson County Department of Public Health will offer General Clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 AM-4:30 PM.  Services provided through the General Clinic include immunizations, TB skin tests, blood pressure checks, birth control supply pick-up, follow-up/results interpretation, nurse consultation, etc. 

As an agency, we are asking for feedback from you on this change in operations.  Take a moment to fill out this one-question survey on this change.  Thank you for your feedback as we work to provide the highest quality of service to our residents.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STLFTZB

Opportunity for Public Comment

It is our responsibility, as a Health Department, to inform the public when there is a change in operations.  Starting in January 2017, the Health Department will close from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM during our monthly Staff Meetings.  Monthly Staff Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month (please refer to the Community Events Calendar for any discrepancies in this schedule). 

As an agency, we are asking for feedback from you on this change in operations.  Take a moment to fill out this one-question survey on this change.  Thank you for your feedback as we work to provide the highest quality of service to our residents.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZBGWZV

Smoke and Wildfire in Jackson County

The Jackson County Department of Public Health is advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke and fire in and around Jackson County. Please note that some are more susceptible to smoke than others. Review the fact sheet below for more information on susceptible populations and what to do when smoke is limiting visibility.

Input Needed for the State Health Assessment

In preparation for seeking 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 review and provide input to that important process, please go to this link:  http://publichealth.nc.gov/sha

2016 Summer Camp Memos!

Annually, the Communicable Disease Branch of the NC Division of Public Health releases Summer Camp Memos to ensure a safe and healthy summer camp experience for campers and staff.  For anyone running a summer camp in Jackson County, check out the memos below on Rabies Prevention and Tick/Mosquito Prevention:

For questions, call the Health Department at 828-586-8994.

123PapNC

Did you know-- HPV is the most common STI in America? It is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, meaning you don't have to have sex to get it. You only have to come into contact with an infected person's genital area. Get protected. Get the HPV vaccine at the Health Department. Call 587-8289 to make an appointment.