Health Services prevents the spread of disease, protects the health of the community and promotes healthy living.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
The Human Services Board meets on the 2nd Monday of the month. No meetings are scheduled for the months of July and December.
|Member Name||Position Title||Term Date||District||Qualifications|
|VACANT POSITION||Consumer of Human Services||November 2019||at large
||Consumer of Human Services|
Interim Public Health Director
1224 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
Since 1937, Union County Public Health has been helping prevent and reduce the spread of disease through education, nutrition intervention, and consultation, and by providing immunizations, sanitation and enforcement of state and local laws. Health Services is here to serve Union County residents in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and the protection of our community’s health.
Union County Division of Public Health accepts cash, credit card, debit card, most major medical insurances and Medicaid. Patients without insurance will be asked to provide proof of income to determine cost of services.
All public health services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, disability or handicap. All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina law.
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