Located in the Craven County Human Services Complex, the public heath department offers adult health services such as adult primary care, chronic disease detection, family planning and maternal healthcare, adult immunizations and a sexually transmitted disease clinic. Child health services include well child care, illness and injury care, free immunizations and cardiac and neurology clinics through physician referrals. Other services provided by the health department include the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Foods Program for children age 5 and younger and pregnant women; nutritional counseling for special diets or weight loss; a mobile dental care unit that provides screenings, dental services and dental health education; and educational programs for the public. In addition, the Division of Environmental Health, (252) 636-4936, provides food, lodging and sanitation inspections, on-site wastewater inspections, lead poisoning investigations, indoor air quality and pediatric asthma management and rabies control. The Craven County Health Department operates the areas longest standing Home Health agency and provides Hospice services as well.
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