Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide and to encourage the provision of quality public health programs that protect and promote health, prevent and control disease, reduce and rehabilitate disability, as well as establish and maintain healthful lifestyles in a safe environment.  This will be accomplished by assessing local health needs, developing public health policies, and assuring delivery of needed community services.


Improving Rowan's health for more than 97 years.

   1811 East Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone:  704-216-8777     Fax:  704-638-3129
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except holidays) 

Our Employee of the Quarter

 We now accept CIGNA insurance.



Each year upwards to 22,000 people die from radon-induced lung cancer. Roughly 54 percent of those diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer are expected to live no more than five years after diagnosis. The Rowan County Health Department is partnering with the NC Radon program to provide free short-term radon test kits in recognition of National Radon Action Month.  A limited supply of radon test kits are being made available locally on January 5th, 8th, and 13th from 9 AM to 4 PM at Environmental Health, which is located at 402 N. Main Street Salisbury, NC 28144.  For more information please call Environmental Health at 704-216-8525.




The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening. For the latest information on the Ebola Virus Disease from the CDC, click here. For "Facts About Ebola", click here.



What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Policy on Public Access to Health Data