HEALTH DEPARMENT

Animal Control - 704-216-7768 - Located at 1465 Julian Road in Salisbury. Services include Adopt-A-Pet-Program; Investigation of animal bite cases, suspected rabies cases and animal cruelty; Removal of stray dogs and cats. Please consider adopting a cat or dog from our shelter, and check out our web site at Rowan County Animal Control for more information about our services.

Environmental Health - 704-216-8525 - Located at 402 North Main Street in Salisbury. Services include inspection of food establishments, public/private schools, motels, child care centers and public swimming pools; Inspection of wells and septic systems; Collection of private well water samples; Investigation of child lead poisoning cases. Check out our Quarterly Food-handling Establishments Inspections.

Care Management- 704-216-8786 - Specially trained social workers provide assistance to families with children birth-five years who are at risk for developmental delays, and to women and their families who desire help finding resources and services to meet their needs during pregnancy. Please see our Care Management page for more information.

Family Health Services - 704-216-8782 - Provides well and sick care for families with Medicaid, Health Choice, Insurance, and self-pay clients. Services include physical exams for adults who are established patients, physical exams for children and women's health services.

Family Planning - Family Planning services including exams, bith control, education and counseling are provided to women and men. Fees are based on a sliding scale and Medicaid is accepted. Call 704-216-8782 for an appointment.

Health Education - 704-216-8795 - Health Educators help individuals and communities adopt a healthy lifestyle through programs, including Health Link, Healthy Rowan!, Rowan Partnership for Community Health, and Youth In Action Against Tobacco Council.

Immunizations - 704-216-8786 - Required immunizations are provided to children birth through the age of 18 at no charge. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B are provided to adults but there may be a charge. Tetanus boosters are provided at no charge. Flu vaccines are provided in the fall. Pneumonia is provided according to the current fee schedule. Call for an appointment.

Oral Health - Community - 704-639-7727 - A state dental hygienist conducts dental screenings and provides oral health education program in schools and to requesting community and professional groups. Oral Health is working towards a decay-free generation of North Carolina children. For more information check out the Oral Health Section home page.

Prenatal Services - 704-216-8882 - Prenatal care is provided to low-income residents of Rowan County by health department staff and local obstetricians on Mondays and Thursdays from 8-12. A sliding fee scale based on financial eligibility is applied and Medicaid is accepted. Call for an appointment.

Smile Center for Children - 704-216-8796 - Two dentists and dental health staff provide dental care in a clinic setting to children through 18 years of age. Medicaid and Health Choice insurance are accepted.

Women, Infants, Children (WIC) - 704-216-8777, press 4 - A nutritional program for women, infants and children that provides nutritional information and vouchers for healthy foods at no cost. Applicants must be seen by WIC staff to determine eligibility by appointment only.

Appointments are necessary for most health-related services. Walk-ins are accepted. The cost of most services are based on your income. If you qualify for Medicaid or other financial aid programs there may be no charge.

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