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.

Care Management- 704-216-8867 - 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, birth 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.

Community Health Education - 704-216-8795 - Community Health Educators help individuals and communities adopt a healthy lifestyle through programs and services. Staffs conduct community presentations on a variety of health-related topics including chronic disease, wellness, prevention, and responsible decision-making. Community Health Educators promote and assist in creating policy and environmental changes that support healthy behaviors, and work with community stakeholders to create and manage sustainable programs geared towards improving health outcomes in target populations. Staffs inform the community about health issues that impact our everyday lives, coordinate the Community Health Assessment (CHA) process, publish the State of the County Health Report (SOTCH), and provide local health statistics as requested.

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.

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.

    Rowan County Health Department accepts the following health insurances: Aetna, CIGNA, Humana/ChoiceCare, Health Net Federal Services / TRICARE, Medicaid, Medicare, ProNet/Aetna     

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Supervisory Staff

 Nina M. Oliver, MS

Public Health Director


Elizabeth Davis, MPH

Quality Improvement Specialist


 Charles H. Drake

Budget Analyst


June Miller

Office Supervisor V 


 Steve Joslin, BS

Health Education Specialist


 Tad Helmstetler

Program Specialist


 Angela Worley, RN

PH Nursing Supervisor


 Sharon Owen, RN

PH Nursing Director

         Mary L. Rachui, RN            

PH Nursing Supervisor


 Samantha Welton, DDS



 Shanelle Wilkey, BS, RD, LDN

Nutritionist III


Pam Allman

Office Supervisor V 


 Kerry Martin

Social Work Supervisor