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The New Hanover County Health Department is comprised of the following 8 divisions: Board of Health, Administration, Animal Control Services, Dental Health, Environmental health services, Health Programs Administration, Personal Health Services(PHS)Division, and
Support Services Division.

The Health Department provides quality health care, preventive medical and dental services, and environmental protection for the citizens of New Hanover County thought its divisions. The Health Programs Administration Division provides Health Promotion through educational programs such as General Health Education, Tobacco Prevention/Project ASSIST, Injury Prevention, and Women's Health Education.

The Dental Health Division utilizes numerous strategies to improve the oral health of the citizens of New Hanover County which involve increased use of dental sealants, periodic dental assessments with referral, dental health education, community water fluoridation, and activities to assure access to care. Adults, community groups, and children in grades kindergarten through the fifth grade are provided with on healthy lifestyles regarding diet, brushing, flossing, use of fluorides, and the need for regular dental care.

The Personal Health Services(PHS)Division provides clinical services such as STD Information, Women's Preventive Health (Family Planning), Breast and Cervical cancer control program (BCCCP), Child Health (Well-Child Physicals only), Neurology, Male Health, HIV Counseling and Testing, Wise Woman, Vasectomy program, Immunizations, Miscellaneous Injections, TB Skin Testing, and Pregnancy Testing.

Contact information:

New Hanover County Health Department
2029 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4946
Phone: (910)798-6500


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