The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu. For more information click on the link to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) web site to learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. The Health Department provides flu shot clinics Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:30p.m. for children and adults. Residents are encouraged to bring all insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information please call 910-893-7550 or click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
We are urging every woman to make a New Year’s resolution to talk with their health care provider about cervical health! Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Two tests help prevent cervical cancer or find it early— For more information click on the link to view the CDC’s web site to make an appointment please call our office at 910-893-7550.
Join us for the 12th annual Go Red Lunch and Learn on Friday, February 21st from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Varun Kumar with Harnett Cardiology. The program will include a presentation on heart disease and the latest heart health information. This event is free, however registration is required. To register call 910-814-6298. The registration deadline is Monday, February 17th. Seating is limited.
We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself and doing what’s best for you is also best for your baby! For more information click here to view the CDC’s web site or call our office at 910-893-7550.
The Harnett County Board of Health will meet on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00pm in room 220 of the Harnett County Health Department located at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. To view a copy of the meeting agenda click on the title or for more information please call 910-893-7550.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides access to mobile mammography screening in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held January 31, and February 18, 2020. Pre-registration is required. Click here for an application. For women who are uninsured and need a mammogram, funding assistance is available for those who meet specific criteria Click here for the Mammography Assistance program. For more information call our office at 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.
WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, is a nutrition program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. WIC is available to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To submit a request for WIC services, call 910-893-7570 or or use this form.