Harnett County, North Carolina
Health Department 

Important Announcements
Score a Food Safety Touch Down

Super bowl Sunday—Food Safety: Make food safety a priority on game day— Whether you are having or going to a party, these tips provide a food safety Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Clean-when preparing food wash hand and surfaces often, Separate: use separate plates for raw and cooked food when grilling, Cook food to the right temperature and Chill: Don’t leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours. For more information click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Preventnion web site or on the title.

State of the County Health Report 2014

The 2014 State of the County Health report , this report provides a look back to review what has been affecting the health of the community in order to move forward and make healthy effective and safe changes for all. In addition, this report focuses on progress made in health indicators, a review of mortality and morbidity data a review of health concerns selected as priorities and other changes that affect health concerns. This report provides a snapshot of how well Harnett County compares with the state across a variety of health objectives. To view the report click on the title or for more information please call 910-814-6198 or 910-893-7550.

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program

Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are partnering to offer Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less (ESMMWL). ESMMWL is a 15 week weight management program that uses strategies proven to work. Each lesson informs, empowers, and motivates participants to live mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 3rd at Harnett County Cooperative Extension located at 126 Alexander Drive from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The enrollment fee is $20 per person. The registration deadline is Friday, January 30th. To register call 910-814-6196. For more information, click on the title.

Departmental Change: Open Access Appointment Scheduling

The Health Department will transition to an Open Access appointment scheduling on February 16, 2015. The purpose of the Open access appointment scheduling is in an effort to decrease overall wait times and to help with the clinics operating more efficiently. According to Public Health Officials, implementing an Open Access scheduling system will allow the Department to provide clinical services more frequently and increase the number of appointments each day. This change will allow patients to call and make an appointment the same day or within 24 hours in most cases. Patients can be seen more timely. The Open Access appointment scheduling is for clinical services only. Public Health Officials ask that the public please be understanding, flexible and patient as they work to better serve you. For more information about this Departmental change, contact the Harnett County Health Department at 910-893-7550, comments about this program change can be made by logging onto the Patient Satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Please consider completing our patient satisfaction survey. This feedback helps us continually monitor or change our services to serve you better. Click on the title to access the survey in English. Click here for the Spanish survey.

Mobile Mammography:

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography screenings will be held on January 28, and February 17, 2015. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.

Give Kids a Smile

The 2015, “Give Kids a Smile” is scheduled for Saturday February 21, 2015 from 9:00am until 4:30 pm in Lillington at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington. The “Give Kids a Smile” provides access to free dental health services for children between the ages of 1 to 13 years of age not covered by any form dental insurance, all children must be a resident of Harnett County. For more information please call 910-814-4191, click on the title to download a registration form.Registration Deadline: February 1, 2015.

ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center in Lillington

The ECU clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Services: Comprehensive General Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, Oral Surgery – Extractions, Root Canals, Sealants and Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures, Implant Services, Periodontal Services and Cleanings, Cosmetic Tooth Whitening. Digital Radiography, and 3-D/Cone Beam Imaging. For more information click on the title to view the web site or call 910-814-4191, the facility is located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington.

Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook

Become a fan of Harnett County Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page. We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.