Make a Healthy Splash! Germs in the water can make people sick if they swallow just a mouthful of contaminated water. Take these steps every time you get in the water to help keep yourself and those you care about safe from germs. During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week and throughout the year, we are working to raise awareness about the steps everyone can take to protect themselves and those they care about from illness and injury in and around the water. For more information Steps for Healthy Swimming /Espanol .
The Memorial Day holiday weekend typically kicks off the start of the spring and summer grilling season. Foodborne illnesses tend to increase during the summer months because bacteria multiply faster when it’s warm. Stay healthy and safe by following these food safety guidelines: four simple steps—Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill—can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning. For information: How to Grill Safely/ Español
We are pleased to announce the Family Planning clinic is providing extended hours. Starting June 1, 2023, and the first Thursday of each month. To make an appointment or for more information please call 910-893-7550. Comments about this program change can be made through this web site, For the patient/consumer survey click here. For Espanol click here. For more information call 910-893-7570.
The Harnett County Health Department through the Environmental Health Division is providing free mosquito insecticide to county residents. The briquettes, also known as “Mosquito Dunks” work by killing mosquito larvae before they can grow into adults. Harnett county residents can pick up a four month supply of the insecticide from the Health Department’s Environmental Health Division which is located at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., in Lillington between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30pm while supplies last. For more information click here/ Espanol
Mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer. Give yourself the best opportunity to detect breast cancer early by scheduling your yearly mammogram. The Health Department in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography provides access to mobile mammography screenings. Pre-registration is required Applications for screenings/Espanol and funding assistance/Espanol is available for uninsured women who meet program criteria. Our upcoming screening dates: June 15 & June 29, 2023. For more information please call 910-814-6225 or 910-893-7550.
The Harnett County Health Department along with community partners are releasing the 2022 Community Health Assessment (CHA).Core members of the Community Health Assessment Team included representatives from Harnett Health, Cape Fear Valley Health Systems, Campbell University Department of Public Health and Healthy Harnett. Community members have rated these concerns as significant with regard to the urgency, severity, and feasibility of improvement efforts. Harnett County’s health priorities are Behavioral Health (including substance use disorder and overdose prevention),Chronic Disease and Motor Vehicle Injuries. To view the full 2022 CHA click here or to view CHA Summary report. For more information about the CHA please call our office 910-893-7550.
The Health Department is providing free at-home COVID-19 test kits. Persons can pick up at-home COVID-19 test kits Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Health Department which is located within the Governmental Complex at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. For more information, How to Use an At-Home COVID-19 Test- click here
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.
Please consider completing our patient/consumer satisfaction survey or community survey. This feedback helps us continually monitor or change our services to serve you better. For the patient/consumer survey click here. For Spanish, click here. For the community survey, click here. For Spanish, click here.