It is the mission of the Department of Health to promote and protect the public's health and to assure through community partnerships that all people in Buncombe County have the opportunity to make healthy choices within a healthy environment.
Birth & Death Certificates
The Deputy Registrar/Vital Statistics Office at the Department of Health processes certificates for all births and deaths that occur in Buncombe County.
This program offers Pregnancy Testing, Yearly physical exams including Pap Smear and Laboratory tests, Education regarding family planning methods and disease prevention.
Breast & Cervical Cancer
BCCCP offers Free or Low Cost services to uninsured or low income women age 18 to 64. Please call to see if you qualify.
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) is an at-risk population management program that serves children from birth to 5 years of age who meet certain risk criteria.
Buncombe County offers a number of services to the public to assist with the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of the public.
The Communicable Disease Program provides investigation, surveillance, reporting and prevention activities necessary to control communicable diseases and to protect the health of the public.
The staff of the Environmental Health Division is charged with enforcing North Carolina laws and rules to safeguard health and protect the environment in Buncombe County.
Immunizations are offered to children and adults of Buncombe County at low or no cost
Interpreter services are available at no cost to any individual utilizing our services.
Nutrition / WIC
Our Nutrition programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of Buncombe County residents. We offer several programs to benefit adults, children, and infants.
Nurse Family Partnership - NFP
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) established in Buncombe County in October 2009 has served over 100 families.
Triple P – the Positive Parenting Program – is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. Triple P is one of the world's most extensively studied and most effective parenting programs, offering increasing levels of support to meet parents' different needs.
The School Health Programs help child care facilities and schools meet the health needs of their children so all are healthy and ready to learn.
Screening, education, treatment and follow-up for STDs at no charge...
BCDH provides comprehensive screening, education, and vaccination for clients travelling abroad.
TB Skin testing is offered Monday, Tuesday and Friday, ONLY. Walk-in basis (first come, first served) in the Immunization Clinic.
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
CDC Health & Safety Topics
Childbirth Education Classes
Community Health Improvement Plan
Dental Health Education
Health Data & Reports
Public Speaking Requests
Restaurant Scores Online
Teens and Young Adults
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
Prescription Discount Card
Do you suspect abuse?
To make an adult or child protective services report any time, day or night, call the numbers below:
Child Abuse: (828) 250-5900
Adult Abuse: (828) 250-5800
Report Communicable Disease
Call (828) 250-5091 to report
Communicable Disease Reporting Form
Alma "Gibbie" Harris
Public Health Director
p. (828) 250-5971
PO Box 7407
Asheville, NC 28802
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Interpreters services are available at no cost
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