Clinical Services 

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Family Planning

Please call for an appointment.
(828) 250-5000

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Services include:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Yearly physical exams including Pap Smear and Laboratory tests
  • Education regarding family planning methods and disease prevention
  • Availability of several family planning methods based on individual client need and clinician recommendation
  • Emergency contraception is available to appropriate clients

Please bring insurance information and/or proof of current income. Sliding scale fee available. For more information see our Billing Guide.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)

Please call for an appointment.
(828) 250-6006

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

BCCCP offers Free or Low Cost services to uninsured or low income women age 18 to 64. Please call to see if you qualify.

  • Breast & Cervical Exams
  • Pap Smears
  • Mammograms
  • Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screenings
  • Health Counseling & Education

For more information:

Immunizations (Vaccines)

What you do matters! Getting immunized throughout your lifetime protects you, the people you love and our community against harmful diseases.

Find information that helps you stay on top of the vaccines for childhood, college, as adults and travel outside of the United States. If you have concerns or have questions about vaccines you can find information from doctors or talk with our Disease Control nurses at (828) 250-5096.

Key Info

Your Vaccine Records

Keeping up-to-date vaccine records for your family, especially your children, is important and it can be difficult to manage. We want to help you.

It is important to know that your children's vaccine records are often required to register them for school, participate in athletic teams and summer camps or to travel outside the United States. If you need official copies of vaccination records for your child, or if you need to update your personal records, start by checking with your child's doctor or the Department of Health.

Another important reason to have your child's vaccine records is so you can keep up with when they need vaccine boosters or new vaccines as they get older. Talk to your child's doctor to decide what vaccines your child needs to protect them against disease and keep them healthy. In special circumstances children can have their blood tested to find out if they are immune to certain diseases. Your child's doctor may prefer to revaccinate your child for best protection. It is safe for your child to be vaccinated even if he already received that vaccine.

Next time you go to your child's doctor, make sure to ask if your child's vaccinations are up-to-date.

Immunization Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(828) 250-5096

No appointment needed - except for Foreign Travel Vaccines.

Childhood Vaccination Program

  • All required and recommended vaccines are available for infants, school aged children and college-age students.
  • Buncombe County participates in the Vaccines for Children program. For more information or to determine if your child is eligible for the VFC program call (828) 250-5096 or check out their website.
  • All required vaccines are offered at no charge for children 18 years of age and below. Please bring your child's insurance card with you if they have one.
  • Bring immunization card showing past immunizations or "shot history".
  • For additional adolescent vaccine information check out the CDC's page on teen vaccines.

Adult Vaccination Program (Available for Buncombe County residents)

  • BCDH provides a wide range of vaccines for adults.
  • Please bring insurance information including Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. For more information see our Billing Guide.
  • Walk-in basis (first come, first served)

Vaccine Information Sheets

If you have questions or concerns, check these resources:

Travel Vaccines

Please call for an appointment.
(828) 250-5096

Monday - Friday — by appointment only.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • BCDH provides comprehensive screening, education, and vaccination for clients travelling abroad.
  • Call for an appointment at least 4 weeks before departure date.
  • Mail or fax your immunization records at least five days before your appointment so we can prepare for your visit. Fax 828 250-6163
  • Clients should sign in 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
  • It is important to bring the following items — some of them you must take on your trip:
    • Yellow International Health Book (officially known as the "international Certificate of Vaccination by the World Health Organization")
    • Immunization Record
    • Trip Itinerary
    • List of medications and allergies
    • Your health insurance card or information
  • Payment is expected at time of service.
  • For detailed information about foreign travel safety, download this fact sheet.

Travel Vaccine Forms

For more information:

Please visit the CDC's website. You may also call the Buncombe County Health Center's Immunization Clinic at 250-5096 for an appointment.

STD Clinic

Please call for an appointment.
(828) 250-5109

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Screening, education, treatment and follow-up for STDs (no charge)

HIV counseling and testing program

For more information:

TB Skin Test

Please call for an appointment.
(828) 250-5096

Monday, Tuesday and Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • TB Skin Test - self pay or accepted insurances
  • TB Skin testing is offered Monday, Tuesday and Friday, ONLY. Walk-in basis (first come, first served) in the Immunization Clinic.
  • Clients need to return three days after test for results

For more information:

Western North Carolina Community Health Services

The following services are now provided by Western North Carolina Community Health Services:

  • Adult Primary Care
  • Prenatal Health Care
  • Child Primary Care
  • Dental Care

To access these services, please call 285-0622, Minnie Jones Health Center located at 257 Biltmore Avenue downtown.

Eblen Charities

The following services are now provided by Eblen Charities:

Elementary School Dental Screening, Assessment, and Referral

Dental screenings are scheduled in conjunction with all Buncombe County and Asheville City elementary schools’ annual health fairs, which occur in the fall of each school year. Grades that currently screened are kindergarten, second grade, and selected fifth grade classes. Students determined to need immediate dental treatment are referred to their School Nurse who will assist parents in obtaining dental care for their child.

Second Grade Dental Sealant and Oral Health Education Program

The Children’s Dental Sealant program provides sealants and basic oral health education to 2nd grade students in targeted Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. The program operates through strong community partnership with AB Tech, Eblen Kimmel Charities, and many community dentists and their dental staff.