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Public Health

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.


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Dr. Ellis Matheson, DNP, RN
Buncombe County Public Health Director
Director of Nursing
P:(828) 250-5106

Public Health
P:(828) 250-5211
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

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

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7407
Asheville, NC 28802

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