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Clinical Services Notice

Due to the need to shift additional staff to the Buncombe County COVID-19 response,
we want the public to know that we are reducing our public health clinic schedules immediately.

Clinical Services

The Buncombe County Health and Human Services Clinic offers a range of services to support your health. Our skilled healthcare professionals ensure that you receive appropriate testing and treatment and take the time to answer your questions. Services are available to men, women, transgender and non-binary individuals. We are here to help you take care of yourself so that you can meet your goals.

Appointments are confidential and low-cost. Our location is 40 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call us at (828) 250-5000 for more information or to make an appointment.

Services Include:

The HHS Family Planning Clinic provides important preventive and reproductive health services. Services are available to men, women, transgender and non-binary individuals.

Services include:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Discussion with a knowledgeable professional about your reproductive life plan (your goals about if and when you want to have children, and how to achieve those goals)
  • A wide variety of birth control, including long-acting reversible methods (IUDs and contraceptive implants)
  • Emergency contraception (copper IUD or pill)
  • Free multivitamins with folic acid
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment
  • Testing for cervical cancer (Pap smear and HPV testing, if appropriate)
  • Breast/chest exams and referrals for mammograms, if indicated
  • Referrals for permanent birth control ("tubes tied" or vasectomy)

Please bring insurance information and/or proof of current income. Sliding scale fee available.

Please call for an appointment or with any questions you might have: (828) 250-5000

BCCCP Offers Free:

  • Chest & Breast Exams
  • Pap Smears & HPV Testing
  • Mammograms

We make it easy for patients to get the quality care they need at no cost. BCCCP will provide referrals and follow-up appointments with qualified professionals if needed.

BCCCP Serves Women and Transgender People:

  • between the ages of 40-64,
  • who have no insurance,
  • and meet income and other eligibility requirements.

Other women and transgender people ages 21 to 39 may be eligible.

Patients must be seen by BCCCP before a cancer diagnosis has been made in order to be eligible for BCCCP Medicaid.

Those who qualify for BCCCP and are between the ages of 40 to 64 will also qualify for the WISEWOMAN program.

WISEWOMAN is a program aimed at controlling or eliminating cardiovascular and other chronic diseases by offering free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings as well as health counseling and education.

For more information, contact HHS BCCCP Program: (828) 250-6006 .

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

Screening, education, treatment and follow-up for sexually transmitted infections (no charge)

For more information:

Our Immunization Clinic is open Monday- Friday from 8-5. We accept walk-ins on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8-11:30 AM and on Tuesday and Thursday between 1-4 PM. Please call (828) 250-5096 to make an appointment if our walk-in hours don’t work for your schedule.

Getting immunized is easy! Our Buncombe County Health and Human Services Immunization Clinic is located at 40 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.

Learn more about what other vaccines may be recommended for you. You can also call the Health and Human Services Immunization Clinic for information. The clinic provides a wide range of vaccines for adults and children. Our phone number is (828) 250-5096.

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

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 traveling 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.

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.
TB Skin testing is offered Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment or during our walk-in hours Monday and Friday 8-11:30 AM and Tuesday 1-4 PM. To make an appointment, call (828) 250-5096.

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.