Shorter days and cooler evenings mean it's fall and often the time to get your annual flu shot. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that infects the nose, throat, and lungs and can lead to serious complications, hospitalization, or even death. The single best way to prevent the flu is for everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine this season. The Health Department will be providing flu shots starting on Monday, September 29, 2014 on a walk-in basis Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 and 1:00 pm until 4:00pm. The Health Department accepts Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, and Medcost. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID. The cost of the flu shot is $40.00 for those without health insurance. For more information, contact the Health Department at 910-893-7550.
Its tailgate season — are you ready for the kick off? Planning is the key to keeping your food safe during a tailgate. For more information about keeping bacteria away on the big game day, click on the title to view a USDA video: Food Safety Advice for Tailgating Parties.
The Harnett County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the SISTA Advisory Board and Monds’ Elite Styles located at 1405 Hwy 27 West, Lillington will be sponsoring a community HIV screening day event. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4,2014 from 11:00am–2:00pm featuring free food, health information and HIV/Syphilis testing. The goal of this community HIV screening day is to increase access to free HIV testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once. For more information contact the Health Department at 910-814-6195.
The Harnett County Department of Public Health and several community partners will be sponsoring a “Pink Ribbon Breakfast” on October 18, 2014 in recognition of National Breast Cancer awareness month. The Pink Ribbon Breakfast, which is an educational event, will provide information on breast health, and mammography screening. The keynote speaker for this event will be Monair McGregor, PhD, with the American Cancer Society. This event is free but registration is required. To register or for more information call the Harnett County Health Department at 910-814-6298 or 910-893-7550. The registration deadline is Friday, October 10th. For more information, click on the title.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography screenings will be held on October 15, and November 12, 2014 . Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
The ECU clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Services: Comprehensive General Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, Oral Surgery – Extractions, Root Canals, Sealants and Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures, Implant Services, Periodontal Services and Cleanings, Cosmetic Tooth Whitening. Digital Radiography, and 3-D/Cone Beam Imaging. For more information click on the title to view the web site or call 910-814-4191, the facility is located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington.
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