Due to adverse weather, including road conditions, the Mobile Mammography screening scheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018 has been postponed. We will reschedule this screening and our staff will contact each person and provide another screening appointment.
The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season but using "good health habits" like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Harnett County Health Department and Harnett Health are partnering to offer the 10th annual Go Red Lunch and Learn on Friday, February 2nd from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. The program will provide an informative presentation on heart disease. This event is free, however registration is required. To register call 910-814-6298. The registration deadline is Monday, January 29th. Seating is limited. For more information, click on the title.
All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it occurs most often in women over the age of 30. Cervical cancer is highly preventable due to regular screening exams (Pap tests) and a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV). Women are encouraged to talk to their health care provider about both of these screening tests. The Health Department’s clinics provides access to this important screening tool. To make an appointment please call the Health Department at 910-893-7550. Cervical cancer is preventable with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early. For more information on how you can lower your risk of cervical cancer, click on the title.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is changing to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) instead of paper food instruments. EBT in North Carolina will be called eWIC. This change will start on February 21, 2018 in Harnett County. A parent, legal guardian, or caretaker must be present at the first WIC appointment on or after February 21, 2018 for the family to be issued a eWIC EBT card. eWIC is simple, safe, and convenient. We ask that you would please be understanding, flexible and patient as we work to better serve you. Comments about this program change can be made through this web site, by clicking here or onto the Patient Satisfaction survey. For more information call (910) 893-7570.
The “Give Kids a Smile” program provides free dental health services for children between the ages of 1 to 13 years not covered by dental insurance. The 2018“Give Kids a Smile is scheduled for Saturday, February 03, 2018 from 9:00am until 1:00 pm at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington. All children must be a resident of Harnett County. For more information about “Give Kids A Smile” please call East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine 910-814-4191. Registration Deadline: January 19, 2018. To print out a copy of the application, click on the title. Applications and appointments are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis so make sure to return your completed form early.
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