The Communicable Disease program provides prevention and control measures for reportable diseases in New Hanover County.
Hepatitis C Program
Serving New Hanover County, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus, Bladen, Duplin, Onslow, Sampson, and Robeson counties. Supports hepatitis C activities with prevention messages, screening testing and links clients to care. Contact Hepatitis C Program at 910-798-6516.
Provides treatment, prevention, education, and control measures for Tuberculosis.
Reporting TB/LTBI Form: All medical providers, please report positive TB blood test or TB skin test results to TB Control within 24 hours along with the lab results. The form can be found here Version OptionsCommunicable DiseasesHeadline.
The Difference Between Latent TB Infection and TB Disease: General symptoms of TB Disease
New Hanover County Health & Human Services is partnering with NC State University to learn more about ticks in the New Hanover County area through a donation program. Ticks donated will be studied to learn which species are most commonly found here, which will help to understand what potential illnesses and diseases to be aware of in the area. Ticks found on a resident, family member, or friend can be donated using a free Tick kit (*Ticks found on animals are not eligible for donation). Tick kits are available for pick up at Health and Human Services (1650 Greenfield Street) and include a collection vial, short survey, and pre-paid envelope to submit your donation.
Along with the Animal Services Unit, the Communicable Disease program helps provide prevention, education, and response services in the case of rabies exposure. Healthcare professionals are required by law to report animal bites to their area animal control agency.
Good Shepherd Medical Clinic
Registered nurse provides medical care 4 days a week for the Homeless Shelter clients with a doctor clinic on Monday's. This clinic provides preventative and point of care needs.
A registered nurse provides consultation and technical assistance and support with trainings to childcare providers to promote health and safety of children in childcare.
Universal screening for elevated Lead levels in children between the ages of 12 months and 24 months. Follow up is performed by a registered nurse. Contact the Lead Program at 910-798-6612.