Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
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Where are we located?
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What services do we offer?
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2016 Health of Chatham Report Released
The 2016 Health of Chatham Report is now available online and at the Chatham County Public Health Department in both English and Spanish.
The annual report provides updates on progress and status of the health priorities identified in the 2014 Community Health Assessment: obesity, access to mental health services, and access to healthcare. Many efforts around these priority areas are led by the Chatham Health Alliance, which has played an active role in improving health in Chatham since its inception in March 2015.
Additional topics in the report include the Chatham County tobacco-free grounds policy, a new partnership between the Health Department and Piedmont Health Services, and mosquito and tick-borne illness prevention efforts.
To view the report, visit www.chathamnc.org/reports.
For more information about the Chatham Health Alliance, visit www.ChathamHealthAllianceNC.org.
As Tick Activity Increases, Chatham County Public Health Department Hosts Tick Forum
On Friday, April 28th, the Chatham County Public Health Department, with leadership from the Board of Health, hosted the 2017 Tick Forum to discuss issues around ticks and tick-borne illness in North Carolina, with a focus on Chatham County. The event featured presentations by local, state, and national experts on these issues and was well attended by local and regional residents and stakeholders interested in learning more about mitigating tick-related issues. Presentation topics included tick-borne illness burden in North Carolina, history of ticks, deer population management, impacts of deer management on tick-borne illness, and land use impacts on the tick population.
In Chatham County, tick-borne illnesses are a major concern, with Rocky Mountain spotted fever topping the list each year. Other tick-borne illnesses found in Chatham include Lyme disease, Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), and ehrlichiosis. Summer is fast approaching and people are spending more time outdoors, so it is important for everyone to take precautions to protect against tick bites.
More information can be found HERE.
Changes are Coming to the Chatham County Public Health Department
Beginning July 1, 2017, the health department will no longer provide primary care such as sick care, work physicals, or treatment for chronic disease for adults 21 years of age and older. If you are 21 years of age and received these services from Chatham County Public Health Department within the past 3 years, we can help you with referrals to another provider and transferring your medical records.
Please talk with a staff member during your clinic visit if you have questions.
If you would like to speak with someone by telephone, please call Debbie Garrett or Zach Deaton at 919-742-5641.
More information on what services will still be provided at the health department can be found here.
Health Department Notices
The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects your private health information. Please read the HIPAA policy of the Chatham County Public Health Department here.
Spanish language interpretation services are available at health department sites. Other languages are assisted by a telephone hotline. Interpretation services are free of charge for any language.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Click here for the notice in English. Click here for the notice in Spanish.
Layton Long, MSA, REHS