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Union County, North Carolina

Health Services

Health Services

Health Services prevents the spread of disease, protects the health of the community and promotes healthy living.

Appointments: 704-296-4800
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.

The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:

STD Health Services

STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families

Immunizations

Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

Do you want Union County to participate in your event?

Please fill out our event participation form and someone from Union County will be in touch to coordinate participation.

Human Services Board

Meeting Schedule

The Human Services Board meets on the 2nd Monday of the month. No meetings are scheduled for the months of July and December.


Roster

Name Position Term
Richard Helms Commissioner Representative December 2019
Jeff Broadaway, DVM Veterinarian November 20, 2020
Re-appointed: 03/06/2017
Appointed 2-year Term: 11/21/2014
Vacant Consumer of Human Services  
Eunice McGee Social Worker November 20, 2020
Re-appointed: 03/19/2018
Appointed 3-year Term: 11/21/2014
Vacant Consumer of Human Services  
Vacant Dentist  
Ankit Desai Pharmacist May 31, 2023
Appointed: 06/03/2019
Vacant Physician  
Vacant Consumer of Human Services  
Megan Smith Other Person November 20, 2022
Appointed: 08/20/2018
Jessie Lindberg Community-Based
Organization Representative
August 20, 2022
Appointed: 08/20/2018
Missy Baker, RN Registered Nurse November 20, 2019
Re-appointed: 05/16/2016
Appointed 4-Year Term: 11/21/2014
Luis Durani Other Person December 5, 2020
Appointed: 12/05/2016
4-year Term
John Laurenzana Other Person* December 5, 2020
Appointed: 12/05/2016
4-year Term
Vacant Optometrist  
Margaret Harkins Engineer December 5, 2020
Appointed: 12/05/2016
4-year Term
Vacant Psychologist  
Vacant Psychiatrist  
Vacant Consumer of Human Services  
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Contact Information

Dennis Joyner
Public Health Director
2330 Concord Ave.
Monroe, NC 28110

Phone: 704-296-4800
Fax: 704-296-4887

About Health Services

Since 1937, Union County Public Health has been helping prevent and reduce the spread of disease through education, nutrition intervention, and consultation, and by providing immunizations, sanitation and enforcement of state and local laws. Health Services is here to serve Union County residents in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and the protection of our community’s health.

Union County Division of Public Health accepts cash, credit card, debit card, most major medical insurances and Medicaid. Patients without insurance will be asked to provide proof of income to determine cost of services.

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Non-discrimination for Services

All public health services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, disability or handicap. All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina law.

Translation services available