Communicable Diseases

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.

TB Control

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.

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.

NC Tick Fact Sheet (English)
NC Tick Fact Sheet (Spanish)Rabies Awareness Opens in new window


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. 

Child Health

A registered nurse provides consultation and technical assistance and support with trainings to childcare providers to promote health and safety of children in childcare. 

Lead Program

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.