Hepatitis C – Strategies for Prevention
Mission: To prevent disease through screening, referral, outbreak preparedness, employee safety
and infection control and to control disease through screening, proper identification, treatment,
follow-up, and implementation of control measures.
Summary: Communicable and some chronic disease screening and referral is provided. Staff
prepare for disease outbreaks and public health disasters and work to prevent employee accidents
and exposures to communicable disease in the work setting. Disease control provides
immunizations, screening, preventive treatment, testing, surveillance, and follow-up for
Disease Prevention – Clients are screened in the general clinic at the Health Department
for a variety of conditions/diseases. Clients will typically receive test results during the same
visit. If a problem is found, clients will be referred to a doctor. A few tests are free, but most
have a set fee. A current list of charges is available by calling the department.
Disease Control – Screening and testing for communicable disease such as sexually
transmitted diseases or tuberculosis are provided in the Health Department, most free of charge,
from nurses who have standing orders from the department’s medical consultants. The treatment
protocols are based on guidelines from the National Center for Disease Control and the State of
North Carolina, Communicable Disease Branch. The staff identify and alert contacts of clients
that may have been exposed and request that they come in for testing and/or treatment as well. If
they have difficulty in getting names of contacts, they can request help from the Communicable
Disease Branch. All communicable diseases listed on the state communicable disease report card
are to be reported to the Health Department then forwarded to the communicable disease section
in Raleigh. Most of these will require follow up by the communicable disease nurse to ensure the
clients are aware of their condition, are following control measures if any are necessary, and are
receiving proper care from their physician.
The Communicable Disease Division maintains a registry of children born to Randolph
County residents and tracks these children up to age two to make sure they are age appropriately
immunized. This age group is the State’s target population.
This clinic provides screening and treatment for communicable diseases including HIV, STDs and Tuberculosis (TB).
Pregnancy tests are also offered for a small fee.
The clinic is open Monday - Friday on an appointment schedule.
Call 336-318-6882 for questions or to make an appointment.
The clinic offers childhood and adult shots for those that qualify.
Reportable Diseases include: