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   How To Avoid Vector Borne Diseases


   Needs Assessment and Health Equity Data Analysis


Health Care Access Study Information for Randolph County                                 

Access to Care and Health Equity Analysis

Interactive Map of Health Care Resources in Randolph County

User Guide for Interactive Map of Health Care Resources in Randolph County


   Heath Department Survey

The health department is interested in your opinions regarding the services we provide. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below.



   Tobacco Corrective Statements


A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the health effects of smoking.

  • Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day.
  • More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.
  • Smoking causes heart disease, emphysema, acute myeloid leukemia, and cancer of the mouth, esophagus, larynx, lung, stomach, kidney, bladder, and pancreas.
  • Smoking also causes reduced fertility, low birth weight in newborns, and cancer of the cervix.

A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine.

  • Smoking is highly addictive. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco.
  • Cigarette companies intentionally designed cigarettes with enough nicotine to create and sustain addiction.
  • It’s not easy to quit.
  • When you smoke, the nicotine actually changes the brain – that’s why quitting is so hard.

A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the health effects of secondhand smoke.

  • Secondhand smoke kills over 38,000 Americans each year.
  • Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer and coronary heart disease in adults who do not smoke.
  • Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems, severe asthma, and reduced lung function.
  • There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.




   Partnership with Insight Human Services’ TASC



The Randolph County Health Department dental clinic is happy to announce a new partnership with Insight Human Services’ TASC!


The RCHD dental clinic is available to all Randolph County adults for toothache/emergency visits but will now begin to provide expanded services to TASC program participants.


An initial appointment at the dental clinic for a TASC participant will include full mouth x-rays, an exam, creation of a plan to address all emergent/immediate dental needs, and information on cost effective dental clinics for complete care. To make an appointment, call 336-318-6220. When making the initial appointment, identify yourself as a participant in TASC to take advantage of the extended services.


The Health Department accepts Medicaid and has sliding scale fees for patients without Medicaid. To qualify for the dental clinic sliding scale, family income must be below 200% of the national poverty level. For those at the 0% scale, there is a minimum $30 office visit fee. We offer payment plans to those that cannot afford full fees on the day of treatment.


When you come to your first appointment, you will need to bring:

·        Proof of TASC participation

·        Medicaid card (if Medicaid eligible)

·        Photo ID

o   If you do not have a photo ID, please bring another identifying record, such as a Medicaid card, Medicare card, WIC wallet, recent paycheck, recent bill or statement, military card, or green card

·        Proof of Randolph County residency

o   Ex) Any item with your name and current address, such as bank statement, pay check stub, DMV license or ID, mortgage/rental agreement, or recent utility bill

·        Proof of family income (income for self, partner or spouse, and any other immediate family member that contributes to household income)

o   Ex) Current pay stub, signed statement from employer indicating gross earnings for a specified pay period, W-2, income tax return, or unemployment letter


   New Information About Dogs and Cats




Important Information about COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccines   Important Information about COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccines


What you need to know about COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccines.


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   Radon and Lung Cancer Fact Sheet


Click here for information about Radon safety and your home.


FREE Radon test kits are available at the front desk of the Randolph County Health Department


World TB Day is March 24, 2017   World TB Day is March 24, 2017


World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness for actions against tuberculosis, a disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.

Please visit for details.

   Prescription & Drug Overdoses Information

    For Information about the Opioid Epidemic, check out a Prescription & Drug Overdoses Fact Sheet by clicking here.



   STD Testing Information

                                     FREE STD Testing!!!


   Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

Protect yourself from norovirus. Wash your hands often. Cook shellfish to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. When you are sick, don't prepare food or care for others. Rinse fruits and vegetables thoroughly. After vomiting or having diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect surfaces and wash soiled laundry.