Communicable Disease Services

Confidential Communicable Disease Report – Part 1


Hepatitis C – Strategies for Prevention


Communicable Disease – Disease Prevention & Control

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 communicable disease.

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.

Clinic Services

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.

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Reportable Diseases include:


AIDS Monkeypox  
Anthrax Mumps
Botulism NGU (other than lab-confirmed chlamydia)
Brucellosis Pelvic inflammatory disease
Campylobacter Plague
Cholera Polio
Chlamydia Psittacosis
Cryptosporidiosis Q fever
Cyclosporiasis Rabies (human)
Dengue Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Diptheria Rubella
E-coli shiga toxin-producing infection Salmonellosis
Ebola (Viral hemorrhagic fever)el Virus del Ebola SARS
Ehrlichiosis Shigellosis
Encephalitis (arboviral) Smallpox
Foodborne disease Staph Aureus reduced susceptibility to vancomycin
Gonorrhea Streptococcal infection; group A, invasive disease
Hantavirus Syphilis
Hemolytic uremic syndrome TB (Tuberculosis)
Hemophilus influenza invasive disease Tetanus
Hepatitis A Toxic Shock Syndrome
Hepatitis B Toxoplasmosis (congenital)
Hepatitis C, acute Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (CJD/vCJD)
HIV Trichinosis
Influenza death (< 18 year old) Typhoid
Legionellosis Typhus
Leprosy Tularemia
Leptospirosis Vaccinia
Listeriosis Vibrio Illness
Lyme disease Yellow Fever
Lymphogranuloma Venereum Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Malaria  Zika
Meningitis, pneumococcal  
Meningococcal disease