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"Striving for a Healthier Community"

Message From the Health Director: Ila Davis

Often residents of Duplin County do not realize how much public health affects them everyday. Pubic Health is truly everywhere, everyday for everybody. Even if you never come into the Health Department building, you receive public health services. An example which affects us all everyday is environmental health services which protect our food and water supply. Another example is communicable disease surveillance.  Everyday public health staff monitor communicable disease and follow up on all reports to ensure appropriate treatment and measures are taken to protect the entire community.  Public heath is available to respond to communicable disease outbreaks or disasters twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Many services are offered at the Health Department that may be of interest to specific groups. We offer the only ADA approved diabetic education program in the county and are striving to decrease the burden of diabetes in the county by helping individuals control and manage the disease.  The Health Department offers breast feeding support, home visiting services for pregnant women and children, and health educators for community outreach.

Comprehensive clinical services are offered for adults and children.  The clinical services are provided by a highly qualified staff, which include Family Nurse Practitioners, Pediatrician, Registered Nurses, Nutritionist, interpreters, lab staff and management support. The Health Department accepts medical insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and offers services on a sliding fee scale based on income.

The Health Department has a mobile dental clinic which goes to the elementary schools in the county. Comprehensive dental care is offered to all children with limited services offered to adults. Dental insurance, Medicaid, Health Choice and a sliding fee scaled based on income are accepted.

Please take the opportunity to click on the links and learn more about the services of your Health Department. Even better, come and visit your Health Department and see the resources available in our county. Our mission is to protect the public’s health and provide excellent affordable health care. I, along with all of the staff, take this responsibility very seriously. We are here to serve you!


Ila Davis
Heath Director

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Phone Number: (910) 296-2130
Address: 340 Seminary Street, Kenansville, NC 28349
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.