Category Archives: Services

Changes are Coming to the Chatham County Public Health Department

What Programs Will Chatham County Public Health Department Continue to Provide?

  • Women’s Health:
    • Includes Family Planning Services for patients of child bearing age such as birth control, pregnancy tests, and emergency contraception. WE ALSO ACCEPT MALE PATIENTS FOR FAMILY PLANNING
    • Also includes Maternal Health Services during pregnancy
  • Child Health – sick and well child care from birth through 20 years old
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Screenings and treatments
  • Immunizations – for children and adults
  • Nutrition Counseling and Services
  • Weight Management
  • Tuberculosis – placing and reading of TB skin tests and follow up of disease or exposures
  • Colposcopy – procedure to follow up on abnormal PAP tests

What Services are Changing?

Beginning July 1, 2017, the health department will no longer provide primary care such as sick care, work physicals, or treatment for chronic disease for adults 21 years of age and older.  If you are 21 years of age and received these services from Chatham County Public Health Department within the past 3 years, we can help you with referrals to another provider and transferring your medical records.

Please talk with a staff member during your clinic visit if you have questions.

If you would like to speak with someone by telephone, please call Debbie Garrett or Zach Deaton at 919-742-5641.


Quit Smoking Today!

Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of death and disability in N.C. and the U.S. Menthol cigarettes are aggressively promoted in African American communities and are often the first cigarettes used by teens.

The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), which is based in Durham, N.C.,  is joined by the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, faith-based institutions, and other partners to promote World No Tobacco Day (May 31) as No Menthol Sunday.

In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day and No Menthol Sunday, QuitlineNC (1-800-QuitNow or 1-800-784-8669) will offer eight weeks of free nicotine patches to those who call May 20-31, while supplies last.

QuitlineNC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help all tobacco users who want to quit. They are not judgmental – they meet you where you are and help you make a plan for quitting tobacco that works for you!  Getting help to quit tobacco can double or triple someone’s chances of quitting successfully. Coaching from QuitlineNC and medication, such as nicotine patches, is a successful combination.

You can use the flyer to the right to promote QuitlineNRTFlyer2015World No Tobacco Week and Free Nicotine Patches.

NAATPN has also created a downloadable No Menthol Sunday Toolkit to allow any communities of faith – particularly in African American communities, to focus on the addictiveness and deadliness of mentholated tobacco products on that Sunday. Learn more by downloading your toolkit here. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the toolkit.


Chatham County Food Service Managers Make the Grade on Food Safety Test

Chatham county Environmental Health Division would like to congratulate Chatham County’s newest certified food safety managers from the following food service facilities.

Carolina BreweryServe Safe ENVR

Twin Rivers

Southern Barbeque and Catering

Council on Aging

Carolina Meadows

Chewy’s Smokin BBQ

Pittsboro Roadhouse

Donna’s Grill

Craig’s General Store

Bestfood Cafeteria/Haley Bales

The Chatham County Public Health Department partners with the Chatham County Extension Office to provide certified food safety classes each year.  The serve safe classes provide important information to help food service managers maintain a safe place for our community and visitors to eat.

Congratulations again to our newest certified managers.  If you would like to find out more about Serve Safe classes or testing please contact Phyllis Smith at Chatham County Extension at (919) 542-8247.


Free Quitsmart Classes to be offered to Chatham residents

Are you ready to quit smoking or using tobacco?

For the first time, the Chatham County Public Health Department is offering free tobacco cessation classes beginning in January to both county residents andqsmart_red2sm county employees. If your new year’s resolution is to quit using tobacco, don’t miss this opportunity to receive personal instruction from experienced staff to help you. Last year’s classes were a big success, helping several county employees kick the habit for good.

Participants will receive a free QuitSmart Stop Smoking Kit and support from fellow program attendees who are in the same boat during the three sessions.

Want to learn more? Join us on Wednesday, January 21st at 5:30 pm at the Central Carolina Community College Campus, in the main administrative building, conference room #1. Contact Anna Stormzand by email at to sign up.


Customer Feedback Results

The Chatham County Public Health Department has made customer satisfaction a top priority. In fact, two recently formed committees, the Customer Service Committee and Marketing Committee, are tasked with ensuring that our services meet the needs of Chatham County residents and are delivered in an effective and friendly manner. These committees have representatives from each division of the health department to create synergy across our agency.

To gauge how we are doing, each division has customer feedback cards available on which our clients can share their comments and rate vaCustomer Feedback cardrious aspects of our services. While these cards are always available at our reception areas and feedback is collected throughout the year, the Customer Service Committee sought ways to ensure we heard from as many clients as possible. The team decided that staff would actively solicit feedback from all clients one week each quarter to increase the number of completed feedback cards. Click here to see how we are doing!