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Northampton County
Health Department and Home Health Agency 
To promote health, prevent disease, protect the environment in order to ensure the public´s health in Northampton County through leadership, vision, advocacy and commitment to the principles of public health practice in our local communities and throughout the state.

Click on the following link to visit the Health Department Website:

Health Director:
John White, Acting Director
9495 NC 305 HWY
PO Box 635
Jackson, NC 27845

Health Department Home Health Gaston Satellite Clinic
Fax: (252)534-1045
Fax: (252)534-1207(ADM)
Fax: (252)534-3461(Case MGMT)
Fax: (252)534-1064
Craig Street
Gaston, NC 27832
For more information
please call 252-534-5841

     The Northampton County Health Department is working hard to protect and improve the health of the people who live in our community. From childhood shots to septic tank system inspections, it provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of our citizens.
     It's a big job but our team of health care professionals is able to meet the challenge. The team includes the Board of Health, Health Director, Nurses, Nutritionists, Maternity Care Coordinator, Health Educators, Environmental Health Specialists, Rabies Control Officer, Laboratory Staff, Management Support Staff, and Social Workers.
     The Health Department offers the following clinics, screenings and support services to individuals and families. For more information or for an appointment call 252-534-5841 or come by the Health Department in Jackson.
Rabies Clinic
School Health:
  • Vision & Hearing Screening
  • Scoliosis (curved spine) screening
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious disease investigations
  • Dental Screening
Child Health:
  • Vision & Hearing tests
  • Immunizations
  • Physical exams
  • Screening of physical & emotional development
  • Doctor’s evaluation as needed
  • Lead & Sickle Cell Screening as necessary
  • Kindergarten Physicals
  • Prenatal Care
  • Guidance and Health Education for labor &delivery, child care, safety, and family planning
  • Support Services Social Worker
WIC: Supplemental Foods for Women, Infants & Children
  • Nutrition & diet counseling
  • Food coupons for pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to 5 years of age
Family Planning:
  • Physical exams
  • Breast exams
  • Pap Smears
  • Birth control methods and counseling
  • Doctor referrals

Breast/Cervical Cancer Program (Women 50 years+):
  • Physical exams
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears
  • Mammography
  • Doctor referrals
Pap & Breast Clinic:
(Sterilized/post menopausal women)

  • Physcial exams
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears
  • Mammography
  • Doctor Referrals
  • TB skin tests
  • Doctor referrals
  • TB drugs
Healthy Carolinians:
  • Community Based, non-profit organization
  • Meetings are open to the public
  • Focuses on Diabetes, Cancer, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Tobacco, and Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Stayin' Alive...Longer!  Faith-Based Iniitiative
  • Conduct Health Fairs & Presentations
  • Provide Educational Outreach
General Clinic:
  • Immunizations
  • Allergy vaccines
  • Investigations of communicable disease
  • TB skin testing
  • TB chest X-rays (with doctor's order)
  • Screening for Anemia, Diabetes and Cholesterol
  • Screening for high blood pressure
  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Health Cards (if employer requires)
Home Delivered Meals:
  • Noon meals delivered to eligible homebound persons aged 60 and over (Approval required)
Home Health Care:
  • Home Health Care is available to anyone who:
    • Lives in Northampton County
    • Is in need of skilled care
    • Is under the care of a doctor
  • Home Health Care offers skilled care as follows:
    • Skilled Nursing
    • Physical Therapy as ordered by physician
    • Speech Therapy as ordered by physician
    • Occupational Therapy as ordered by physician
  • Home Health Care offers support services as follows:
    • Home Health Aide as ordered by physician
    • Medical Social Worker
    • Nutrition counseling
  • Home Health Care Coordinates:
    • Hospice
    • Home delivered meal referrals
    • Pharmacy consultation
Environmental Health:
  • Food,Lodging and Institutional Sanitation:
    • Inspection of restaurants, schools, markets, rest homes, nursing homes, public swimming pools
  • Water Supply Monitoring:
    • New Well Inspections
    • Collect and test drinking water samples
  • Sewage Disposal Monitoring
    • Soil Analysis
    • Inspection of new septic tank systems
    • Checking old septic systems
    • Improvement permits
  • Solid Waste Disposal:
    • Checking for illegal dumps
    • Investigations of all environmental health complaints
  • Rabies Control
    • Dog and cat vaccination clinics
    • Control of unvaccinated stray animals
Vital Records:
  • Birth certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Permits for grave relocation
Laboratory Support
  • The laboratory staff provides laboratory coverage and test results to all personal health programs and tests drinking water for the environmental health program.
  • Outpatient laboratory services are available by appointment only

Clinic Schedule:

Child Health
Jackson Site Gaston Site
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday
1st Thursday
3rd Thursday

Jackson Site
Every Monday

Family Planning
Jackson Site
Every Wednesday

Healthy Carolinians
Halifax Community College
Every 3rd Thursday, 3:30 PM                         **Room and Bldg. TBA**

General Clinic (No Appointment Necessary)
Jackson Site
Daily, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuberculosis Program / PAP & Breast Clinic / BCCCP / WIC
Call for information

Home Health Care
Call (252) 534 -1291 for information