News Flash

Posted on: January 30, 2024

Carteret County Health Department encourages residents to embrace heart health this February

American Heart Month 2024

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (January 30, 2024) – As American Heart Month approaches in February, the Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) urges residents to prioritize their heart health and embrace small changes for long-term benefits. The Centers for Disease...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 11, 2021

Carteret County DSS offers helping hand to seniors with home improvement program

CCHHS - News Release Template

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (January 22, 2024) – The Carteret County Department of Social Services (DSS) announces limited funding available through its Housing and Home Improvement Program to assist individuals aged 60 and older with essential repairs and upgrade...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Carteret County Health Department reminds residents to get their flu shot

NIVW December

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (December 1, 2023) – With the flu season underway, the Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) emphasizes the importance of getting the annual flu vaccine during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), observed from December 4 to 8...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Low Income Energy Assistance available through DSS

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (November 21, 2023) – Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, the Carteret County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the North Carolina Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) to help qualified families with th...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Carteret County take back nets 280 pounds of unused prescription drugs

20231102 Carteret Med Drop

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (November 2, 2023) – The fall Operation Medicine Drop resulted in more than 210,000 dosage units of prescription drugs weighing a combined total of 280 pounds.

Residents of Carteret County were able to bring unused or expired prescripti...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Carteret County to host rabies vaccination clinic

20231023 Rabies Clinic

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (October 25, 2023) – On Saturday, Nov. 4, Carteret County Animal Control will host a free rabies vaccination event for pets. The clinic will take place in the parking lot of the Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges St., Moreh...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Carteret County Health Department to host a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (October 16, 2023) – The Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) is offering residents, aged 12 and older, a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the CCHD located at 3820-A Bridges St. in Morehead City. The clinic ...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Updated COVID-19 vaccine now available

20231013 Updated Vaccine

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (October 13, 2023) – The Carteret County Health Department is now offering the updated COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is covered by most health insurance carriers and is available at no cost to people without health insurance.

Supplies of...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: October 2, 2023

Carteret County Health Department offering flu vaccines

Flu Shot Now Available

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (October 2, 2023) – As the influenza (flu) season kicks off, the Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) is emphasizing the importance of flu prevention. To reduce the spread of the flu virus, CCHD has launched its seasonal flu vaccine...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Carteret County launches post-overdose response team to combat substance use crisis

20220505 CCHHS LOGO-cutout

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (August 21, 2023) – In an effort to address the ongoing substance use crisis, the Carteret County Health Department is proud to launch a new initiative. Made possible through funding from NCDOJ resources and the endorsement of the Carte...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Carteret County Health Department encourages back-to-school immunizations

Back-to-school immunizations message on a chalk board

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (July 13, 2023) – While it seems that the school year just ended, the Carteret County Health Department reminds parents and guardians of school age and college-bound students not to wait until the last minute for back-to-schoo...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Hurricane preparedness starts now as season approaches

Hurricane Preparedness

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (April 27, 2023) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared April 30-May 6, 2023, as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Carteret County Emergency Services urges all Carteret County residents to take time to prepare for the upcoming hu...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: March 30, 2023

Pinwheel Garden to raise child abuse awareness in Carteret County

20230330 Pinwheels for Prevention

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 30, 2023) – As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Carteret County Department of Social Services (DSS), Carteret Children’s Advocacy Center, and Carteret County Guardian ad Litem Program will plant a pinwheel ...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Carteret County Health Department celebrates National Public Health Week 2023

National Public Health Week 2023

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 29, 2023) – The Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) is joining other public health agencies in observing National Public Health Week from April 3 - 9, 2023 as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highli...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Rape Crisis Program to hold multiple events for sexual assault awareness month

SAAM Month

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 29, 2023) – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the Rape Crisis Program (RCP) of Carteret County will host a myriad of events observing SAAM throughout the month.

SAAM is an annual campaign coordinated by the Natio...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: April 14, 2023

Carteret County hosting medication disposal on April 22

Operation Medicine Drop - April 22, 2023 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carteret County, NC (April 14, 2023) – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office joins law enforcement agencies and partners across the county for the semi-annual Operation Medicine Drop prescription drug take-back event on April 22.

Residents are encouraged to...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: April 14, 2023

Carteret County to offer free drop-off for hazardous household items

Event Logo

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (April 14, 2023) – The Carteret County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Carteret County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming household haza...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Free SCAM JAM event aims to help older adults recognize fraud, deceptions

Scam Jam

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 22, 2023) – Carteret County Aging Services, in partnership with Carteret County Friends of Aging, is hosting a Scam Jam on March 31 at the Leon Mann, Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. 

The sessio...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Carteret County hosts rabies vaccination clinic in Morehead City

20230403 CC Rabies Clinic

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 23, 2023) – Carteret County Animal Control will hold its next rabies vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April, 15. The clinic will take place in the parking lot of the Carteret County Health Department, 3820 B...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Carteret County celebrates March as National Nutrition Month

NNM2023-sampleimage

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 7, 2023) – March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for this year is “Fuel for the Future.” National Nutrition Month is an annual education campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The goal o...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: February 23, 2023

DDF: Delta Dental Foundation Awards Nearly $150K in Community Oral Health Grants

Miles of Smiles Dental Award

RALEIGH, NC: The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF), the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of North Carolina (DDNC), recently awarded $148,728 to 39 North Carolina nonprofits under the Smiles for Kids program.

Additional Info... Health Department
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Carteret County to host Narcan trainings and community forums on opioid abuse

Carteret Cares Logo

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), in partnership with Carteret County Emergency Services (CCES) and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), will host three Opioid Overdose and Narcan Education trainings in Septe...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Carteret County hosting medication disposal on Oct. 29

Operation Medicine Drop - Carteret Fall 22 Poster

Carteret County, NC (October 21, 2022) – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office joins law enforcement agencies and partners across the county for the semi-annual Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event on October 29.

Residents are encouraged to drop off...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Carteret County Health Department reminds residents to get their flu shot

nivw-sm

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (December 1, 2022) – The Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) is reminding the public to get a flu shot as soon as possible to protect themselves and their communities from flu.

While it is ideal to get a flu shot before flu starts s...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Carteret County to begin accepting low-income energy assistance program (LIEAP) applications Dec. 1

LIEAP Logo

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (December 1, 2022) – Carteret County will begin accepting applications for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, for adults who are at least 60 years old or disabled on Dec. 1, 2022.

The LIEAP, or Low-Income Energy Assistance Prog...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Carteret County Health Department Accredited with Honors

Health Department Accredited With Honors

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (November 21, 2022) – The Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) has successfully completed a review process to maintain state accreditation and has achieved honors designation through the North Carolina Local Health Department Accred...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Flu shots available at Health Department

Flu Shot Now Available

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department is now offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine to the general public at the health department clinic, 3820-A Bridges Street in Morehead City. Flu shots will be given at the immunization cli...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Individuals now eligible for new Bivalent COVID-19 vaccination

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice’s (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent, for use as a single bo...

Read on...

Health Department
Posted on: June 22, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines now available for children ages 6 months and older

Vaccine Shot Update

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Children as young as six months can receive pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine immediately following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health...

Read on...

Health Department