Health Department

Health Department
Our mission is to promote and protect the highest standards of healthy living for all county citizens.

Standards & Responsibilities


Standards and responsibilities of local health departments:
  • Monitor health status and understand health issues facing the community
  • Protect residents from health problems and health hazards
  • Give people information they need to make healthy choices
  • Engage the community to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop local public health policies and plans
  • Enforce public health laws and regulations
  • Help people receive health services
  • Maintain a competent public health workforce
  • Evaluate and improve public health programs and interventions
  • Contribute to and apply evidence-based programs and best practices

A Brief History


Carteret County Health Department has served residents of Carteret County, North Carolina since 1937. Funding for Health Department programs come from the county, state, federal, and special grants. It is governed by a 20-member Consolidated Human Services Board appointed by the County Commissioners. Carteret County Health Department provides a variety of preventive health care services, screenings, and information.

2016 - 2018 Strategic Plan


Carteret County Health Department Strategic Plan for 2016-2018

Ebola Information


NC Public Health Ebola Information: www.ncdhhs.gov/ebola
Ebola Public Information Line: 1-844-836-8714

State Health Assessment
To prepare for the national Public Health Accreditation process, North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) and its partners have completed a State Health Assessment and identified five priorities:
  1. Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
  2. Unintended Pregnancy 
  3. Tobacco Use, including e-cigarettes 
  4. Infant Mortality/Perinatal Health
  5. Access to quality and culturally competent care, including integration of physical, mental, and oral health
NC Division of Public Health (NC DPH) would like your feedback on these priorities! The deadline for feedback is 09/30/16.

To access the short feedback survey: http://publichealth.nc.gov/sha/