This guide is provided for your use to let you know about health and well-being services offered in our community both locally, regionally, and nationally.
Department of Public Health
The Henderson County Department of Public Health publishes the following information:
Community Resources for Health and Wellness brochure—local Henderson County resources for dental health, developmental disabilities, mental health, pediatric care, and much more. Spanish
Department of Public Health Programs & Services brochure. Also in Spanish— Programas Y Servicios.
Other Local and Regional Resources
5-2-1-Almost None! stands for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day; 2 hours or less of screen time per day; 1 hour of physical activity per day; and almost none sugared beverages per day. WNC Healthy Kids is advocating that we commit to using 5-2-1-Almost None! to help organize and strengthen efforts for reducing childhood obesity.
Aging Well Learning Network
This site seeks to serve older adults, caregivers, and professionals in the field of aging throughout Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Community Health Services is located at 64E & Howard Gap Road or 2579 Chimney Rock Road in Hendersonville. Call (828) 692-4289 to learn more about their services.
CARE-LINE 1-800-662-7030 is a toll-free line for questions about health and human service issues in all levels of government and other agencies.
Children & Family Resource Center
The Children & Family Resource Center promotes the well being of children as it advocates for them and their families, facilitates coordination and collaboration among children’s programs, and provides services and resources for children and their families.
It's OK to Ask addresses youth suicide prevention. Videos on the site were created by North Carolina students.
NC Department of Health and Human Services lists hotlines and websites for resources across the state.
NC Health Info, a service of the UNC Health Sciences Library, offers access to web sites of health and medical information and local health services serving North Carolina residents.
Pardee Hospital is located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. Call (828) 696-1000 for information about the quality care Pardee provides to Henderson County.
Park Ridge Health is located at 100 Hospital Drive in Hendersonville. Call (828) 684-8501 to learn more about Park Ridge Health.
Quitline NC provides confidential, one-on-one support that will help you stay tobacco-free for good.
Safe Surrender—What you know about North Carolina's Safe Surrender Law could save a life. This law allows an overwhelmed parent to surrender a newborn up to 7 days old to a responsible adult and walk away. Call 1-800-FOR-BABY. In an emergency, call 911.
The Free Clinics (TFC) enhances the Henderson County healthcare system to ensure the accessibility of quality healthcare for uninsured, low-income clients. TFC works with volunteers and partnering healthcare providers to provide healthcare, prevention, education, medication access, and case management services, including specialty referrals.
United Way's 2-1-1 of Western North Carolina is a local community service information line.
WNC Healthy Impact is a partnership between hospitals and health departments in western North Carolina to improve community health.
WNC Healthy Kids is a resource for programs and interventions happening in WNC to help promote healthy weight for children.
Public Health Preparedness is the Department of Public Health's web page with information about preparing for emergencies.
"HOT LINE 828-694-4040" refrigerator magnets are available at the health department as long as supplies last. The HOT LINE phone number will keep you current about public health issues such as seasonal flu, foodborne outbreaks, communicable diseases, and emergency preparedness. Please contact us at 694-6063 if you would like to pick up a magnet.
Henderson County has information about preparing for emergencies and the current threat advisory level at Emergency Management.
Would you be ready if there were an emergency? The CDC can help you be prepared: assemble an emergency supply kit, make your emergency plans, stay informed, and be involved in helping your family, your business, and your community to be ready.
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web for doctor-approved health information.
GirlsHealth.gov is to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face.
Be Prepared for Emergencies (FEMA for KIDS) teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage.
Stop Bullying Now explores what bullying is and what you can do about it.
Kidnetic is a healthy eating and active living website designed for kids ages 9-12 and their families.
The Cool Spot is a young teen's place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
Nutrition Explorations is a fun and easy way to explore nutrition.
Rabies is the website for kids to learn all the facts about this dangerous virus.
Milk Matters is for kids and teens. It includes games and activities to learn more about calcium and why it's important for strong bones and healthy teeth.
Infection Detection Protection Learn about microbes (the oldest form of life on earth) and how they spread.
NIEHS Kids' Page is a resource for over 140 websites that feature science, fun, games, and more.
BAM! (Body and Mind) answers kids' questions on diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, and life and body.
Best Bones Forever!™ encourages girls to get active and eat more foods with calcium and vitamin D.
Human Anatomy Online Study the anatomy of the human body online using anatomy charts, models, and diagrams.
The national websites below are comprehensive starting points for both the public and the health care professional. Please note that the Department of Public Health does not necessarily endorse the information or advertising associated with these websites. Please contact your health care provider before using any health information obtained from the Internet.
Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, drugs and wellness issues. Other tools include medical dictionaries and current health news. Very reliable for drug information. (Spanish)
Provides doctor-approved, jargon-free health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
New York Online Access to Health provides high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased.
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