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Public Health

Protects the health of County residents.

The Public Health Department is one of four departments that make up the Mecklenburg County Health and Human Services Agency. The department protects the health of County residents by providing clinical services, investigating potential cases of infectious diseases, conducting restaurant, lodging, and nursing home inspections, staffing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools with nurses and much more.

The Way Forward

Mecklenburg County Public Health – Office of Violence Prevention has released its inaugural community violence strategic plan. For the first time in North Carolina, this plan addresses community violence as a public health issue.

The Way Forward

Public Health Alerts

  • Computer generated image of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus.
    COVID-19

    The latest guidance and information on COVID-19, including vaccines, symptom self-check, data, and other topics.

  • Rabies is a deadly viral disease of the nervous system
    Animal Attacks and Rabies

    Information on recent animal attacks in Mecklenburg County and guidance on how to avoid the transmission of Rabies.