Bladen County North Carolina

Bladen County Health Department
Bladen County Health Department



Our Mission Statement:

The mission of Bladen County Health Services is to preserve, protect and improve the health and quality of life of the community.


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For after hours please call 911 or visit the emergency room.

Interpreter services are available for non-English speaking clients.

Please feel free to click on each program tab on the left and learn a little about our services that we offer.

For more information, or if you would like to comment on our services or hours of operation,
Please Visit or Contact Us At:

Bladen County Health Department
P.O. Box 189
300 Mercer Mill Road
Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337
Telephone: 910 862-6900
Fax: 910 862-6859

 What is Public Health?

Public health promotes

and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors. 

From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food.  

Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems. 

Public health saves money, improves our quality of life, helps children thrive and reduces human suffering. (American Public Health Association)




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