Bladen County Health Department has a new look. A facility survey was done by clients that attended the health department. The survey was to get feedback from the clients on how the health department looked and what needed to be done to improve the look. The survey indicated that a new paint job was needed, cleaner floors, molding replaced, and an overall new look. So based on this survey results, painters, and employees have been hard at work to make improvements to the overall look of the health department.
Along with a fresh coat of paint; big cumbersome TV’s have been replaced with flat front and mounted on the wall to ensure safety. Our large conference room is adorned with art that has been crafted by Bladen County’s own local artists, with what some staff calls an “art gallery” in the health department. On display are 4 pieces of beautiful art from Cathy Kinlaw of White Lake: “Fun on the Lake”, “Duke Chapel”, “Fishing at Carteret”, and pin and ink of the old “Wam Squam” at White Lake. There are 3 pieces on loan from the Bladenboro Historical Museum: “House” a watercolor by Peyton Royal, “Rooster” a watercolor by Sarah Lee, and a “Still Life” a watercolor by Esther H. Collier. Ed Harris from Dublin has loaned 3 prints of his beautifully framed numbered prints from his originals titled: “Cosmos”, “Hibiscus”, and “Pitcher and Onions” from his collection of wonderful art. Shelton Bordeaux from Harrells has loaned a piece for his collection “Uncle Bobby”, a unique piece of his uncle fishing on Suggs Mill Pond. What wonderful and talented folks we have in Bladen. If you would like to see these works of art just visit the health department. Also our waiting areas and hallways have circa photos of past health department days that date back to the 1940’s. Public health has been serving folks in Bladen for many years and has made a difference in many lives through education and vaccinations and has saved lives.
The many services and departments of Bladen County Health Department touch many lives, even if you never physically come to visit the health department building, public health can be seen hard at work in your community. Bladen County Health Department would like to remind the public to take advantage of our many services and programs.
The mission statement of the Bladen County Department of Public Health is to preserve, protect and improve the health and quality of life of the community. We would hope for you to give us the opportunity to do just that by making available our many clinics such as Immunizations Clinic, in which the focus is to prevent the spread of communicable diseases through vaccinations and testing. Our Children’s Health Clinic provides Well-Child screenings for children up to age 21 and includes physicals for Pre-K and Kindergarten to make sure that your child is a healthy and ready for school. The health department will ensure that you are well cared for from Pregnancy Testing, Family Planning and Maternity Clinics. These clinics are available to the community Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm. You may call ahead to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified staff members.
Our Animal Control Services handle domestic animal related problems, bites, rabies and vaccinations for your animals. If you would like to find a pet, they even offer animal adoption services and education. You may contact Animal Control at: 910-862-6918.
Our Environmental Health Services consists of our qualified health specialists who are responsible for the enforcement of the N.C. General Statutes regarding: sanitation inspections, septic tank and sewage control and investigation of food borne disease outbreaks, lead level control and much more. You may contact our Environmental Health Services at: 910-862-6852.
Young Families Connect program assists both expectant and/or parenting women and men. The only criteria, is that they are parenting or pregnant, between the ages of 13-24, currently live in Bladen. Programs include educational and parenting workshops, attaining GED or furthering your education, and programs to improve your health and overall wellness.
From Home Health, WIC, CAP, & Health Education, we have an array of services to fulfill your needs, so please come visit us at Bladen County Health Department, 300 Mercer Mill Road in Elizabethtown.
*For a complete list of our services and programs you may visit us at www.bladeninfo.org/departments/health
For more information about any of our services or programs that are offered, or if you would to comment about our hours of operation or services, you may contact us at Bladen County Health Department– 910-862-6900 ext. 5.