ARHS offers comprehensive clinical services through each of its seven local health departments, conveniently located in each of our seven primary service counties - Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans.
To learn more about clinics and services held in each county Health Department visit our Health Department Page.
Child Health Services
Primary child health services are provided in an effort to detect problems so that appropriate interventions can begin as early as possible.
The focus of child health is the total well-being of the child; emotional, social, health, and environmental. Local agencies work as a team to ensure that optimal level of care for the child is achieved. An additional program goal is to guarantee that Medicaid-eligible children receive all recommended child health services.
Immunizations are provided to children and adults in an effort to prevent communicable diseases such as: polio, pertussis, tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, and hepatitis. The goal is to have all children fully immunized by two years of age and then to receive recommended booster doses.
Adult immunizations include the annual influenza and pneumonia campaign, in addition to all recommended adult immunizations.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education and food supplement program for children birth to five and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. All clients must meet medical and financial eligibility requirements.
General Communicable Disease Control
Surveillance of various communicable diseases including educational counseling for individuals is accomplished. Bioterrorism educational materials are available to communities related to preparedness. Presentations and overviews of potential biological, chemical, and nuclear agents can be given by the ARHS Team.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STD and HIV diagnosis, treatment, and counseling is available. An appointment may be required. There are no fees associated with STD services.
Women’s Preventive Health
Family Planning helps women and men maintain optimal reproductive health and assists families in determining the number, timing, and spacing of their children.
Primary Prenatal Health Care services are provided in an effort to reduce infant mortality and ensure that all pregnant women receive the highest level of health care.
The health department maintains a close working relationship with the area’s private physicians and local hospitals for the provision of deliveries, emergency and specialized care. High Risk Perinatal Clinic was established to improve the pregnancy outcomes of women with pregnancy complications.
In addition to comprehensive health care, patients receive nutrition education, medical social work intervention, and childbirth preparation and parenting education.
Case management services are also offered and are an integral component of the maternal patient's health care services to ensure that all health, social, mental, and environmental needs are met.
Comprehensive physical assessments and clinical services are provided for all adults in an effort to detect and prevent chronic diseases, which may cause disability or premature mortality.
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) provides access to screening services for financially and medically eligible women.
Diabetes Care Program
Due to the prevalence of diabetes within the region, ARHS provides a comprehensive Diabetes Care Center for individuals living with diabetes and their families. Individualized counseling, follow-up, nutrition education, and disease management are integral components.