Iredell County Public Health Department
Provides health screenings, treatments, counseling and education on disease prevention as well as dental care and nutrition services. Case Management services assist clients in identifying and obtaining needed health related services.
Child Health Clinic
Well child examinations are performed by appropriately trained and licensed providers. Abnormal findings requiring further testing or evaluation are referred to appropriate local and regional health care providers.
- Comprehensive medical, social, developmental and nutritional history
- Visit includes age appropriate vision, hearing and developmental testing
- Immunizations are reviewed and given according to the NC Immunization Schedule.
Lab work for low iron, cholesterol and lipids if at high risk, sickle cell and other screening tests are conducted as needed.
- Insurance, Medicaid and sliding fee scale are accepted
- Guidance and education for parents on development, nutrition, discipline and safety.
Child Service Coordination
Provides case management for children and families with special development needs.
- Identifies children at risk for learning and growth delays, disability, and chronic illness in order to help provide access to services that will allow them the maximum opportunity to reach their developmental potential.
- This service is available to Iredell County residents birth to age 5 who are at risk or have diagnosed developmental delay/disability, chronic illness or socio-emotional disorder.
Communicable Disease Control
A communicable disease is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from one individual to another. The Communicable Disease Program promptly investigates disease outbreaks and unusual situations and implements control measures to minimize further transmission of disease.
The program monitors disease reporting by physicians and laboratories in order to detect trends and to assess the public health impact of diseases; provide communication between public health agencies, private physicians, and hospital and occupational infection control personnel, as an essential part of disease control efforts.
In addition, public health interventions and information are disseminated to the community and the media in order to enhance disease control efforts.
- Provides basic dental services to children and a limited number of adults living in Iredell County
- Services by appointment
- Accepts Medicaid, North Carolina Health Choice, some private dental insurances and private pay based on a sliding fee scale
- Nitrous Oxide (conscious sedation) is offered in this clinic
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Provides annual physicals, contraceptive education and services to women of reproductive age.
- Detailed history, lab work and physical exam
- Education on birth control methods, breast self-exam, pelvic exams and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Counseling for related health problems
- Available methods include: Birth Control Pills, Depo Provera, Diaphragm, Spermicidal Foam, Birth Control Patches, IUD’s, Condoms and others by prescription
- An appointment is necessary.
- By ruling of the NC Legislature, teenagers may be seen in clinic without parental consent.
- Insurance, Medicaid and private pay on a sliding scale are accepted.
- Tubal Ligations are available as funding permits. (Add prior to the bullet stating An appointment is necessary)
General Services Clinic
Provides education and counseling about family planning and maternal health services for women at risk for pregnancy; provides private pay TB skin testing as needed for work and school.
- Pregnancy testing
- TB testing
Provides all required and most recommended vaccinations to infants, children and adults. Some charges may apply.
- An appointment in needed (walk-ins may be seen if clinic schedule allows)
- Services provided in Statesville and Mooresville
- Information for travelers is provided through CDC resources
- Vaccine information resources provided as requested
Maternal Care Coordination:
Provides formal case management services to Medicaid eligible women during and after pregnancy and intervention as early in pregnancy as possible to promote healthy pregnancy and positive birth outcomes.
- Service Planning
- Coordination and referral
- Follow-up and monitoring
- Education and Counseling
Migrant and Refugee Health
Assists migrant or refugees in locating sources of health care.
- Assist refugee or migrant in finding medical care
- Review records to assure that migrant or refugee is free of communicable disease and appropriately vaccinated
Clinic established to help women get care during pregnancy.
- History, lab work and physical exam. Also offer counseling, iron and vitamins
- Maternity Care Coordination by a social worker also available at each visit
- Prenatal education classes and WIC services are provided at each visit
- Eligibility is determined by household income and number in household
- Medicaid, insurance and sliding fee scale accepted
- Services offered in Statesville only
- An appointment is necessary
Sickle Cell Program
Provides free sickle cell testing for clients who self refer to ICHD for testing, of persons enrolled in health department programs and for those identified by private physicians as well. Testing also provides information concerning the reproductive risks for carriers of Sickle Cell traits or other traits that can affect their offspring; providing clients with the facts they need to make informed decisions regarding reproduction.
- Free sickle cell testing
- Free counseling for anyone identified with sickle cell disease or trait
- Regional counselor for genetic and further testing resources
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Program:
Counseling for families who have experienced a SIDS death; education for professional and lay groups. SIDS Counselors at county health departments are a resource to families, caregivers, health professionals, and first responders in North Carolina. They have received special training about SIDS and grief. In addition to a doctor or pastor, SIDS Counselors can help families cope with their sorrow and loss.
STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Clinic:
Provides its clients with the most up-to-date assessment and treatment possible for sexually transmitted diseases.
- Provide testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of sexually transmitted diseases.
- Also provide risk reduction and prevention counseling
- Additional lab test and education for HIV+ clients as needed.
- Clinic operates daily in Statesville and at different times throughout the week in Mooresville
- Appointments are necessary (walk-ins may be seen if clinic schedule allows)
- By ruling of the NC Legislature, teenagers may be seen in clinic without parental consent
- No charge for these services.
- Provide HIV testing and pre-test and post-test counseling
- Appointment needed for testing; HIV results and post-test counseling available without appointment during clinic hours
- No charge for this service. All services are confidential
- Services provided in Statesville and Mooresville
Tuberculosis (TB) Program:
Provides follow-up and treatment for people with TB and their contacts. This is not a service for immigration purposes.
- Quickly diagnose and treat tuberculosis disease
- Promptly investigate all suspected exposures to each and every case of TB
- Strongly encourage preventive treatment for people who are at risk of developing TB disease
- Provides state-supplied TB medications to clients under case management by the TB program
WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Nutrition Services:
WIC provides services for women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or who have just had a baby, and who meet both income and medical and/or nutritional eligibility requirements. Services are also available to children up to 5 years of age, who meet eligibility requirements. WIC prescribes food vouchers for nutrient dense foods.
- Assessment to Determine Eligibility (income and medical/nutrition risks)
Nutrition and medical assessment eligibility include:
Anthropometrics- weights and heights
Lab test- Hematocrit screening (a finger stick is required)
Income eligibility- adjunctively income eligible if one receives food stamps, Medicaid and/or Work First or meets income criteria based on gross income and number in family
- Education Services (one-on-one and group education)
Age appropriate and condition appropriate nutrition education
Elemental and medical formulas for infants, children and women
Folic acid education
Food Storage and safety
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Under/overweight, slow weight gain
- Referrals for:
Child Service Coordination, Child Health, Dental Clinic, Prenatal Clinic, Family Planning, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Mental Health, Food Banks,
Department of Social Services, Partnership for Young Children, Food Stamp Program, Parenting Classes, Childbirth Classes and Immunizations
Free breast pump rental
Vitamin for breast-feeding infants
- Appointments are necessary for all WIC services. To schedule an appointment in Statesville, please call (704)878-5319. For Mooresville appointments, call (704)664-4635.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint, of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.