Disease Testing & Tracking

THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FAX NUMBER IS 828-356-1115.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please feel free to call the Haywood County COVID-19 Helpline at (828) 356-2019. This line is answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hotline is not only for medical questions, but also questions relating to guidance, compliance, resources, and more. 

The state also has a 24-hour North Carolina Coronavirus Helpline at 866-462-3821.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information 

Haywood County is now maintaining a dedicated COVID-19 page.  Updates and information will be posted there for the duration of the outbreak: https://www.haywoodcountync.gov/684/Coronavirus-Covid-19-Information 

Links to regularly-updated guidance and resources for a wide range of stakeholders can be found here:  https://www.haywoodcountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=169 

You can also keep track of current information and guidance by checking the CDC and NCDHHS pages dedicated to COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

Overview

Haywood County Health and Human Services Communicable Disease program protects the public health by providing surveillance, tracking, and control of the sorts of diseases that impact the whole community. 

These include:

  • Food borne illness
  • Influenza
  • Norovirus
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Other infectious diseases, some of which are reportable by law

Services Provided

Services provided by the Communicable Disease program include: 

  • Alerting the public and healthcare providers when there is an outbreak, providing informational materials and guidance on control and abatement
  • Information and education for the public and healthcare providers on communicable diseases and their prevention
  • Investigation and intervention when there are disease outbreaks
  • Outpatient care and support related to HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.
  • Tracking of disease reporting by local hospitals, physicians, and laboratories

Equal Opportunity

Haywood County Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Interpreter services are available at no cost.