Health Department

2818 Neuse Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28562
Director: Scott Harrelson
Phone: (252) 636-4920
Fax: (252) 636-4970

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Craven County - Craven County Health Department will be providing an express flu clinic on Friday November 1, 2013 from 8am to 11:00 am and Friday November 8th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please call (252) 636-4920 to schedule your appointment. Flu vaccine is also offered by appointment during our business hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. The price for our flu vaccine this year is $25.00; however Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield will be accepted.

The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. Influenza viruses are always changing, so annual vaccination is recommended. Each year scientists try to match the viruses in the vaccine to those most likely to cause flu that year.

The 2013-2014 vaccine provides protection against influenza A (H1N1) viruses, influenza A (H3N2) viruses, and influenza B viruses.

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.

For more information, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Junak at (252) 626-4920 ext. 2128 or at

Craven County Health Department is committed to “Working Together for Your Health.”

The Craven County Health Department invites input from citizens regarding the services of the department, hours of operation and questions and comments regarding public health issues of concern:
To report Smoking Violations contact the Care Line at 1-800-662-7030

Click here for 2013 Craven County Health Department Health and Wellness Resource List

Click here for Public Health Cost Containment Plan Presentation to Board of County Commissioners, July 15, 2013

Click here to take the Craven County Health Department Services Community Survey to help us better serve you.

Encuesta  Pública Departamento de Salud del Condado de Craven
El propósito de esta encuesta es para averiguar cuan a menudo los residentes del condado utilizan los servicios del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Craven y para ayudarnos a mejorar cuando, como y  que servicios podemos ofrecer. Usted no tiene que poner su nombre en esta encuesta.

Click here for Mosquito Information

Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations Marisa Byer!!!

The Craven County Health Department is fully Accredited by the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board.

The Notice of Privacy Practices describing how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information is available in .PDF format. Adviso de Prácticas de Privacidad


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"It is easier to preserve health than to recover
it, easier to prevent disease than to cure it."
-- Dr. George Cheyne, 1725

It is the mission of the Craven County Health Department to build upon the history of public health while responding to the dynamics of the growth of our county and the changing priorities of the health system.

We strive to improve the health status, and thereby the quality of life of our citizens by providing:

  1. prevention, screening, treatment, referral and education services.
  2. a doorway of access to the medical community.
  3. environmental services to ensure a safe community in which to live.
  4. assistance to employees in their professional growth and recognizing them for their accomplishments.
  5. the highest quality services at the most efficient cost.
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2012 State of the County Health Report Community Medical Resource Guide
2010-2011 Health Department Annual Report
2013 State of the County Health Report

NC State Center for Health Statistics

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