1. Where is the Health Department located? What is the telephone number? How do I make an appointment?
The Sampson County Health Department is located at 360 County Complex Road, Suite 200, Clinton NC 28328. The number to call when you have questions or want to make an appointment is (910) 592-1131, extensions 4001, 4960 or 4220.
2. What are the operating hours of the Health Department?
The Health Department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday except holidays. You may call the (910) 592-1131 for appointments. Walk-Ins are also accepted.
3. Do you require payment at the time of service?
The Health Department does not refuse to see clients if they are unable to pay. We have a sliding fee scale based on your household income and overall ability to pay. Some services may be free of charge such as STD and HIV/AIDS testing. For services, you need to bring insurance, Medicare or Medicaid cards if you have them; and, proof of household income at the time of your visit.
4. Are my medical information and visits to the Health Department confidential?
Yes. The Health Department follows strict confidentiality guidelines and adheres to the Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) and North Carolina General Statutes.
5. How do I get a pregnancy test?
Confidential pregnancy testing is done by appointment Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220. Walk-Ins are accepted also.
6. How do I get a TB (tuberculosis) test?
TB tests are done by appointment every weekday except Thursday from 8am to 11:45am and 1pm to 4:45pm.. To schedule an appointment, call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220. Walk-Ins are also accepted.
7. How do I get a flu shot?
Flu shots are provided by appointment Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 11:45am and 1pm to 4:45pm while vaccine is available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220.
8. Does the Health Department have a Child Health Clinic?
Yes. The Child Health Clinic provides well-child medical services for children birth to 21 years of age. The Child Health Clinic uses the sliding fee scale to determine your cost for services. You may call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220 to make an appointment.
9. My child needs a physical for Pre-K/Kindergarten. How do I get an appointment?
Please call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220 to make an appointment. The Child Health Clinic provides development and medical screenings and physicals.
10. Does the Health Department have an Adult Health Clinic?
Yes. The Adult Health Clinic provides an annual screening and physical examination for residents ages 21 and older. It utilizes a sliding fee scale based on your ability to pay with a minimum co-pay of $30.00. Insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220 for an appointment.
11. How do I get tested for HIV/AIDs and/or other sexually transmitted diseases?
Confidential STD and HIV/AIDS testing and screenings are offered each weekday Monday through Friday. Appointments are preferred, but you may walk in. You may call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220 to make an appointment. Testing is at no cost unless you request a specific test not normally provided in clinic.
12. How do I get a copy of a birth or death certificate?
The Health Director serves as the local registrar for births, deaths, and fetal deaths occurring in Sampson County. The deputy Registrar process the vital records received in the Health Department and forwards copies to the Register of Deeds Office, where certified copies can be obtained. You may request a certified copy of a birth or death certificate from the Register of Deeds Office located at 126-A West Elizabeth Street, Clinton, NC 28328. The office is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. The Register of Deeds’ phone number is 910-592-8026.
13. How do I get a copy of my or my child's shot record?
Immunization "shot" records may be requested during normal business hours 8 am - 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday at the Reception Desk at the Health Department. You may also call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001 or 4221.
14. How do I get a copy of my or my child's Health Department medical record?
You may call the Medical Records department at (910) 592-1131, extension 4001 or 4221 to obtain a copy of your child's or your own medical record.
15. How do I get immunization shots for my child or immunizations for school or foreign travel?
Immunizations are offered Monday – Friday from 8:00 am-11:45 am and 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (910) 592-1131, extension 4001, 4960 or 4220. Walk-Ins are also accepted.
16. How do I get birth control?
The Health Department offers Family Planning services Monday – Friday 8:00am – 11:30am and 1:00pm-4:30pm by appointment. Family Planning offers birth control counseling and supplies, pre-pregnancy counseling, education and physical exams. Fees for services are based on household size and income. Services are strictly confidential.
17. What is the WIC program and how do I find out more information to see if I qualify?
The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program is federally funded and provides nutrition education and healthy foods to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five. Participants must meet residency, income and medical/nutritional risk eligibility requirements. For questions about how to apply for services, call WIC at (910) 592-1131, extension 4201 or 4224.
18. Do you provide foreign language interpretation for your clients whose first language is not English?
Yes. Foreign Language interpreters are available in the Medical Records, Clinical, Outreach and WIC departments. Staff also has access to the Language Line to assist with interpreting.
19. Who do I contact if I have a question about getting a septic tank permit/inspection, soil evaluation, temporary food establishment permit, restaurant inspection/review, public swimming pool inspection, tattoo parlor license, water sample, new well permit, solid waste transporter permit, building demolition/relocation/rodent inspection, plot redrawing, repair permit or related?
Contact the Environmental Health Department at (910) 592-4675.
20. I have been diagnosed with diabetes. Does the Health Department provide diabetes education?
Yes. Referral must be made by your physician. If you need assistance with obtaining the referral or for more information, call (910) 592-1131, extension 4249, 4240 or 4001.