The Sampson County Health Department is one of 85 Health Departments in North Carolina. We are dedicated to ensuring that every man, woman and child who resides in Sampson County has the best possible health status. As an equal opportunity provider, we strive to promote healthy behaviors, prevent diseases and educate citizens on health issues. Our teams of public health professionals and programs touch everyone in every walk of life. Public health serves each of us every minute, every day.
We are located in the County Complex in Building "E" and our website provides a comprehensive list of health programs and outreach services. available to our community. These programs are designed to ensure that all of our residents have access to a high standard of healthcare.
Free COVID-19 Tests Available for NC Households through June 2023
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced a change to the Project Access COVID Tests program (Project ACT) that will allow all North Carolina households to request free, at-home COVID-19 tests through June 30, 2023. Residents are encouraged to order additional free tests while supplies last. For news details, please see here.
TestAndGo Self-Service Kiosk
Free COVID-19 Testing and Naloxone Kits are now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a self-service kiosk at Sampson County Health Department
COVID-19 Testing The testing kiosk dispenses a test kit that includes a nasal swab, like other at-home tests, and instructions on collecting the specimen. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the tests provided through the kiosk, but for those individuals with insurance, their insurance will be billed for the test. Read self-test package inserts thoroughly and follow the instructions closely when performing the test.
PCR Tests: Once the specimen is collected, it is safely packaged back into the kit and placed in the kiosk. The specimens are picked up daily and sent to an accredited lab for PCR testing. In many cases, individuals will receive notification of their test results by email or text within 48 hours of specimen collection.
Antigen (Rapid) Tests Self-tests, or at-home tests, are antigen tests that can be taken anywhere without having to go to a specific testing site and detect current infection. Once the specimen is collected, antigen tests usually produce results in 10-15 minutes.
Naloxone Kits Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids – including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription medications – when given in time. Naloxone is easy to use and small to carry. Naloxone Nasal Spray is one form of naloxone that anyone can use without medical training or authorization.
How to use Naloxone Nasal Spray
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