Our office hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you have an emergency, please call 911

Northampton County Health Department


For more information about COVID 19, please visit the CDC website listed below.
 As questions/concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) increase across North Carolina, we encourage the promotion of the statewide public CORONAVIRUS Helpline: 1-866-462-3821.  This line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

"North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced on March 20, 2020 that Community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified in the State of North Carolina."  With this announcement, we can expect an increased amount of positive cases of COVID-19 within the coming days and weeks throughout the State of North Carolina.  Northampton County Health Department and local healthcare providers across the area and in neighboring counties are working hard to test individuals who meet the testing criteria.  

June 5, 2020 3:30pm UPDATE
Currently, there are 167 total positive cases of which 129 have Recovered and there are 14 COVID-19 related deaths in Northampton County.
For more information on current cases please click link below



 Northampton County Health Department advises all Citizens of Northampton County to stay home as much as possible and to limit  travel as much as possible so as to help prevent community transmission of the COVID-19 Virus.
COVID-19 Guidance to Prevent Community Transmission:
  • Reduce Travel As Much As Possible
  •  Stay Home if you are experiencing Flu-like Illnesses
  •  Wash your Hands frequently in Warm Soapy water 
  •  Avoid Gatherings of Groups of People
  •  Practice Social Distancing of 6 feet or more
  •  Sanitize Surfaces for frequently with a bleach solution of 5 tablespoons per quart of water made fresh daily

Andy Smith, REHS, CRV, BSEH, MPA

Health Director

Northampton County Health Department



The Nurse-Family Partnership Program will no longer be housed in the Northampton County Health Department effective February 1, 2020.  On that date, the program will be housed in the Halifax County Community College.  However, this program will still serve eligible women in Northampton County.

Educate yourself on Hepatitis A!  For questions or more information on the Hep A vaccine, please call the Northampton County Health Department at 252-534-5841 Monday through Friday.
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Flu shots are in!  Protect yourself and others by coming in to get your flu shot at the Northampton County Health Department.  We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Cigna, and MedCost insurances.  If you do not have insurance the cost is $35.00.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Vaccines will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Call us today with any questions at 252-534-5841.



ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTIONS - your "furever" friends

Do you want to have a pet of your own to share good times with?  Come to our Animal Shelter to find a forever friend that best suits you, your home and your family.  Adopt a shelter pet and make him/her a part of your everyday life.  


Before you adopt, there are a few things that you should consider such as:

  • If you have other pets at home already, will they get along with a new pet?
  • Is anyone in your household allergic to animals?
  • How will an animal change your lifestyle?  Be sure to select a pet that fits your schedule and exercise routine.

We cannot always answer specific questions regarding the pet's personality; however, we will do our very best to provide you with all of the information we have.

We are delighted that you are interested in one of the animals in our care.  Please call 252-534-1125 if you are interested in any of these wonderful animals or visit our Animal Shelter Facebook page.



 Effective July 1, 2018, Northampton County Animal Control will be housed in the Sheriff’s Department rather than the Health Department.  Please call the Sheriff’s Department at (252) 534-2611 with calls concerning animal pick-up, cruelty, complaints, etc.

Animal shelter operations will remain under the Health Department.  For rabies vaccination, adoption, and lost pet inquiry calls, please continue to call the Northampton County Health Department at (252) 534-5841 ext. 617 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.

For comments, questions, or concerns please visit www.northamptonhd.com or call the Health Department at (252) 534-5841.



Do you have a few minutes to spare? Volunteering for Home Delivered Meals is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time for the homebound senior citizens of our county.  It is a great opportunity to deliver nutritious food and bring a little sunshine to their day.  Northampton County Health Department is looking for volunteers to deliver meals.  Without the help of your compassion and dedication, we will be unable to serve these deserving homebound seniors.  If you are interested, please call Nancy Harrell at the Northampton County Health Department at 534-5841 ext 617. 






  Along with Medicaid, we now also accept MedCost and Cigna insurances.

 Other insurances are pending.


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                                                                                                             Mission Statement

The central purpose and role of the Northampton County Health Department is defined as:

"Promote, provide, and protect the health and safety of the citizens of Northampton County."


"A culturally sensitive health organization providing quality services yielding improved health outcomes."






"Your thoughts matter to us"


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Northampton County Local Government is a Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free government entity as of   January 4, 2013.

Tobacco-Free Ordinance

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Directions to Northampton County Health Department

From I-95 Roanoke Rapids Area: From I-95 take Hwy 158 East through Weldon. Turn left onto Hwy 301 North.. Turn right onto Hwy 158 East and travel approximately 10 miles to Jackson NC. Turn left onto N. Church St / NC 305 Hwy and travel 2 miles. The Northampton County Health Department is on the left

Contact Us

NCHD 252-534-5841
Home Health 252-534-1291

9495 NC-305
Jackson, NC 27845

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