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FREE Covid Testing Now in Haywood County

The testing center will be open 5 days a week at Lake Junaluska starting Thursday.
Appointments required: https://lhi.care/covidtesting
Free Testing Flyer


Winter Weather Guidance

Protect yourself and your Family from Carbon Monoxide poisoning!!! DON'T use your stove or oven for heat. DON'T use a generator or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement or garage or outside close to any window, door, or vent. Keep you generator at a safe distance by using an extension cord that is over 20 feet long. DON'T run a car or truck inside an attached garage, even if you leave the garage door open.
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Carbon Monoxide Infographic

Your input is needed to help shape regional COVID-19 Communications!

  • Did you get your first COVID-19 vaccine in the past two months?
  • Are you trying to decide whether to get your child vaccinated?

If either of these describes you, you're invited to join a 75-minute virtual group listening session to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Your feedback will remain anonymous, and you will receive a $30 stipend for your participation.

Learn more and sign up to participate at: https://forms.gle/29f9FjkLxQZrYA636. Spaces are Limited!


Additional details:

  • Listening sessions will take place virtually - you will need access to a phone or computer with internet connection. 
  • Listening sessions will take place in October - you will receive an email invite.
  • Your feedback will remain anonymous and will help inform COVID-19 communications strategies and messages in western NC.
  • You will receive a $30 stipend for your participation. At the completion of the listening session you will be asked whether you would like to receive a check or Visa gift card.
  • To learn more about our regional COVID-19 communications campaign, please visit: www.wnchn.org/myreasonwnc.

October 2021 Listening Session Ad

24/7 Access to Care Line 

This service remains open and serves those experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. The number is 1-800-849-6127.  NC Residents are also encouraged to call 211 for questions about food assistance or other resources.


Wellness Action group


This group meets virtually from 2-3:20 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Members are involved in a community wellness challenge, food security, access to healthcare, and diabetes prevention strategies.  

The November 2021 meeting has been cancelled. Call 828-452-6675 for details. 


prevention alliance

This group meets virtually on the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Members focus on overdose prevention, treatment and harm reduction, youth substance use prevention, and barriers to care.  

The November 2021 meeting has been cancelled. Call 828-452-6675 for details. 


 Great by Eight Early Childhood Initiative

  The next meeting is to be announced.  Call 828-452-6675 to be added to the e-mail list.  

Haywood Connect

This group meets on the second Monday of the month. This group meets virtually.  To learn more about adverse childhood experiences and resilience, please click here.    

2021 meetings:  October 11, November 8, and December 13 at 10 a.m.  Call 828-452-6675 for details.  


   Health data for

haywood county

Haywood County's 2018 Community Health Assessment and 2017 State of the County Health Report can be found in the following places: the ''programs and projects'' section of this website, each Haywood County Public Library and the front desk of Haywood County Health and Human Services (HCHHSA).  The 2019 Community Health Improvement plan is in the ''programs and projects'' section of this website.


Haywood County Community Resources- 2019


Rx Drop Locations Magnet

Crime Stoppers

The Haywood County Crime Stoppers telephone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-92-CRIME (1-800-922-7463) to leave a message about criminal activity, wanted persons or other information. You may remain anonymous if you wish.

  Haywood County HHSA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  



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