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Union County, North Carolina

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Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Superior Court

J.R. Rowell
Phone: 704-698-3100
Fax: 704-698-3101


Phone: 704-292-2746

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What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.

The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:

STD Health Services

STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families


Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

International Travel Immunizations

With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.

Union County Lost and Found Pets

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Don't Clog with FOG

Don't Clog With FOG

When FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) enters our sewer system, it cools and hardens, clinging to pipe walls. Over time it builds up and leads to blockages in the system lines.

These blockages prevent the normal flow of waste water and eventually cause overflows, resulting in damage to homes, businesses and the environment. We need your help in disposing of FOG in safer, more environmentally-friendly methods.

FOG Comes From

Meat Fats, Fried Foods, Scraps, Cooking Oil, Baked Goods, Butter, Margarine, Dairy Products


  • DO keep grease out of your wash water. Scrape excess off dishes, pots and pans with a paper towel before washing them.
  • DO put oil and grease in collection containers and dispose of in the trash.
  • DO place food scraps in the garbage.
  • DO reuse your cooking oil and grease.


  • DON'T pour fat, oil and grease down the drain. Flushing it with hot water or soap doesn't help.
  • DON'T put oily, greasy foods down the garbage disposal.
  • DON'T use the drain as a means of disposing of foods.
  • DON'T pour grease down storm drains.

FOG Facts

  • Over 30% of North Carolina sewer overflows are caused by FOG.
  • The majority of FOG-related sewer overflows originate in residential areas.
  • Clogged sewer pipes can release sewage into local waterways, harming the environment.
  • Sewer backups into homes create a health hazard as well as an unpleasant mess that can cost thousands of dollars to clean up.
  • A gallon of oil poured down a storm drain can contaminate up to one million gallons of water.

With your help, we can reduce FOG-related blockages and help preserve the environment.