General Health Services

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General Health Services Include:

  • Immunizations

  • Blood Pressures* (no appointment necessary)

  • Blood Sugars

  • Urinalysis

  • Height and Weight Checks

  • Pregnancy Tests

  • Hemoglobin test for Anemia

  • Vision and Hearing Screening

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening

  • TB Skin Testing

  • Blood tests requested by doctors

  • EKG

  • Sports Physicals

  • Pre-employment Physicals

  • CDL Physicals

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Nutrition & Diabetes Management

Clay County Health Department offers Diabetes Self Management Training to those affected by diabetes, along with their families.

The Diabetes Self Management Program offers education on diabetes management, understanding and measuring the body’s sugar level, and healthy eating options. Patients must be under a physician’s care, and a written order and referral is required from the doctor. The program is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies that cover diabetes self management training. A self-pay option is also available.

For more information about the program contact:

Alex Gilpin, MPH
Diabetes Educator
Phone (828) 389-8052 Extension 150

Fax: (828) 389-8533


Employee Health Program

Clay County Health Department provides physicals and sick visits for Clay County employees.

For an appointment, please call (828) 389-8052 ext. 0

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Adult Health Program

The Adult Health Program is committed to maintaining and improving the health of people 21 years of age and older through prevention and education. This program offers a complete physical examination and detailed health history along with blood pressure, weight, height, blood work, urinalysis, and hemoccult screening tests based on the individual’s risk factors, signs, or symptoms.


Clients are provided with educational information pertaining to their concerns and, if needed, referrals are made for further follow-up and treatment.


Health Promotion

Services are provided for individuals, schools, community organizations and clients within Clay County. Educators promote healthful lifestyles and social and physical environments that support healthful living. Various activities are sponsored from time to time as well as by public request.

For more information please contact:

Alex Gilpin, MPH
Phone (828) 389-8052 Extension 150

Fax: (828) 389-8533

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Laboratory Services

Clay County Health Department laboratory is CLIA certified. This certification ensures quality lab testing services. Clay County Health Department offers a wide variety of laboratory services that are both convenient and affordable. Certain tests are available without a doctor’s orders.