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Our mission is to promote and protect health, enhance quality of life, and preserve the environment for everyone in Orange County.

A Message from the Health Director

The Orange County Health Department welcomes all clients seeking health services, regardless of their immigration status. We are committed to the health of our entire community, and want our clients to know that we follow all medical confidentiality laws, which protect their information. Watch a video to learn more about the Health Department.

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Main: (919) 245-2400
Medical Appointments: (919) 245-2400
Dental Appointments: (919) 245-2435
Environmental Health: (919) 245-2360
Línea de Mensajes en Español: (919) 245-2398

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Chapel Hill

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Whitted Human Services Center
300 West Tryon Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Environmental Health

West Campus Office Building
131 West Margaret Lane, Suite 100
Hillsborough, NC 27278   

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Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Southern Human Services Center Re-Opens Monday, July 10 2023

Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill will re-open for medical services on Monday, July 10, 2023. The center was previously closed due to a construction project.

Beginning, Monday, July 10, 2023, the hours of operation are listed below:

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

To make an appointment, please call (919) 245-2400.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS (PDF): English/ Spanish Map

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Interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are free and available on request. Call 919-245-2398 or 919-245-2400.

Español (Spanish):
Los servicios de intérprete y/o equipo de sonido especial son gratuitos y están disponibles por petición. Llame al 919-245-2398 ó 919-245-2400. 

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Orange County Health Department complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, or sex.

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Monkeypox in North Carolina

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes variola virus (which causes smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox.

Due to a very limited supply of Monkeypox vaccine, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) distributed vaccines to seven county health departments, including neighboring Durham County, which serves as the Monkeypox vaccine hub for Orange County. If an Orange County community member has been in contact with a confirmed case of Monkeypox or are experiencing symptoms, they should contact their primary care provider or the local health department. OCHD may be reached at (919) 245-2478. 

Anyone can be infected by monkeypox regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or any other identity.


Learn more: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2941/Monkeypox