Health Department

Essential Services

The 10 essential public health services, as promulgated by the United States Public Health Service and Institutes of Medicine, are:

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Support laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

Other Services

Halifax County Health Department services include:

Mission Statement

Halifax County Public Health System, in partnership with our community, will educate, protect, and empower the citizens of Halifax County to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Vision Statement

With caring hearts and helping hands, we will achieve excellence in Health Care and Environmental Health services.

Public Comments

For Public Comments or suggestions regarding our services or services you would like us to offer, please call 252-583-5021 or send an email to Please include your name and contact information.