Health Department

COVID-19 Vaccines Get the fall COVID-19 Vaccine

The fall vaccine is designed to match the changing virus. This virus can cause serious illness, especially in older adults, children and people with other health conditions. COVID-19 vaccines will help protect North Carolina communities as cases rise this fall and winter.

Columbus County Health Department now has the new COVID-19 vaccinations.

We have the vaccines for ages 6 months and older.

Please call the Health Department at 910-640-6615 to make an appointment.

Remember to bring your insurance card, as we will be billing your medical insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid) for your vaccination.

We do have options available for those that do not have medical insurance for ages 6 months and older.



Vacuna del COVID-19 Reciba la Vacuna de Otoño Contra el Covid-19

La vacuna de otoño está diseñada para adaptarse al virus cambiante. Este virus puede causar enfermedades graves especialmente en adultos mayores, niños y personas con otras condiciones de salud. La vacuna COVID-19 ayudara a proteger a las comunidades de Carolina del Norte a medida que aumenten los casos este otoño e invierno.

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Columbus tiene ahora la nueva vacuna COVID-19

Tenemos la vacuna para edades de 6 meses en adelante.

Por favor llame al Departamento de Salud al 910-640-6615 para hacer su cita.

Recuerde traer su tarjeta de Seguro, ya que facturaremos a su Seguro (incluidos Medicare y Madicaid) por su vacunación.

Tenemos opciones disponibles para aquellas personas de 6 meses en adelante que no tengan seguro médico.


The Columbus County Health Department is working diligently to make appointments and answer voicemails. Due to the overwhelming amount of calls we are receiving, it is jamming up our phone system, therefore slowing our process of reaching out to the individuals who have left their names and numbers. So if you have already called and left a message, please be patient, we will get to you as soon as possible. We also ask that you DO NOT show up in person to schedule an appointment. Your understanding, and cooperation, is greatly appreciated!


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Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement is to prevent disease, promote health and protect the environment for all citizens and to continually assess and respond to the health needs of the community as a whole. Public health looks not only at the individual but also the family and community.  With regard to stewardship of resources, public health strives for the most good for the greatest number of people.  Our Mission is based on the following beliefs: 

  • Public health is community based. 
  • Prevention and early intervention are essential in maintaining health. 
  • The health of the individual affects the quality of life of the community. 
  • Health education is essential for making choices for health living. 
  • Individuals have a responsibility for their own health. 
  • All individuals should have access to basic health care. 
  • A holistic approach promotes optimal health. 
  • Health care providers are valuable resources for the community. 
  • A pollution free environment (clean air, water, soil, food) is essential to optimum health. 
  • The health needs of a community are dynamic and measurable. 
  • Quality assurance is essential in health care. 

We accept the following insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Medicare, Champ VA, Cigna, Humana, Medcost, Medicaid, Medicare, NC Health Choice, NC State Health Plan, Tricare, Railroad Retirement, UMR, United Healthcare,  and self-pay.    The Department has sliding fee scale for 200% above poverty level to assist those with a need. 

In compliance with federal, state, and local laws,  it is the policy of Columbus County Health Department not to discriminate against any employee/person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, disability, veteran status, marital status, or age in the admission or access to, operation of, or in the employment policies of its services, programs, and activities.




Contact Us

Health Department
Name Title Phone Number
Kim Smith Health Director
Yvonne J. Armstrong Administrative Assistant

Miller Building
304 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472

Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
WIC Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Public Comments


This practice serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, ask at the front desk or visit our website. Thank you.


Esta práctica atiende a todos los pacientes independientemente de su capacidad de pago. Se ofrecen descuentos para servicios esenciales según el tamaño de la familia y los ingresos. Para más información, pregunte en la recepción o visite nuestro sitio web.