Health & Human Services News

Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Epidemic

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. In 2016, 40% all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid. Learn more: Understanding the Epidemic Data Overdose […]

Youth Employment Certificate Update

Important change:  As of October 2017, the Department of Social Services can no longer issue Youth Employment Certificates (YEC) also known as Work Permits.  Instead, parents and youth can obtain a certificate online through the N.C. Department of Labor at www.nclabor.com. The N.C. Department of Labor has easy to follow steps on how to apply […]

October 28th is National DEA Take-Back Day

BRING YOUR UNUSED MEDICATIONS & JOIN US ON OCTOBER 28th FOR NATIONAL DEA TAKE BACK DAY FROM 10am-2pm October 28th is National DEA Take-Back Day and we are partnering with numerous organizations in 4 different counties to provide 9 take-back sites from 10a-2p. Take this opportunity to get unused medications out of your home and […]

System Pressure Advisory & Boil Water Notice

Pender County Utilities Water customers in the central and western areas of the County from NC Highway 11 (Willard), along Highway 117 from the Duplin County Line south to the New Hanover County line, and west of Highway 117 to US 421 served by Pender County Utilities (Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District) are advised […]

Pender County Health Department Seasonal Flu Clinic Dates

Date                                          Location                                          Time  10/5/17                         Topsail Beach –  Town Hall                         10am-1pm                                       820 S. Anderson Blvd.           Topsail Beach 10/11/17                         Surf City – Welcome Center                         9am – 1pm                                       102 N. Shore Dr.              Surf City 10/24/17                         Topsail Senior Center                                   9am – 2pm                                       20959 US Hwy. 17         Hampstead […]

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