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**Please Dial “911” to Contact Health Department Staff**


 Pender County wants your input to help determine health priorities over the next 4 years.  Taking 10-15 minutes to complete our survey will help create a healthier Pender for everyone.

Click Here to Complete The Survey

Paper copies are available at the Pender County Health Department (Burgaw & Hampstead Annex locations)

Thank you to those who have responded to the Healthy Pender Survey!

 Click Here to Order At-Home COVID-19 Test

Click Here for Test and Treatment Sites

Pender County Health Department is now offering the following COVID-19 Vaccines:

Johnson & Johnson

Note:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines use different age groups for their children’s vaccines.  For more information click on the vaccine name under the category that best refers to you. 

Adults ages 18 years and older: 

Moderna       Pfizer      Johnson & Johnson

Children and teens ages 12-17 years: 


Children and teens ages 11- under:


Children 6 months – 5 years:



Pfizer       Moderna       Johnson & Johnson


You cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine if:
• You are currently isolated and have not recovered from COVID-19
• You have pending test results due to an exposure
• You have received convalescent therapy for COVID-19 in the last 90 days


Pender County Health Department (803 S. Walker St, Burgaw, NC, 28425)
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 11:30am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm (Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Hampstead Annex Building (15060 US-17, Hampstead, NC, 28443)
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 11:30am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm (Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

For More Information Please Call (910) 259-1230

…Building a Healthier Tomorrow…

The Pender County Health Department is dedicated to the purpose of disease prevention andHLT Dept health promotion for all Pender County residents.

The Ten Essential Services of Public Health
1. Monitor health status to identify and solve 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 and action to identify and solve health problems.
5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
6. Enforce 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 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.

Health & Human Services News

DEQ Statement on Chemours Appeal of the NPDES Permit

The NPDES permit for the treatment system is part of the larger barrier wall remediation project to substantially reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River and impacting downstream communities.   Chemours is required to fulfill its obligations under the Consent Order and reduce the amount of contaminated groundwater reaching the Cape Fear River from the Chemours […]

Pender County offers bivalent COVID booster

BURGAW – The Bivalent COVID booster, which provides additional protection against the Omicron strain, is available from the Pender County Health Department. “The bivalent booster is recommended for adults even if you have had all four COVID vaccine shots,” said Carolyn Moser, Director of Pender County Health and Human Services. “It contains the protection of […]

Get your free At-Home COVID test kits from Pender County Health

Pender County Health Department Provides at-Home COVID-19 Test at No Charge   Pender County Health Department is currently offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits.  Test kits are available for pickup with a limit of four per person.  Visit either of our locations: Pender County Health Department- 803 S. Walker Street, Burgaw Hampstead Annex- 15060 NC […]

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