Scotland County Health Department
1405 W. Boulevard
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Phone: (910) 277-2440
P.O. Box 69
Laurinburg, NC 28353
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Scotland County Public Health - Environmental Health Department focuses on all aspects of the natural and human-made environment that could possibly effect human health. Our goal is to prevent the spread of disease and promote personal safety through proper sanitation, safe food, clean water, the management of disease-carrying pests, and proper disposal of waste.
Birth and Death Certificates are an essential part of the Health Department. This is where all birth and death records are processed for those births and deaths occurring in Scotland County. North Carolina General Statutes 130A Article 4 requires that the Health Department administer the Vital Records Program under the direction of the Health Director. The Health Director appoints Deputy Registrars to process vital records.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is commonly referred to as the WIC Program. County health departments, community and rural health centers, and community action agencies provide WIC Program services.
Today, we are launching new online tools to help Spanish-speaking North Carolinians to determine if they should consider being tested for COVID-19 and help individuals monitor their symptoms if they have tested positive for or been exposed to COVID-19.
As you know our Latinx/Hispanic community is being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. We are asking for your help to promote this new resource to support our Spanish-speaking community.
- Check My Symptoms (Comprobar Mis Síntomas), a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms to determine if they should consider getting tested for COVID-19. If a test is recommended, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.
- Find My Testing Place (www.ncdhhs.gov/
TestingPlace), a public website that allows people to enter their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online. To view in Spanish, users can select Spanish in the yellow box.
- COVID-19 Community Team Outreach (CCTO) Tool, a password-protected online software that helps people track their own symptoms if they have been advised to do so by the COVID-19 Community Team.
To help you get the word out we have updated materials in Spanish available. Attached is a sample press release you can customize and translate into Spanish for your community. In addition, you can find the following materials at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/
· Flyers about getting tested for COVID-19 and using the Check My Symptoms online tool.
· Facebook and Twitter images for you to share on social media.