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Swain County Health Department


Covid-19 Information and resources

Community Input Survey

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The Swain County Health Department provides many services to residents of Swain County and surrounding areas. The Health Department has a full- time staff consisting of the Health Director, Public Health Nurses, Environmental Health Specialists, Nutritionist, Health Educator, Social Worker, Management Support Staff and Clinician.

COVID-19 Informational Resources

Swain County Health Department wants to make sure our community has accurate information from reliable sources to help prepare for and prevent COVID-19. Please know that the health and safety of this community is our top priority. For reliable information please visit the CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services websites.
Coronaviruses like COVID-19 are most often spread by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands.
If you are not feeling well please avoid going out in public unless you need to seek medical attention. If you do need medical attention Call your primary care provider and describe your symptoms and how you may have been exposed to the virus. Your primary care provider will tell you what steps to take next. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

To find a COVID -19 testing site or Community Testing Event visit Find My Testing Place and Community Testing Events



Health Department
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Alison Cochran, Director
828-488-3198 x2002
Fax 828-488-8672

Amber Frost, Assistant Health Director
828-488-3198 x 2025

Suzanne Howard, Operations Director
828-488-3198 x 2003

Brent Jones, Environmental Health Supervisor
828-488-3198 x 2028

Office Hours:
Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00
7:45 am – 4:45 pm
Monday – Friday