DEDICATED TO IMPROVING
AND PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH.
Transylvania Public Health is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of all people in Transylvania County. We believe that “health” is more than just the absence of disease; true health is overall physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, which is influenced by personal characteristics, behaviors, social and economic factors, and the environment.
Together, we serve our community by preventing disease and injury, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, protecting against environmental hazards, ensuring access to needed services, and responding to outbreaks and disasters. Many of these functions are invisible to the public. In fact, people typically become aware of the need for public health only when a problem develops.
This department ensures that residents have access to clean water and safe food, prevention and control of infectious diseases, education about and access to nutritious foods for themselves and their children, and help receiving health care services.
OUR STAFF MEMBERS WORK TO:
- monitor the health status of our community,
- engage the community to identify and solve health problems,
- enforce public health laws and regulations,
- develop public health policies and plans,
- protect people from health problems and hazards,
- give people the information they need to make healthy choices,
- and help people receive health services.
Transylvania Public Health is an agency of Transylvania County Government.
Transylvania Public Health
is located at 106 East Morgan Street in downtown Brevard.
Administrative offices and Environmental Health offices are located on the first floor.
Personal Health Services and WIC offices are located on the third floor.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm
8:30am-5:00pm (last appt at 4:30pm)
BOARD OF HEALTH
The Transylvania County Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for the Transylvania County Department of Public Health. Its purpose is to promote health, prevent disease, and protect the public’s health set forth in Chapter 130A of the North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board of Health consists of eleven members appointed by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. Its makeup includes a physician, a dentist, an optometrist, a veterinarian, a registered nurse, a pharmacist, a professional engineer, a county commissioner, and three representatives of the general public, all of whom must reside in Transylvania County. (If representatives of professional positions cannot be found, members of the general public may be appointed instead.) Each member serves a three-year term, and no member may serve more than three consecutive terms. The County Commissioner member shall serve only as long as the member is a county commissioner.
The Transylvania County Board Health meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at 6:00pm in the Community Services Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.
CURRENT BOARD OF HEALTH
Chris Biecker, – Chair
P.J. Boatwright DVM – Vice Chair
Lawrence Cull PsyD
William Dalton PhD
Anthony Fisher MD
Benajah Lamm PharmD
Albert “Jim” Lyday OD
Linda Tompkins RN