COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Dozens of other health-related resources in our community are located outside of our agency. Please find more information and links to some of the most frequently-requested resources below.

General Information and Referrals

United Way‘s “211” program maintains a directory of services for each county. Dial 211 (or 888.892.1162) for their information and referral line, or visit nc211.org to access the directory online.

 


 

Mental Health

If you have mental health or behavioral health concerns, or are just curious, get a “check-up from the neck up” with a free, anonymous, online screening tool at www.vayamindful.org.

Help is available if you or someone you love is in need of mental health services, intellectual/developmental disability services, or substance abuse treatment. Mental health services in Transylvania County are coordinated by Vaya Health. To access services, call 800.849.6127 (available 24/7).

For more information, visit the following links:

If someone is experiencing a crisis due to mental health disturbances, developmental disabilities, or addiction, call RHA’s Mobile Crisis Team. Behavioral health professionals are available 24/7/365 to safely stabilize the person at home, work, school or wherever in the community the crisis occurs. Call 888-573-1006.

 


 

Transportation

Transylvania County Transportation provides rides for medical needs (including medical appointment outside the county), seniors, young children, and others as space is available. Some rides require a fare. For more information, call 828.884.3203, email transport@transylvaniacounty.org, or visit transylvaniacounty.org/transportation.


 

Hunger and Food Insecurity

The Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County maintains a listing of food pantries located throughout the county, which includes a monthly schedule, locations, and contact information. View the Food Pantry Map and Schedule.

If you are pregnant, have recently given birth, or have children under 5 years old, you may be eligible to receive food vouchers and more through the WIC Nutrition Program. For more information, call 828.884.3242 or visit signupwic.com.

 


 

Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking

The C.A.R.E. Coalition is a Drug-Free Communities grant recipient that works to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse–particularly related to prescription medications and emerging drugs–in Transylvania County. Learn more about C.A.R.E. at their website or Facebook page, or call 828.884.1750.

 


 

Dental Care

If your child is in need of dental care, our dental hygienist can help with referrals: call 828-884-1738.

Mission Health’s ToothBus visits Transylvania County during spring break and early summer each year to provide on-site dental care to elementary school-age children. For more information or to sign up your child for an appointment, call 828.884.1740.

Blue Ridge Health’s Brevard Office offers dental services on a sliding scale for uninsured patients, and accepts private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. There can be a long wait for appointments, but emergency patients can often walk-in for same day care. For more information, call 828.883.5550.