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Macon County Public Health Center
1830 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Phone: (828) 349-2081
Franklin or Highlands

Fax: (828) 524-6154

Jim Bruckner, MSHS, Director

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OUR VISION: To be the model for best practices in Public Health.
OUR MISSION: To promote, protect, and enhance the health of all people and the environment.

The Macon County Public Health Department serves many facets of our community. From the well being of children and adults to the environment, our many services are broadbased.

Macon County Public Health Helpful Phone Numbers:

Jim Bruckner, MS, Director (828) 349-2081
Adult Dental Clinic (828) 349-2588
Environmental Health (828) 349-2490
Clinics & Immunizations (828) 349-2081
MountainWise of Macon County (828) 349-2426
Laboratory (828) 349-2447
Molar Roller     Schedule (828) 349-2513
WIC (828) 349-2483

Board of Health:

North Carolina Law (NC General Statute Article 2, Section 130A-34) requires Boards of Health to consist of eleven members; eight designated professionals and three members of the general public.

The Board of Health is appointed by the County Commissioners.

Our Macon County Board of Health is currently made up as follows:

Eight Professionals:

  • Dr. Nathan Brenner, Dentist (Chair)
  • James Tate, County Commissioner
  • Melissa Bell - Pharmacist
  • Mitchell Bishop, Engineer
  • Emily Porter-Bowers, Nurse
  • Dr. Jeff Todd, Veterinarian
  • Dr. Julie Farrow, Physician
  • Optometrist - VACANT

Three members of the general public:

  • Teresa Murray (Vice Chair)
  • Molly Phillips
  • Gena Futral
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