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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

Kathy Mcgaha, MS, Director

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest press releases, guidance, and information on the County's response to COVID-19.

Macon County COVID-19 Information Hub

Macon County is actively trying to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Testing and vacination is available to all regardless of ability to pay. Both testing and vaccination will not cost a person out-of-pocket expenses regardless of whether the patient has insurance.

Need to Schedule a COVID-19 Test or Vaccine Appointment
Please call the Macon County Covid-19
Call Center at 828-349-2081

COVID-19 Vaccinations

All individuals over the age of 12, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have any questions on whether a COVID-19 vaccination is right for you, call our call center to speak with an individual who can review any medical concerns.

If you would like to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination, please call 828-349-2081 to schedule your appointment.

COVID-19 Testing

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are having symptoms of COVID-19, you can schedule a COVID-19 test with Macon County Public Health. Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Soar throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarhea

    If you have any of these symptoms and would like to be tested for COVID-19, please call 828-349-2081 to schedule your appointment.

    For current vaccination, testing, and surveillance data, please visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. You can visit that website here:

    Press Releases
    MCPH Press Release

    Helpful resources
    CDC Webpage
    NCDHHS Webpage
    MCPHC Facebook Page

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