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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

Macon County 2018
Community Health Assessment Video

2018 Evaluacion
de la salud comunitaria del Condado de Macon

Link to
Board Membership &
Board of Health Minutes

Link to
Mental Health
Task Force Minutes

Link to
Application for Appointment to
Macon County Authorities, Boards,Commissions & Committees


macon county nc health department Macon County Public Health

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:

Kathy McGaha, MS, Director (828) 349-2420
Environmental Health (828) 349-2490
Clinics & Immunizations (828) 349-2081
MountainWise of Macon County (828) 349-2426
Laboratory (828) 349-2081
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:

  • Mitchell Bishop, Engineer (Chair)
  • Melissa Bell, Pharmacist
  • Nathan Brenner, Dentist
  • Paul Higdon, Commissioner
  • Ellen Shope, Nurse Representative
  • Vacant, Veterinarian
  • Vacant, Physician

Three members of the general public:

  • Ross Dodge (Vice Chair)
  • Teresa Murray
  • Gosia Tiger
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