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

Phone: (828) 349-2081
Franklin or Highlands

Phone: (828) 321-5961

Fax: (828) 524-6154

Kathy McGaha, MS, Director


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Communicable Disease Control

Communicable Disease Program

Macon County Public Health provides investigation, surveillance, reporting and prevention activities necessary to control communicable diseases and to protect the health of the public.

  • Provide information and education for the public on communicable diseases and how to prevent them.
  • Provide information about emerging or seasonal communicable disease events, such as flu, food-borne illness, or the occurrence of a new (novel) communicable disease.
  • Routine surveillance to detect trends and assess the public health impact of disease.
  • Investigation of and intervention in response to disease outbreaks.
  • Management of veterinary public health issues, such as control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.
  • Services related to HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections

Macon County Public Health offers screening and testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Screening, education, treatment and follow-up for sexually transmitted infections are at no charge.

Please call for an appointment at 828-349-2081.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Macon County Public Health offers Tuberculosis testing on Monday, Tuesday and Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • TB Skin Test - self pay or accepted insurances
  • TB Skin testing is offered Monday, Tuesday and Friday, ONLY. Walk-in basis (first come, first served).
  • Clients need to return three days after test for results.
  • Clients will be assessed for TB risk and symptoms and testing will be offered if indicated.
    For more information:
  • TB Testing - CDC
  • NC Department of Health & Human Services - Tuberculosis
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