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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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Health Education, Nutrition & Wellness

Educational materials such as pamphlets and videos are available at no charge. Health Educators and other staff provide programs for schools, community groups, and businesses.

LIFE Worksite Wellness Program
The Macon County Public Health Center offers the LIFE Worksite Wellness program for local businesses with over 50 employees. A variety of screenings, classes, and programs are available. Pricing varies with the plan selected. Download more information on Life Program.

HealthFinder Kids
Fun, informational website with safety tips and over 80 online games! Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information on HealthFinder Kids.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? Do you want to learn more about living with diabetes? If so, we invite you to join our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. The program is for adults diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, their family members, or friends. It includes individual meetings and classes with a Registered Dietician. Topics covered include healthy eating, being active, checking blood sugar, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping, and reducing risk for complications. For more information, call (828) 349-2081 and ask for the Registered Dietitian.
Diabetes Self Managment Program and Referral

Macon County Public Health
Medical Nutrition Therapy Services

Macon County Public Health dietitians can help you take control of your health by providing you with tools to improve your diet.

    A dietitian can help you
  • Lose Weight
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Improve Cholesterol
  • Manage Diabetes
  • Plan a balanced diet around food allergies
  • and much more
    To Get Started
  • Have you doctor complete the referral form (download here in PDF format))
  • FAX, mail or drop off form to Macon County Public Health
  • Fees - Many insurance plans cover cost of services.
    For those w/o insurance fees are based on income.

For more information, contact:
April Innis, MHS, RD, LDN
Macon County Public Health Center
1830 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone:(828) 349 - 2455
Fax:(828) 524 - 6154

CPR and First Aid classes are offered by Macon County Public Health. Call 349-2459 for a current schedule or information about fees.

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