Johnston County Public Health Department
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Johnston County
Public Health Department

517 N. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 989-5200

  Mon.-Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Health Director:
  Dr. Marilyn Pearson

Clinic Fax Numbers:
  Medical Records: 919-989-5278
  Primary Care: 919-989-5279
  Epidemiology: 919-989-5287
  Family Planning:  919-989-5266
  Maternity:  919-989-5266
  Child Health: 919-989-5199
  WIC: 919-989-5298

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DSS - Work First

714 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

FAX: 919-934-5235


Terry Keene, Prevention/Family Support/Work First Supervisor

Services Provided or Description:  

Johnston County's Work First program helps put welfare recipients to work. The program provides a monthly check to families. The amount of the check depends on the number of individuals in the family and the amount of family income. There must be a child under age 18 in the home.

Work First provides:

  • Medicaid
  • short-term training (when needed)
  • transportation
  • child care
  • health care

Together, these services can provide a safety net that allows families to remain in the workforce and off the welfare rolls.

Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Ages Served:  All


Work First requires parents to:

  • Sign personal responsibility contracts detailing their plans for getting off welfare.
  • Look for and accept work.
  • Ensure that their children are immunized and receive regular medical checkups.
  • Keep their children in school.
  • Cooperate with child support enforcement efforts.

Bilingual?  Bilingual services are available for all programs at Social Services.

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517 N. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 989-5200
Fax: (919) 989-5199