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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  Public Comment form

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Johnston County North Carolina

Latest Health Topics




What are Opioids?

Opioids include drugs such as heroin and prescription pain medications such as morphine, codeine, methadone, oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl (Duragesic, Fentora), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo), and buprenorphine (Suboxone).

Why are pain medications and heroin dangerous?

They may stop your breathing if you take too much of them or if you take them with other  edications/drugs/alcohol or if you take your usual dose but have a bad chest cold, cough, sleep apnea, pneumonia, or lung disease.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone (Narcan) is a cure for opioid overdose and you can get it without a prescription.

How do I use naloxone?

• It comes in a shot or a nasal spray

• If you think someone has taken too much pain medication or heroin, call 911 and follow the naloxone package instructions.




Alliance Behavioral Health's New Opioid Website:


Click Here for Johnston County Medication Drop Box Locations


Resources for Law Enforcement






Zika Virus

 Click the link below to view CDC Press Release regarding (07/29/2016) :

     • Florida investigation links four recent Zika cases to local mosquito-borne virus transmission

 Click on the links below to download and/or view the informational files regarding Ebola:

      • The Basics of the Zika Virus (source: Centers for Disease Control)

For Medical Providers:

     • Zika Virus Diagnosis, Management and Report (05/18/2016)



Ebola Virus

Click on the links below to download and/or view the informational files regarding Ebola:

For more information regarding Ebola, please contact 844-836-8714.  The Ebola Information Line phone number has been changed.  Click here to read the press release.