Department of Human Services

Richmond County Health Department
127 Caroline Street
Rockingham NC 28379
Tommy Jarrell, PhD, Health Director



Richmond County Health Department will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  The public hearings will begin at 7:00pm during the Health & Human Services Advisory Board meeting at the Richmond County Health Department in the large classroom.  

Public Hearing Topics:

1) Establish a satellite WIC mini-clinic in the Health Department.
2) Identify and address food safety issues relevant to retail and consumers within Richmond County.  
If interested in making public comments, please contact Sheila Brosier at 997-8350, or submit written comments to    

Joining Forces to Serve You Better

In February 2014, Richmond County Health Department and Richmond County Department of Social Services, consolidated agencies and is now know as Richmond County Department of Human Services (DHHS). The consolidation of both agencies is an effort by the Board of County Commissioners to improve service delivery and efficiency for the citizens of Richmond County.
Our goal is to always remain patient, client, and consumer centered in the delivery of our services. Our governing board and staff are very excited about the quality improvement initiatives and efforts to better serve you, the citizen.
The agency's shared vision is to promote a community and environment that is safe, healthy, and economically stable.

Tommy Jarrell, Director of Health and Human Services
Robby Hall, Director of Social Services

Learn About Risk From Radon

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon.

Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family

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