Beginning July 1, 2019 we are now known as Foothills Health District.  New name, same great service and staff.  

At the Foothills Health District we are a Public Health Agency dedicated to serving the citizens of our two counties.   The Foothills Health District is responsible for protecting and improving the public’s health in Rutherford, and McDowell counties, in addition to promoting healthy and active lifestyles while preventing the spread of disease

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For local information about the COVID-19 or Coronavirus, please click the links below:

   McDowell County
   Rutherford County



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Free At Home COVID Tests Available


Project Act COVID Tests


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To register for the COVID-19 Vaccine please follow the directions below.

McDowell County Residents: 

     Please call:
          Monday – Friday
          8:30am – 5:00pm
          (828) 652-6811 ext. 363

Rutherford County Health Department:

     Monday – Friday
     9:00am – 3:00pm
     Call 287-6100, appointment required

Why do we ask for your insurance card?

To learn why we ask for your insurance card for the COVID-19 vaccine click here.  

For 2022-23 Flu Vaccine Information please click the image above or visit:http:;//www.foothillshd.org/flu