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Union County, North Carolina

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Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Superior Court

J.R. Rowell
Phone: 704-698-3100
Fax: 704-698-3101

Magistrates

Phone: 704-292-2746

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What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.

The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:

STD Health Services

STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families

Immunizations

Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

International Travel Immunizations

With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.

Union County Lost and Found Pets

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Animal Services

Animal Services

Union County cares about its four-legged residents too! Please use this site to learn more about local animal rescue resources and information for what to do if you encounter a lost pet or have been bitten by an animal.

How can I help lost or stray animals in my area?

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How do I go about adopting a pet?

  1. View animals that are available here
  2. Contact the animals shelter at 704-283-8303
  3. Visit Union County Animal Adoptions at the address below

Location of Union County Animal Shelter
3340 Presson Road
Monroe, NC 28112

How can I find my lost pet?

View our lost and found slideshow to see if we have your animal or call us.

What do I do if I or someone I know has been bitten?

Contact Union County Animal Services at 704-283-2308.

Adoption process

To adopt a pet from Union County Animal Services, please visit the shelter during our hours of operation.

We are open 1:00pm – 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, closed Sunday. Visit with the animals, spend time with the animal you are interested in making sure they are the right fit for your family. Once you are ready to adopt, we do same day adoptions. You will need your driver’s license and $85.00 cash, Visa or MasterCard.

You will sign a contract stating the animal will be spayed or neutered within 6 months of adopting, if not already completed. The $85.00 includes a well check and spay or neuter at one of our approved vet offices, along with the first round of shots already given.

There are no refunds, so we would like you to be sure of your choice and spend as much time as you need with the animal. We also encourage adopters to bring their children and let shelter staff know if they would like to introduce their current pets to a potential new pet.

Stray animals

Please do not approach a stray animal that is unknown to you. You can report stray animals in need to Union County Animal Services at 704-283-2308. Our hours of operation are 8:00am- 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Reminder, there is not a leash law in Union County, but there may be a leash law in certain town or cities within Union County.

If a stray animal shows up to your home and you are attempting to locate owners, you will need to contact Union County Animal Services with a description of the animal and your contact information.

If you have lost a pet, please report your pet missing to Union County Animal Services along with a picture of your pet, you can contact us via phone or email: 704-283-2308 or lostandfoundpets@unioncountync.gov.

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Contact Information

Union County Animal Services
3340 Presson Rd.
Monroe, NC 28112

Animal Service: 704-283-2308
Animal Adoption
: 704-283-8303
Lost and Found Email: lostandfoundpets@unioncountync.gov


Hours of Operation

Animal Services

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Animal Adoption

Monday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed