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Effective March 1, 2016, we will no longer provide home health and hospice services. The Edgecombe County Health Department transferred its licenses for home health & hospice services to Capital Care Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Gentiva Health Services. Gentiva has operated services in North Carolina for 29 years. They will offer the same compassionate services from the same location but will have national resources. They will continue to provide the care that patients deserve in the place they want it the most - home. Edgecombe HomeCare & Hospice, a division of the Edgecombe County Health Department, provided valued home health and hospice services for over 40 years. We are proud of our accomplishments, and we look forward to have Gentiva continue the care.


We exist to serve all citizens in the prevention of disease and injury through protection, promotion, and delivery of quality, cost-effective services for community, personal, and environmental health.

Karen W. Lachapelle, MAEd
Health Director


Rocky Mount Office
155 Atlantic Avenue Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tarboro Office
122 East St. James Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm


Telephone: 252-985-4100
Fax: 252-985-4011
Appointments: 252-985-1149
WIC Appointments: 252-985-1067



Telephone: 252-641-7511
Fax: 252-641-7565
Appointments: 252-641-7564
WIC Appointments: 252-641-7550
HealthWorks: 252-641-4702
HomeCare: 252-641-7518

Environmental Health
201 Saint Andrew Street Tarboro, NC 27886
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 252-641-7573

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