Our team strives to make Polk County a safer and healthier place for you to live, work, learn, and play. 

To accomplish this, our Mission is to embrace all members of our community by recognizing and respecting the diversity of beliefs and perspectives and by removing barriers to treating one another with compassion and acceptance.


Polk County Public Health Division Offices
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Administrative, Clinic and Vital Records
161 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-8271
Fax: (828) 894-8678
Hours of Operations Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Communicable Disease Control
161 Walker Street
Columbus, NC, 28722
Phone: 828-894-8271
Fax: 828-894-8678
Hours of Operations Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Environmental Health 
35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-3739
Fax: (828) 894-2913

Hours of Operations Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Inspectors in office 8:00 am – 9:00 am   
Permits issued 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Women Infant and Children (WIC) Nutrition
161 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-8271
Fax: (828) 894-8678
Hours of Operations Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.