Health Promotion/Education

The Lenoir County Health Education and Promotion program offers education about: 
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Promotes community programs on specific health topics
  • Tracks data to inform the public about health-related risks.
Diabetes Prevention Program Flyer
Prevent T2 is a CDC-approved 12-month program where eligible participants work with a trained Lifestyle Coach to learn healthy eating habits, increase physical activity, and manage stress and problem-solving. There is a $25 fee for enrollment. To be eligible, you must:
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if Asian American).
  • Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Not be pregnant
And have at least 1 of the following requirements:
  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%.
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL.
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 g glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).
  • Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test.
Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Contact us at 252-526-4200 to find out your eligibility!
Med-South Lifestyle Program Flyer
A 10-month nutrition program that fuses southern cuisine with the Mediterranean Diet and encourages those to make healthy food swaps. The program is delivered one-on-one with a trained Peer Counselor. There is a $10 fee for enrollment. Eligibility includes:
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • No previous diagnosis of kidney disease
Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Contact us at 252-526-4200 to join!
Integrated Targeted Testing Services (ITTS) and STD/STI Prevention Education
The ITTS program is an HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C testing program that provides rapid testing services in non-traditional, at-risk settings. For information about our services and upcoming testing locations, please get in touch with us at 252-526-4200 to speak with our ITTS Coordinator.
CATCH My Breath Program & Tobacco Cessation Education 
The CATCH My Breath Program is an evidence-based youth vaping prevention program helping youth make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes.  
The Health Education and Promotion Team provides classes or presentations on various health topics available upon request. Please complete the Community Health Fair Request form.   
Oral HealthThe path towards a brighter and healthier smile starts with foundational knowledge about oral health. This website is an educational resource to provide a better understanding of oral health for all ages and populations. The page includes information for patients and providers alike to learn more about oral hygiene, routine maintenance, treatment plans, and more.

Lenoir County Health Department
Fax: 252-526-4299
Patient Records Fax: 252-370-1536
WIC Fax: 252-523-0369


Physical Address:
201 N. McLewean Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3385
Kinston, NC 28502

Main Facility
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 1:30pm

Environmental Health
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm