Health Departments in Dare County, North Carolina

There are 3 Health Departments in Dare County, North Carolina, serving a population of 35,412 people in an area of 384 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 11,804 people, and 1 Health Department per 127 square miles.

In North Carolina, Dare County is ranked 12th of 100 counties in Health Departments per capita, and 5th of 100 counties in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Dare County Health Departments

Find Dare County, North Carolina health departments, DOH, and health and human services.


Buxton Health Department 47017 Buxton Back Road Buxton, NC

Dare County Health Department 954 Marshall C Collins Drive Manteo, NC

Dare County Health Department 109 Exeter Street Manteo, NC

About Dare County Health Departments

Dare County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Dare County, NC. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Dare County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Dare County public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Dare County restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses

Dare County Health Statistics

Find Dare County Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Dare County Population of People With Disabilities
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
People With Disabilities4,907 (13.9%)1,344,677 (13.7%)
Females With Disabilities2,109 (11.8%)700,520 (13.7%)
Males With Disabilities2,798 (16.1%)644,157 (13.6%)
Dare County Population by Disability Type
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
Hearing Difficulty1,528 (4.3%)367,990 (3.7%)
Vision Difficulty781 (2.2%)261,156 (2.7%)
Cognitive Difficulty1,659 (4.9%)508,539 (5.5%)
Ambulatory Difficulty2,646 (7.9%)726,055 (7.9%)
Self-Care Difficulty866 (2.6%)271,518 (2.9%)
Independent Living Difficulty1,731 (6.1%)475,434 (6.3%)
Dare County Public Health Insurance Coverage
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
Public Health Insurance11,855 (33.6%)3,321,781 (33.7%)
Medicare Coverage7,383 (21.0%)1,728,153 (17.6%)
Medicaid Coverage5,065 (14.4%)1,794,703 (18.2%)
VA Health Care Coverage704 (2.0%)269,423 (2.7%)
Dare County Private Health Insurance Coverage
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
Private Health Insurance23,519 (66.7%)6,540,805 (66.4%)
Employer Based Coverage14,812 (42.0%)5,015,487 (50.9%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage8,658 (24.6%)1,491,866 (15.2%)
Tricare & Military Coverage1,536 (4.4%)444,202 (4.5%)