Health Departments in Orange County, North Carolina

There are 2 Health Departments in Orange County, North Carolina, serving a population of 141,812 people in an area of 398 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 70,906 people, and 1 Health Department per 198 square miles.

In North Carolina, Orange County is ranked 73rd of 100 counties in Health Departments per capita, and 19th of 100 counties in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Orange County Health Departments

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


Orange County Health Department 300 West Tryon Street Hillsborough, NC

Orange County Health Department 2501 Homestead Road Chapel Hill, NC

About Orange County Health Departments

Orange County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Orange 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 Orange County records.

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

Orange County Health Statistics

Find Orange 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.

Orange County Population of People With Disabilities
 Orange CountyNorth Carolina
People With Disabilities12,599 (8.9%)1,344,677 (13.7%)
Females With Disabilities6,584 (8.9%)700,520 (13.7%)
Males With Disabilities6,015 (9.0%)644,157 (13.6%)
Orange County Population by Disability Type
 Orange CountyNorth Carolina
Hearing Difficulty3,087 (2.2%)367,990 (3.7%)
Vision Difficulty2,149 (1.5%)261,156 (2.7%)
Cognitive Difficulty4,772 (3.5%)508,539 (5.5%)
Ambulatory Difficulty5,913 (4.4%)726,055 (7.9%)
Self-Care Difficulty1,753 (1.3%)271,518 (2.9%)
Independent Living Difficulty3,649 (3.2%)475,434 (6.3%)
Orange County Public Health Insurance Coverage
 Orange CountyNorth Carolina
Public Health Insurance30,063 (21.3%)3,321,781 (33.7%)
Medicare Coverage18,251 (12.9%)1,728,153 (17.6%)
Medicaid Coverage13,353 (9.5%)1,794,703 (18.2%)
VA Health Care Coverage1,813 (1.3%)269,423 (2.7%)
Orange County Private Health Insurance Coverage
 Orange CountyNorth Carolina
Private Health Insurance114,098 (80.8%)6,540,805 (66.4%)
Employer Based Coverage90,681 (64.2%)5,015,487 (50.9%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage26,159 (18.5%)1,491,866 (15.2%)
Tricare & Military Coverage2,588 (1.8%)444,202 (4.5%)