Health Departments in Watauga County, North Carolina

There are 2 Health Departments in Watauga County, North Carolina, serving a population of 53,421 people in an area of 313 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 26,710 people, and 1 Health Department per 156 square miles.

In North Carolina, Watauga County is ranked 38th of 100 counties in Health Departments per capita, and 6th of 100 counties in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Watauga County Health Departments

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


Appalachian District Health Department 126 Poplar Grove Connector Boone, NC

Watauga County Health Department 126 Poplar Grove Connector Boone, NC

About Watauga County Health Departments

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

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

Watauga County Health Statistics

Find Watauga 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.

Watauga County Population of People With Disabilities
 Watauga CountyNorth Carolina
People With Disabilities5,943 (11.2%)1,344,677 (13.7%)
Females With Disabilities2,868 (10.8%)700,520 (13.7%)
Males With Disabilities3,075 (11.6%)644,157 (13.6%)
Watauga County Population by Disability Type
 Watauga CountyNorth Carolina
Hearing Difficulty1,575 (3.0%)367,990 (3.7%)
Vision Difficulty1,028 (1.9%)261,156 (2.7%)
Cognitive Difficulty2,167 (4.2%)508,539 (5.5%)
Ambulatory Difficulty3,200 (6.2%)726,055 (7.9%)
Self-Care Difficulty1,364 (2.7%)271,518 (2.9%)
Independent Living Difficulty2,339 (5.1%)475,434 (6.3%)
Watauga County Public Health Insurance Coverage
 Watauga CountyNorth Carolina
Public Health Insurance13,648 (25.7%)3,321,781 (33.7%)
Medicare Coverage8,751 (16.5%)1,728,153 (17.6%)
Medicaid Coverage5,321 (10.0%)1,794,703 (18.2%)
VA Health Care Coverage1,146 (2.2%)269,423 (2.7%)
Watauga County Private Health Insurance Coverage
 Watauga CountyNorth Carolina
Private Health Insurance40,866 (77.0%)6,540,805 (66.4%)
Employer Based Coverage28,597 (53.9%)5,015,487 (50.9%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage12,522 (23.6%)1,491,866 (15.2%)
Tricare & Military Coverage1,802 (3.4%)444,202 (4.5%)