Swain County Health Department



Swain County Health Department is working collaboratively with surrounding counties and community partners to address the threat of Ebola, and to inform the community about this disease.

• You can only get Ebola from:
Touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.
Touching objects, like needles, which are contaminated with Ebola.

• You CANNOT get Ebola through air, water or food.

• What you can do:
Wash your hands
Get your flu shot
Be aware of health risks when you travel

Although the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is very low, CDC and its partners are taking action to prevent this from happening. If you have questions about Ebola, please call 1-800-222-1222 or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html

This message is brought to you by the following Swain County community partners:

Swain County Health Department
Jackson County Department of Public Health
Cherokee Public Health & Human Services Division
Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority
Cherokee Emergency Medical Services
Cherokee Emergency Management
Cherokee Public Safety/ Dispatch
Cherokee Indian Police Department
Cherokee Central Schools
Cherokee Tribal Housekeeping
Deb Conseen-Bradley, Casino Employee Nurse Practitioner, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Rick Devecki, Property Risk Manager, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

The Swain County Health Department provides many services to residents of Swain County and surrounding areas. The Health Department has a full- time staff consisting of the Health Director, Public Health Nurses, Environmental Health Specialists, Nutritionist, Health Educator, Social Worker, Management Support Staff and Family Nurse Practitioner.









Our Mission

"The Mission of the Swain County Health Department is to provide compassionate, individualized quality health care by a caring professional staff, specifically trained to meet the special health care needs of all our citizens and to continually monitor, anticipate, and respond to community health problems with emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and accessibility."


Health Department
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Alison Cochran, Director

Phone 828-488-3198x2002
Fax 828-488-8672


Office Hours:
7:45 am – 4:45 pm
Monday – Friday