Yancey County Commissioners Withdraw from the Toe River Health District
On March 21, 2022 the Yancey County Commissioners made the decision to withdrawal from the Toe River Health District to be effective on July 1, 2022. This meaning the Yancey County Health Department will be a county department after the 1st of July. The Toe River Health District and NCDHHS was both notified of the decision.
After reviewing documentation presented to them, the Yancey County Commissioners made the decision at their regular April 11, 2022 meeting to partner with the local Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which is Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) for clinical services. Yancey County will be providing all other health department services in house such as environmental health, WIC, family planning, public health education, and communicable diseases,just to name a few.
The intention of this decision is to make more services available to our citizens and have the Yancey County Health Department to be a very dependable, well utilized service within our community.
By joining forces with MCHP it opens doors to more services. MCHP is able to pull down federal funds while Yancey County will be utilizing state and local dollars to make up the Yancey County Health Department.
"We look forward to this partnership with MCHP and we are excited for all of the healthcare opportunities this will bring to our citizens." said County Manager, Lynn Austin.
By state mandate, all counties in North Carolina are required to have a Health Dept with particular health services offered. A local Board of Health will oversee the services that the Yancey County Health Department will provide.
Yancey County Commissioners remain devoted in their support of the healthcare services offered to our citizens of Yancey County.
Yancey County Manager