COVID-19 surveillance is changing, as key metrics – such as testing positivity rates and total case counts – have become more difficult to quantify due to at-home testing. We have linked to the state dashboard in order to remain consistent with new metrics the state is using to track COVID-19.
Vaccinations are being offered at many locations throughout Catawba County, including some local physician offices, pharmacies and urgent cares. For a list of vaccination providers near you, click HERE.
How to Get Vaccinated with Us: Appointments are preferred, but not required.
Schedule an Appointment by Phone: Call the Catawba County Public Health COVID-19 Referral & Information Line at 828-282-2002 to speak to an appointment specialist and schedule your appointment.
Questions about Boosters/Additional Doses? Learn more here.
Free Transportation to Local Vaccination Appointments:Greenway Public Transportation
Lookup/Print Your Vaccination Record:Instructions
Before and After Your Vaccination: FAQ
Testing is widely available throughout Catawba County at physician offices, pharmacies and more. Find a site close to you: Find My Testing Place
Drive-through testing is offered by Star Med Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., weather permitting, in the parking lot behind Catawba County Public Health, 3070 11th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory, NC 28602. No appointment needed, no cost to the patient, and no ID required. Please fill out the StarMed registration form before arrival.
(Beginning July 1, 2022)Catawba County Public Health is a Community Access Point for free at-home COVID-19 test kits. A few guidelines for individuals who want to receive the kits:
- There is no residency requirement. Individuals do not have to live in Catawba County.
- Individuals picking up the tests must be over the age of 14.
- Individuals may pick-up up to 10 tests per person, per visit.
Tests can be used for community events. Call 828-695-5800 to make arrangements.
NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center: 1-888-675-4567
(Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
North Carolina COVID-19 Information Hub
Current NCDHHS Guidance
North Carolina COVID-19 Hotline: 1-866-462-3821
North Carolina COVID-19 Email: email@example.com
North Carolina COVID-19 Online Chat: www.ncpoisoncontrol.org
COVID Data Resources
North Carolina COVID-19 Dashboard
North Carolina Outbreaks and Clusters Report
North Carolina Vaccination Dashboard
Coronavirus Disease Response in North Carolina (NCDHHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)-World Health Organization
Local COVID-19 Relief Program: Catawba County residents experiencing a financial hardship with paying their mortgage, rent, utilities or other expense due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply online or in person at ECCCM, located at 245 East N Street in Newton. No appointment is required. (828) 465-1702.
Food Assistance - State Benefits
Apply Online / Apply in Person: Catawba County Social Services, 3030 11th Avenue Dr. SE, Hickory. (828) 695-5600. No appointment required.
Use Your EBT Card Online
North Carolina WIC
Food Assistance - Local Meals & Pantries
The Corner Table Soup Kitchen
Hickory Soup Kitchen
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM)
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM)
Sheetz Bag Meals for Children
Hickory Public Schools
Newton Conover City Schools
Catawba County Schools
Senior Nutrition Services
Call Ahead to the Following Organizations:
Sherrills Ford Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet 828-478-9652
Springs Road Baptist Church 828-256-5340
Hickory Church of Christ 828-464-4983
Highland United Methodist Church 828-327-8066
Hopewell United Methodist Church 828-478-9625
Centro Latino 828-330-0477
AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance (ALFA) 828-322-1447
Council on Aging (West Hickory Senior Center) 828-328-2269
COVID-19 NC Unemployment Insurance Information
NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub
While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options such as Monoclonal Antibodies are available if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days or less or have been exposed to COVID-19. If taken early, they can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Ask your doctor about Monoclonal Antibodies or call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 1-877-332-6585 (English) or 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish). Info and eligibility