Families are our most precious resource. TRHD is dedicated to assuring and protecting the health of our future residents. The focus of the maternal health program is to provide early and comprehensive prenatal care to all pregnant women in need of these services.

We strive to reduce infant mortality and morbidity by improving the health of women and also to enhance access to prenatal care to ensure the best possible pregnancy outcome.

Services we provide include:

  •  Pregnancy testing
  •  Assistance applying for Baby Love Medicaid
  •  OB care management
  •  Complete physical exam
  •  Prenatal care
  •  Health Education and guidance
  •  WIC and nutrition education
  •  Immunizations


After the baby's birth patients receive a postpartum/newborn home visit by a public health nurse. These nurses provide education and supportive care on breastfeeding, newborn care, postpartum care and follow-up appointments for mother and baby.

Other services available after the baby's birth:

Other resources:
Avery Citizens Against Domestic Abuse (ACADA) Home, Inc. of Avery County (828) 733-3512
 Mitchell County Safe Place, Inc.
 Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County

Toe River Health District

Toe River Health District is an equal opportunity provider. Services are available to all who may benefit and who meet regulatory requirements regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, socioeconomic level, marital status, source of payment, political affiliation, number of pregnancies, DNR/Advanced Directive status, or diagnostic status.

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