Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
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During intake, inmates at the county jail receive medical and mental health screenings, complete fingerprint submissions and file background checks. They are assigned their area of residence in the jail based on a classification process.
Inmates can be contacted during visitation time by telephone or mail.
Inmates are allowed up to two-15 minute visits a day, and visitation is limited to Thursday through Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., with specific days and times designated by inmates’ last names.
Inmates are able to call anyone outside of the jail through a service provided by Securus Technologies. Individuals wishing to receive phone calls must set up an account by calling 1-800-844-6591 or at www.securustech.net.
Inmate mail can be sent through the U.S. Postal Service to:
3344 Presson Rd.
Monroe, North Carolina, NC 28112.
The jail does not allow money orders, checks, cash, books, explicit photographs or materials, or food items. To contribute to an inmates trust account you can visit the Jail ATM kiosk located at the jail. You can also deposit money online through www.jailATM.com.
This bureau provides security during local judicial proceedings and acts as a resource for judges and other staff who work at the Judicial Center or as jurors or witnesses. In addition, this bureau transports those on trial, provides security for the Court Intake Center and oversees the pre-trial release program.
Monroe, NC 28112
Captain Macky Goodman
Detention Division Supervisor
Jail Transport: 704-292-2500
Jail Transport Fax: 704-292-2599
Sergeant Jamie Grigg
Sergeant Brian Funderburke
Sergeant Brian Macarine
Sergeant Mark Medlin
Sergeant Angela Carver
Sergeant James Dennis
(704) 292 2655
The Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) provides a full range of law enforcement services for our citizens in a continually growing county. These services include patrol, jail, civil process, criminal investigation and animal services.
The Sheriff’s Office works to serve the public to the best of their ability by providing quality service to citizens through contemporary law enforcement tactics, philosophies and proficient development of personnel.