Title: Community Health

Tsalagi Public Health serves as a resource in coordinating health care, environmental and social services. We will work with you to identify your needs, and help you get the appropriate assistance. We provide public health nursing services that include tracking of communicable disease, health promotion and disease prevention activities in the community, case managment for pregnant women, in-home visits and wellness checks, wellness and disease prevention services with an emphasis on breast and certival cancer, and coordination of medical appointments and unmet social needs.

drive up flu shot to woman in car

Our clients for home-based visits include those eligible for services at Cherokee Indian Hospital. Public Health Nursing addresses health issues for the community at large.

Man getting blood pressure checked


• Job site and community health screenings

• Participation in health fairs

• Early detection and prevention outreach programs

• Community education

• Responsible for communicable disease monitoring and reporting

• Home visits by a Registered Nurse

• Patient education

• Liaison between doctors and patients

• Evaluations/assessments and referrals for medical services

We work to improve access to prenatal health care and social services for women with high risk pregnancies. We are advocates and case managers for pregnant women – both Medicaid eligible and non-Medicaid eligible. We will schedule necessary appointments, assist with alternate resource information, and arrange other necessary support services.


• Home visits in the community for assistance with medical and social needs

• Checking that the home is safe

• Explaining available resources/services

• Assisting with necessary paperwork to receive services

• Coordinate medical and social services appointments and transportation

• Medication/supply pickup and delivery to patient homes or clinics when no other resource is available

• Cherokee language interpreter available




We provide quality health, wellness and disease prevention services to eligible women with emphasis on breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection.

We have an all-female staff and work by appointment only. Our clients are women who are eligible for health care services at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.

Our funding sources include: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the North Carolina Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program.


• Women's health exams including Pap smears to detect cervical cancer (learn more)

• Mammography referral

• Family planning services

• Sexually transmitted infection counseling, identification and treatment

• Colposcopy

• Immunizations

• Certified post-mastectomy fitter

Babies in car seats

$20 — (infant, convertible, or combination seat)

$10 — High back booster

Location: Beloved Women's and Children's Health & Wellness Center at 73 Kaiser Wilnoty Drive.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (closed for lunch 11:45 am - 12:30 pm)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am - noon.

Will take walk-ins.

• The child must be present

• Bring the child’s enrollment card, unless the child is unborn; then the mother’s/father’s enrollment card will be accepted.

• The child will be fitted for the car seat and car seat will be fitted in the vehicle


HIV Testing Booth on HIV Awareness Day



Community Health building exterior

73 Kaiser Wilnoty Drive
PO Box 666
Cherokee, NC 28719

Emma Waldroup,
Program Manager

For appointments:

Monday - Friday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm


Monday - Friday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm



What is encephalitis? Encephalitis is a viral disease that causes swelling and inflamation of the brain. It is spread by infected mosquitoes.

What are the symptoms? It is usually a mild illness with fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and tiredness. If severe can cause seizures, tremors and swelling of the brain.

Who can get it? Anyone can get it but children and persons who work outside in an area where the infected mosquitoes are located are at greater risk.

What can I do? Reduce mosquito areas around your home. Remove any containers that can hold water (buckets, outdoor toys, unused flower pots, small boats, old tires, litter, etc.), keep gutters clean, use screened windows and doors.

When outside wear dark clothing i.e. long pants and long-sleeved shirts especially in the early morning and early evening

Use mosquito repellent, containing DEET (read labels and/or consult physician especially when using on young children) particularly in the early morning and early evening when mosquitoes are most active.

More information

Norovirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis-or as most people call it-“stomach bug”.  A new strain that was first discovered in Australia is now the leading cause of this virus in America. Whether you are dealing with the old or new strain, the symptoms, treatment and prevention methods are all the same.

• suddenly feel sick
• nausea
• vomiting
• diarrhea
• less likely - fever, muscle aches, fatigue

• dehydration
• very contagious
• sick person is contagious for three days after they get better
• hand sanitizer does not kill norovirus
•there is no vaccine to prevent it
• can get norovirus more than one time<

• wash hands with soap and water
• wash raw fruits and vegetables before eating
• cook oysters and shellfish
• clean surfaces where sick members may have touched with bleach solution(one part bleach to ten parts water)
• do not prepare food or work with food if you have been sick for at least three days after you are better