Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Free COVID-19 Test Kits are available at the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) at 300 W Tryon St. in Hillsborough. 

Hay kits de pruebas de COCID-19 gratuitos disponibles en el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Orange en ladirección: 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC.

COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer offered at Southern Human Services Center (SHSC), located at 2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill, NC. Orange County Health Department (OCHD) encourages all community members seeking a Covid-19 vaccine to call the OCHD main phone line at (919) 245-2400 for an appointment at Whitted Human Services Center medical clinic, located at 300 W. Tryon Street in Hillsborough, NC. 

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Walk-in COVID-19 testing is no longer available at the Southern Human Services Center (SHSC) located at 2501 Homestead Rd in Chapel Hill. 

Click here for in-person testing locations. 


Contact OCHD at  (919) 245-2400.

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1.       What Covid-19 vaccines are available at OCHD?

  • Moderna BIVALENT vaccine for ages 6 months and older.

2.       Am I eligible for a BIVALENT vaccine?

  • To check your vaccine eligibility, please click here.

3.       For additional FAQ’s and answers, please visit the NCDHHS website.


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Orange County Government cares about diversity, equity and inclusion. As a community, we need to be mindful of xenophobia (dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries).

As COVID-19 spreads, so does xenophobia. We want to avoid any speech or action that would make minorities in our community feel exposed and vulnerable. Pathogens and viruses do not discriminate, however humans do. 

The Orange County Health Department will not contribute to racial profiling and marginalization, portraying the carrier of this illness as “foreign and alien.” We will stick to the science and treat all community members with respect.


  • Newsletter: Sign up for the Orange County Health News from the Orange County Health Department. 
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  • Call Center: Questions about COVID-19 vaccines or testing? Call (919) 913-8088 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Spanish language and other languages available.
  • Social Media

    For the latest on COVID-19 and its impacts in Orange County, follow the Orange County Health Department on social media at the links below.

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PRESS RELEASES: Stay up to date with the latest information from the OCHD by visiting the press release page.

Sign up to receive press releases by emailing Public Information Officer and Communications Manager for OCHD at

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please direct any media inquiries to OCHD Public Information Officer and Communications Manager, at (919) 245-2462 or Direct public information requests related to Orange County’s COVID-19 response to Todd McGee, Orange County Community Relations/EOC Public Affairs, at (984) 220-5412 or by using THIS FORM.