The Rockingham County Department of Public Health assesses the public health status, prevents epidemics and the spread of disease, protects against environmental hazards, guards against the occurrence of injury-causing situations and responds to disasters. The department assures the quality and accessibility of health services and provides family planning and pediatric care services. It offers several clinical services, including HIV-related counseling and testing, blood pressure checks, and treatment and follow-up. The Rockingham County Department of Public Health administers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which is a federal health, nutrition and prevention program for infants, pregnant women and children under the age of 5. The department supports an adult health nutrition program that features nutrition education and counseling for individuals above the age of 18 with chronic medical conditions. It additionally offers environmental and dental health services. The department maintains a location in Wentworth, N.C.