McDowell County Public Library

Health Matters- Start Here


Looking up a medication you were prescribed?

Not sure what medical services are available locally?

Trying to understand what your doctor told you?

It’s hard to know where to begin your research so let us help!

Local Medical Resources:

McDowell County Health Department

Provides preventive health services such as adult and childhood immunizations, health checks for children, family planning services and WIC Services.

McDowell Access to Care & Health (MATCH)

An organization that helps you walk through the rules regarding health insurance in the Healthcare Marketplace – helping you find out the best coverage, and can help you apply for subsidies.

How to Talk to Your Doctor 

Use these websites to help understand and clarify words used to describe medical procedures and conditions.

Understanding Medical Words  (MedlinePlus)

What Did My Doctor Say? (Medical Library Association)

Insurance Jargon  (

General Information on Health:


Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.

Medline Plus: Drug & Supplements

Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements.

NC Health Info

Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013

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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762