Kinston and Lenoir County’s healthcare options and commitment to public safety make this community and region an ideal place to live and raise a family.
For emergencies dial 911; however; listed below you will find the number for the Administrative Offices of Law Enforcement agencies and Rescue Squads:
- Lenoir County Emergency Services: (Emergency. Mgmt., EMS, Communications, 911- 252-526-6666 & County â¢Fire Marshal- 252-559-6125
- Kinston Fire Department: 252-939-3220
- Kinston Police Department: 252-939-3161
- Kinston Rescue Squad: 252-522-7895
- Lenoir County Sheriff’s Department 252-559-6100
- Lenoir County Rescue Squad: 252-522-7895
- NC Highway Patrol 1-800-441-6127
- State Bureau of Investigations: 252-756-4755
Lenoir Memorial Hospital is a 306 bed not-for-profit hospital consisting of 263 acute care beds, a 26-bed transitional care unit and a 17-bed inpatient rehabilitation center. LMH provides general medical, surgical, pediatric, and obstetrical-gynecological services and specialized services in cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, gastroenterology, neurology, radiology, orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, thoracic and vascular surgery, otolaryngology, and emergency medicine.
Hospital facilities include a nine-bed Family Birth Center, a modern Day Surgery Center, and a 32,000 annual visit Emergency Department which includes Express Care, a fast track for non-emergency and a Chest Pain Clinic for early heart attack identification. Hospital technology includes heart catherization, magnetic resonance imaging, lithotripsy, linear accelerator for radiation therapy, CT Scanning, laser, and laprascopic surgery. A corporate and community health program is also available through LMH to help area businesses provide wellness programs and screenings for their staff members. This service may be accessed by calling 252-522-7014.
LMH also operates a primary care practice located in nearby LaGrange, North Carolina. LMH has a medical staff of over 80 physicians, and an employee population of nearly 1,000. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations and is a member of the Eastern Carolina Health Network. ECHN is a group of 19 hospitals in eastern N.C. that meets monthly to share information, identify opportunities for joint provision of services, and to network about ways to improve quality. Support groups for cancer, alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome/fibromyalgia, ostomy, and respiratory patients meet regularly at LMH. Call the Wellness Center at 252-522-7014 to find out specific support group meeting times.
For additional information about the services available at LMH, or to arrange a personal newcomers tour, please contact the Community Relations department by calling 252-522-7846. Lenoir Memorial Hospital is located at 100 Airport Road in Kinston. The LMH Cancer Center is located across the street from the hospital at 703 Doctors Drive.
The Kinston Police Department is committed to a community oriented policing style that embraces community involvement in its daily operation. The Police Department consists of three divisions: Uniform Patrol Services, Criminal Investigation, and Support Services. Special Services include: a K-9 Operation, Crime Prevention, and Victim Services, Police Community Action Team, Traffic Safety Unit, Animal Control, and the City-County Narcotics Unit. The headquarters for the Police Department is located at 205 E. King Street in the Kinston City Hall Complex. For emergencies dial 911. For further information call 252-939-3161.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is a department dedicated not only to law enforcement but also to the enforcement of orders of the court. The Sheriff’s office consists of four divisions: Civil, Criminal Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Narcotics. Special Services include: narcotics K-9, tracking K-9, and a juvenile officer. The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office performs the following functions: protector of life and property, security of the courts, serving the orders of the courts, transporting of mental and detox patients, transporting of prisoners, operation of the county jail, community and business patrols, criminal and narcotics investigations, countywide communications, D.A.R.E., crime prevention, jail tours for youth, lectures, speaking to civic groups, youth explorer program, issuance of handgun permits, and many other functions necessary to provide a better quality of life. The Sheriff’s Office is located in the basement of the Lenoir County Courthouse at 130 S. Queen Street with office hours 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. For general information you may call 252-559-6121. For emergencies, you must dial 911.
The Kinston Department of Fire and Rescue responds to emergency calls involving fire, evacuations, water rescues and vehicle accidents. Full time professional fire fighters are trained in all phases of fire fighting, rescue techniques and in basic emergency medical care. To report a fire or rescue emergency, dial 911. Presently there are three fire stations in the City, which house three engine companies and one Ladder Company. The Department’s administrative offices are located in the City Hall complex. The telephone number is 252-939-3220; Fax: 252-939-3157. In addition, fire protection outside the corporate limits of Kinston is offered through eight Volunteer Fire Departments maintained by 250 volunteer firefighters. For the exact location of which Volunteer Department would service your area, you may contact the Lenoir County Fire Marshal at 252-559-6125.
There are several day care centers, which are privately run in Kinston. A listing of these may be found in the classified pages of the telephone directory or by contacting the Kinston-Lenoir Chamber of Commerce at 252-527-1131.
The Lenoir County Health Department is located at 201 N. McLewean Street in Kinston, NC 28501. It is staffed by a variety of public health professionals and support staff who provide a well-rounded program of preventative health care, environmental control and rabies control. Services available include: immunizations, diagnosis, and treatment of communicable diseases, women’s health, WIC, well-child care and environmental health. Clinics are regularly conducted in pediatrics, maternity care, family planning, and communicable disease control for the treatment of STD and TB. Health education, promotion of risk reduction behavior, and vital statistics information are also available. Staff can make referrals to other service providers as needed. For additional information, please contact the Health Department at 252-526-4200.
There are several licensed nursing homes in Kinston and Lenoir County. Information may be obtained from the Lenoir County Department of Social Services (252-559-6400) or from the yellow pages of your telephone directory.
Mental Health Services The Lenoir County Mental Health Center, located at 2901 N. Heritage Street in Kinston, provides comprehensive services for problems arising at all stages of human development. The telephone number is 252-527-7086.