Northern Dauphin Human Services Center in Elizabethville reopens to staff providing critical services

HARRISBURG, PA (April 7, 2020) – Today, Dauphin County’s Northern Dauphin Human Services Center in Elizabethville is reopening to county staff and provider agencies after the facility closed last week in response to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III closed the facility and ensured it was thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Staff who had contact with the individual were under self-quarantine as the CDC recommends.

Although the building remains closed to the public, the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center is continuing to connect individuals with the services they may need. Anyone in need of help may call 717-905-2700.

The Northern Dauphin Food Pantry, which is located at the center, has reopened and is providing food donations to families in need. Call the food pantry at 717-905-2512 for assistance.

Additional services offered at the center are:

  • Naaman Center, providing drug and alcohol services: 717-905-2516
  • Case Management Unit: 717-362-1212
  • Merakey Behavioral Health Services: 717-905-2600

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the commissioners have declared a disaster emergency in Dauphin County, implemented a pandemic plan that encourages working from home and social distancing, and closed county facilities to the public until further notice.