Children & School Services

Nurses provide basic care and case management at all New Hanover County schools. Mental health services by referral are available at select schools for moderate to severe behavioral and emotional problems. Please call your child’s school for your school nurse’s contact information or with questions regarding your child’s medical needs while attending school.

Our Mobile Dental Unit offers services including oral exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, X-rays, fillings and extractions to children ages 3 to 18 without accessible or established dental care or insurance.

WIC is a supplemental nutritional program for women, infants and children  up to 5 years of age who meet health and socio-economic eligibility requirements.  WIC provides healthy food including  milk, eggs, juice , fruits and vegetables, as well as nutritional information and breastfeeding promotion and support.

We offer a Child Passenger Safety Class to educate and instruct families on the proper use/installation of car seats. Classes are held every 3rd Tuesday each month at the New Hanover County Health Department (pre-registration required). Please visit our Calendar for the next class date and call 910-798-6636 to register. Classes include car seat education from a Certified Car Seat Technician along with hands-on installation teaching methods. WIC and Medicaid clients are able to receive the appropriate car seat at a reduced price.

You must provide a vehicle for installation purposes and we encourage you to bring your child so we can appropriately fit the child in the seat. Please click the below link for information on the types of car seats available and associated costs.


Health: 2029 S. 17th Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-6500 • Fax 910-341-4146 • Medical Records Fax 910-772-7805
Environmental Health: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6667 • Fax 910-798-7815