Nurses provide basic care and case management at all New Hanover County schools. 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.
Reach out to your child's School Nurse for help managing:
- Chronic health conditions
- New diagnoses
- Daily medications
- And any other health concerns
New Hanover County Health and Human Services has partnered with New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) to provide mental health services to NHCS and their families. There is no out of pocket cost. If available, insurance will be billed. Referrals can be made by parent/guardian, pediatrician, school personnel, and daycare providers.
School-Based Mental Health Program
The county provides licensed clinical therapists at all NHCS elementary and middle schools by referral to treat behavioral and emotional concerns. For more information about this program, please call 910-798-6510.
Early Childhood Mental Health Program
The program partners with local Pre-K programs for clinical interventions supporting children's engagement in age appropriate social and emotional learning and their development and school readiness. The county provides licensed clinical therapists in various Pre-K programs including Mary W. Howe, College Rd. Early Child Care Center, and Dorothy B. Johnson schools. For more information about this program, please call 910-798-6510.
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services are focused on enhancing awareness of caregivers to identify early warning signs of infant and early childhood mental health challenges. Consultants will partner with the centers to implement positive behavior interventions and create referrals to community-based services meeting individualized needs of the child. The consultation model is one component of the program which provides targeted supports for parents and caregivers of young children.
For any questions, please contact the social workers at 910-798-3778 or 910-798-3465.