Navigating the Opioid Epidemic in New Hanover County

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Helplines and resources below are free, confidential, and available in English and Spanish 24/7, 365 days a year.

Quick Response Team: Call 910-833-2052 to access treatment services and care for overdose survivors, their friends and family

Trillium Health Services Access to Care Line: 1-877-685-2415 (for support services specific to North Carolina)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)


Phillip Tarte, MHA -Director of Public Health

The opioid crisis has had a profound affect on New Hanover County and the people who live here. This website was created by the county’s Public Health Department to provide important information and resources to help fight the opioid crisis. Our hope for this site is to offer the most relevant information on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment and recovery. Whether you are interested in learning how to engage in community efforts, or are struggling with addiction, have a friend of family member who is, or you are a doctor, law enforcement officer or a concerned citizen – there is information on this website for you. As you navigate the opioid crisis in our community, we hope this website can serve as a reminder that each of us has a role to play in fighting the opioid epidemic.  – Director of Public Health, Phillip Tarte, MHA

Health: 1650 Greenfield Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-3500 • Fax 910-798-7834 • Human Services Fax 910-798-7824
Environmental Health: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6667 • Fax 910-798-7815
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