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.

Safe Kids Cape Fear Child Passenger Safety Program: Aims to educate and instruct families on the proper use and installation of child restraints through Permanent Checking Stations and the Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program.

 

Permanent Checking Stations: New Hanover County Health Department is one of several Permanent Checking Stations in the area where parents/caregivers can receive information about child passenger safety from nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and have their child restraints and seat belts checked for proper use and installation. 

Appointments are required at this location. To schedule an appointment, please contact Julia Phelps at jphelps@nhcgov.com or 910-798-6636. We encourage you to bring your child so we can appropriately fit the child in the seat.

To locate all other North Carolina Permanent Checking Stations, visit www.buckleupnc.org.

 

Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program: This is an educational program offered to drivers who have received a ticket for not having a child properly restrained in their motor vehicle.

Classes are held on the third Thursday of each month from 11am-1pm at Wilmington Fire Station 3 (114 Cinema Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403).

To be eligible for citation dismissal, the driver will attend the class where they will receive  one-on-one education from a nationally certified technician and more about North Carolina child passenger safety law.

The driver that received the citation must be who schedules and attends the class prior to court date.

One the day of the appointment please bring:

  • The child and the appropriate car seat for the child 
  • Citation
  • Drivers License

After class, the technician issues a certificate for the driver to present to the District Attorney’s Office on the court date for dismissal of the citation and a waving of fines. This is a one-time opportunity for the driver.

For questions regarding the Diversion Program, please contact Julia Phelps at jphelps@nhcgov.com or 910-798-6636.

For additional information on child passenger safety, please visit:

    

Car Seat Distribution Program 

To be eligible, guardian must be currently enrolled in Care Coordination for Children (CC4C), Pregnancy Care Management (PCM), or WIC program(s).

  • CC4C, PCM or WIC program will need to complete and submit a referral on behalf of the client.
  • Guardian will be contacted after referral is received to schedule an appointment for educational installation.
  • Guardian must have full custody of child. *Foster parents or other family members are not eligible.

During the appointment:

  • Guardian will receive hands on education to ensure the car seat is appropriate for the child and properly installed in the vehicle.
  • Guardian must provide a vehicle for educational installation.
  • Child receiving the seat must attend appointment. Unborn children are the exception.
  • If the current car seat at appointment is expired, defective, has been involved in an accident, the child restraint will not be given back to the family due to safety reasons.
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