Screenings & Classes

Breastfeeding support is provided through our Pregnancy Care Management, Care Coordination for Children and WIC services. Participants and their partners receiving WIC are welcome to join our breastfeeding class. More details and class dates can be found on the Breastfeeding Class flyer (Spanish flyer). Class dates can also be found on the Public Health calendar. Class participants may receive a free DVD on the “how to’s” of breastfeeding as well as printed materials to help mom prepare for breastfeeding.  Lactation consultants are available to assist breastfeeding women both by phone and in person.

Breastfeeding WIC participants are also eligible for enhanced food packages both for themselves and their infants 6 months of age and older. Manual and electronic breast pumps are available to participants based upon need. Please contact our breastfeeding coordinator at 910-798-6542 or via email at nescobar@nhcgov.com

Dietitian or nutritionist assessment and counseling by appointment for county residents for a variety of concerns including growth and development issues, weight management, high blood pressure or cholesterol, and food allergies. Please call 910-798-6500 for more information.

Do you have diabetes or a risk factor such as being overweight or family history?  We provide an assessment  followed by 2 classes of diabetes overview and health instruction  with a follow up class three months later.  Please call 910-798-6775 for an appointment. Doctor’s referral required.

Need  a referral? Bring our Referral form to your next appointment!

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

We offer no cost breast exams, pap smears, mammograms, education, counseling, referral and follow up for low income women 50 years or older without health insurance every first and third Wednesday of the month by appointment.

Patient may be responsible for some or all of the cost or fees of any follow up care. For more information please call 910-798-6569.

Wise Woman

BCCCP Participants may also be eligible for heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factor screenings through the Wise Woman program. Low-cost medications, community based nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation and physician referrals available. Need more information? Please call 910-798-6631.

What is this program about?

This educational program was created with the intent of reducing the number of infants born addicted to illicit substances, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. During this course, participants will learn about this disorder, how to prevent it and leave with a better understanding of their family planning options.

Who can attend?

  • Individuals under court mandate
  • Any individuals interested in learning more about neonatal abstinence syndrome and family planning.

Upcoming Courses:

  • October 31st, December 4th, January 30th, February 27th, March 26th
  • Classes are at 10am and 2pm on the last Thursday of every month at the New Hanover County Department of Social Services.
  • Flyer and Schedule

For more information: Contact Julia Phelps at jphelps@nhcgov.com

 

 

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