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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Health and Human Services ready to assist community with Medicaid expansion rollout

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Medicaid expansion will officially take effect on December 1, allowing more North Carolina residents, ages 19 through 64, access to health-related coverage for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, mental heal...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Health and Human Services offering drive-thru flu vaccine on November 7

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services will be hosting a drive-thru flu vaccine event on Election Day to provide residents a streamlined opportunity to protect themselves from illness as colder weather begins.

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Starting Thursday, Health and Human Services will offer updated COVID vaccine

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services is now booking appointments to receive the updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This new vaccine will be available by appointment only starting Thursday, October 19.  

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 3, 2023

WISEWOMAN health program set to relaunch starting October 4

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Female residents of New Hanover County who meet certain eligibility requirements can receive health screenings, intervention, counseling and referral services as part of the WISEWOMAN program.

An acronym for Well-Integrat...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Veteran Services relocating offices, will resume in-person services on October 9

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To better assist residents in the community who served in the Armed Forces, New Hanover County Veterans Services will be relocating to the Health and Human Services Annex at 1507 Greenfield Street in October. 

“We are very...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 21, 2023

New Hanover County Health and Human Services to host drive-thru flu vaccines

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services will bring flu vaccines directly to you in your car as part of a drive-thru vaccination clinic. Individuals interested in receiving a flu vaccine from the comfort of their veh...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Public Notice: Health and Human Services Board Meeting for Sept. 19 Canceled

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 8:00AMOnce in the Multipurpose Room of the Health and Human Services building has been canceled. 

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 25, 2023

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes during testing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following recent testing of mosquitoes trapped by New Hanover County Public Health’s vector control team, a confirmation of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in some of the samples collected. At this time, o...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 11, 2023

As new school year begins, COVID-19 protocols remain crucial

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – While the Federal Public Health Emergency declaration for COVID-19 ended in May, continuing to practice healthy habits in defense of COVID and other respiratory illness remains critical as the 2023-24 school year gets set to begin...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Health and Human Services hosting Pre-K Health Fair on August 17

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help families prepare for the start of the 2023-24 school year, New Hanover County Health and Human Services will host a Pre-K Health Fair from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the Health and Human Servic...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 1, 2023

WIC offers in-person consultations to provide nutritional, health guidance for young children

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As National Breastfeeding Month begins, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) team with New Hanover County Health and Human Services is working to share information on the nutritional advantages of breastfeeding for newborn childr...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Health and Human Services Board to meet July 18 at Government Center; Subcommittee meeting to follow

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will be holding their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 8:00 AM in Multipurpose Rooms 136 and 137 of the New Hanover County Government Center at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 14, 2023

New Hanover County Mobile Dental Unit holds Open House at new summer location

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – This summer, the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Mobile Dental Unit will be set up at the HHS Annex (1507 Greenfield Street, Wilmington) to provide low or no-cost dental services for eligible children. To ki...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Health and Human Services teaming up with community partners to increase access to Economic Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning June 13, New Hanover County Health and Human Services will hold mobile outreach visits in the community during the second full week of each month to help individuals and families connect with financial assistan...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Animal awareness, safe practices encouraged following positive rabies test

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As the summer weather warms up and activities move outdoors, residents are reminded to be mindful as they enjoy nature and encouraged not to engage with wildlife, particularly if it looks sick or is acting erratically.

Early this w...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 10, 2023

As Public Health Emergency ends, local COVID-19 dashboard will sunset

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The federal Public Health Emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic is set expire on Thursday, May 11, which will also bring an end to the collection of certain COVID-related data by the Centers for Disease ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Health and Human Services offering vaccines related to international travel

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Individuals interested in being vaccinated prior to international travel can now receive the services they need locally as part of the New Hanover County Health and Human Services International Travel Clinic.

The clinic, ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 24, 2023

New Hanover County following new COVID-19 vaccine guidelines

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The US Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized changes to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to ensure continued public protection from severe illne...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 10, 2023

Public Notice: Health and Human Services Board to meet April 18; Subcommittee meeting to follow

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will be holding its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 8:00 AM in Multipurpose Room 115A of the Health and Human Services building at 1650 Greenfield Street in Wilmington. In-person seatin...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 17, 2023

COVID-19 vaccine distribution shifting to Health and Human Services Clinic

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Starting Monday, March 20, the Pandemic Operations Team will be moving its COVID-19 vaccine services to the general clinic located in the New Hanover County Health and Human Services building at 1650 Greenfield Street. C...

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