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Postpartum/ Newborn/ Family Home Visiting

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Postpartum/Newborn Home Visiting services are provided at no charge by Health Department nurses to all first-time mothers and Medicaid eligible women and/or their infants shortly after birth.  A one-time visit is provided to follow up on the mother’s and infant’s health after hospital discharge. 

Services include assessing the health of mother and baby; counseling on family planning and infant care, verifying/arranging medical appointments; and early identification of any health or safety issues.

To request a Postpartum/Newborn Home Visit, call (919) 245-2442 or send referrals by fax to (919) 644-3312


Applying for Medicaid and/or Health Choice:
There are three ways to apply:
1. Apply online at ePass
2. Apply in person at the Department of Social Services
3. Download, print, fill-out, and mail a paper application to:
Orange County Department of Social Services 
PO Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC 27278

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