Postpartum / Newborn Home Visiting

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
  • Early identification of any health or safety issues

Request a Visit

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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