Mom Holding a Baby

Family 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; and early identification of any health or safety issues. To request a Postpartum/Newborn Home Visit, call 919-245-2437 or send referrals by fax to 919-644-3312.  For more information or to share, download the Family Home Visiting brochure.


  • Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) services are available at no cost to any child age birth to five years who has special health care needs or is at risk due to environmental stress
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling Program
  • Postpartum/Newborn Home Visiting services are provided by Health Department nurses to Medicaid eligible women and infants shortly after they give birth

Applying for Medicaid and/or Health Choice

There are three ways to apply: 

  • Apply online at ePass
  • Apply in person at the Department of Social Services
  • Download, print, fill-out, and mail a paper application to:
    Orange County Department of Social Services
    P.O. Box 8181
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

Research Study

Are you pregnant? Consider participating in this University of North Carolina research study.