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Warren County Health Department
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Health Department
544 West Ridgeway Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252) 257 1185
Fax: (252) 257 2897
Hours: 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday - Friday

A HEALTHY START!

WHAT IS WIC?

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

WIC provides at no cost:

HEALTHY FOOD

√ Milk
√ Eggs
√ Juice
√ Baby Foods
√ Infant Cereal
√ Infant Formula
√ Cheese
√ Cereal
√ Whole wheat bread/whole grains
√ Fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables
√ Peanut Butter, Dried Beans or Peas

(The WIC Staff determines which foods a participant receives based on individual needs.)

NUTRITION INFORMATION

√ Infant Feeding
√ Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy
√ Child Growth and Development
√ Special Diets
√ Food Buying

AM I ELIGIBLE?

WIC IS FOR:

√ Pregnant Women
√ Breastfeeding Women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
√ Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
√ Infants
√ Children up to 5 years of age

PERSON MUST ALSO:

√ Meet WIC Income Guidelines:

(Even if you have a job, you may be eligible. If you are on Work First Family Assistance, Medicaid, in the
Baby Love Program, or receive Food Stamps, you already meet the income guidelines.)

√ Have a health risk factor based on:

*Height and Weight Measurements
*Blood Test for Low Iron
*Health History
*Diet History

Applicants must be seen at the WIC site to determine eligibility.

HOW DO I APPLY?

1. Call the WIC agency for an appointment. PHONE: 1.252.257.2116

2. Ask what you need to bring to your visit when you make your appointment. You will be required to provide the following:

√ Identification (ID)
Parents/caretakers and participants, including infants and children must provide their I.D.

√ Proof of Residence (where you live)

√ Proof of Household Income
Medicaid card (may include Work First eligibility); letter of Food Stamps certification. If these don’t apply, bring recent paycheck stubs, recent tax return for self-employed.

√ Immunization Records
Bring immunization records for all infants and children.

3. Keep your appointment. If you have a problem and cannot go at the time scheduled, call and make a new appointment. PHONE: 1.252.257.2116

 

MATERNAL HEALTH CLINIC--Thursday

  • Prenatal Care
  • Parenting Classes
  • Prenatal Education
  • Postpartum Care

MATERNITY CARE COORDINATION

  • Formal case management process for Medicaid eligible pregnant women
  • Assists eligible clients to apply for Medicaid
  • Determines client’s strengths and needs including psychosocial, nutritional, medical, educational, and financial factors
  • Develops individual plans for each client
  • Assists in arranging appropriate services
  • Assures continuity of care
  • Provides an incentive program for clients

FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC--Thursday

  • Family Planning classes for new patients
  • Annual exams
  • Problem visits
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Birth control method education
  • Birth control methods
  • Depo Provera (birth control shot) offered on additional day

CHILD HEALTH CLINIC--Monday and Wednesday

  • Well Child physicals ages birth through twenty
  • Problem visits
  • Kindergarten physicals
  • Daycare physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • College physicals
  • Developmental screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Lead testing and follow up
  • Age appropriate education for parents
  • Late Clinic held the 1st Monday night

CHILD SERVICE COORDINATION

  • Formal case management process for children birth through three
  • Serves children with developmental delays or disabilities, chronic illness, or social/emotional disorders
  • Children may be referred by anyone
  • Program is family-centered
  • Seeks to improve access to services
  • Health Department is the lead agency in working with other community agencies for these clients

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Provides all recommended childhood immunizations at no charge
  • Provides adult immunizations; tetanus, flu, and pneumonia
  • Annual tracking of county children birth through two to assure immunization compliance

HEALTH PROMOTIONS

  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Blood sugar screenings
  • Health risk assessments
  • Diabetic teaching
  • Exercise program
  • High-risk exercise program
  • Community screenings

BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM

  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings for women fifty and over who are not insured or underinsured
  • Mammograms provided by a mobile unit on several dates throughout the year by mobile unit

TUBERCULOSIS SERVICES

  • Screening tests performed
  • Screening questionnaires for high-risk individuals
  • Chest x-rays as needed
  • Medications provided
  • In-home directly observed medication therapy provided

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

  • Screening tests
  • Treatment provided based on protocol and standing orders
  • Investigation and follow up with contacts
  • Treatment of contacts provided

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROGRAM

  • Investigation and follow up
  • Contact investigation
  • Reporting diseases to proper State personnel

EXERSTYLE PLUS PROGRAM (high-risk clients)

  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure before and after exercise
  • Blood Sugar before and after exercise
  • 30 minute exercise program monitored by Registered Nurse
  • Suggested lifestyle changes

ADULT HEALTH ANNUAL EXAMS--Thursday

  • Provided for women who do not meet guidelines for BCCCP or Family Planning Clinic

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Health Department FAQ's

Q: What is the cost of a visit?
A: The exact dollar amount of the visit is determined by the number of labs that are ordered by the physician. However, the basic cost of the visit can be given. A sliding fee scale is used to determine the cost and is based on a current pay stub and the number of household members. Insurance can be filed for services as well.

Q: What do I need to bring to my appointment?
A: Medicaid card, pay stub, insurance card, and immunization record for children.

Q: Are birth control methods free?
A: Some types are included in the cost of the clinical visit. Methods are discussed at the initial visit to assess the type that is best for you. The attending physician will recommend the method best suited for you.

Q: How can I get my records transferred?
A: You can either go to your doctor’s office and sign a Consent for Medical Records Release, or you can come to the Health Department and sign one.

Q: When can I get a pregnancy test and how much does it cost? 
A: Pregnancy tests are given everyday from 8:30-11:30 and 1:00 – 4:00 except Thursdays. For all non-Medicaid clients, the test costs $31.00 and payment is due at time of service.

Q: When can I get a TB skin test and how much does it cost?
A: Skin tests are given everyday except Thursdays from 8:30-5:00. No appointment is necessary. The cost of the test depends on why the test is needed. The cost of the service is $25.00, payable at time service is rendered unless the test is for reasons of disease surveillance. Medicaid may cover the cost of service in some instances.

Q: Can I get my blood pressure checked?
A: Yes, blood pressure checks are free and no appointment is necessary.

Q: Can I get my cholesterol checked?
A: Yes, Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. The cost of the check is $19.00 and the appointment can be made by calling 252-257-1185.

Q: Can I get confidential testing and counseling for HIV?
A: Yes

Q: Can I get a copy of my child’s birth certificate?
A: No, Official copies of birth certificates are issued from the Register of Deeds office in the county in which the child was born.

Q: Can I get a copy of a death certificate?
A: No, official copies are issued from the Register of Deeds Office in the county in which the deceased died.

Home Health
Why Home Care?

  • The home environment is comfortable, familiar and secure, giving people a greater sense of control
  • Patients learn ro do as much as possible themselves- how to get well and stay well at home
  • Home care fosters independence .In-home care is personalized to meet individual's needs

Home Care Is:

  • Health care and related services provided to people in their homes;
  • Designed to help people get well, stay well and remain independent at home;
  • Care for any medical problem that can be appropriately managed at home including recovery from illness or surgery, chronic disease care, physical disabilities, even terminal illness.

Home Care Providers Are:

  • Qualified health care professionals and assistants trained to provide and coordinate Home Health Care
  • All home health services must meet established standards and be certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • A member of the North Carolina Association for Home Care

Home Care Services Include:

  1. Skilled Nursing And Home Health Aide
     - Post Surgery Care .Injections
     - Colostomy Care .Laboratory Tests
     - Catheter Care .Irrigations
     - Wound Care
     - Bed or Tub Baths
     - Tracheostomy Care
     - Other services as ordered by
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Occupational Therapy
  4. Speech Therapy
  5. Durable Medical Equipment
  6. Provide Medical
  7. Patient And Family Health Education
  8. Social Worker

Home Care Is For

  • Everyone - young, old and in-between
  • Everyone - regardless of financial situation
  • Everyone - those with uncomplicated short term problems as well as those with illness that can be appropriately managed at home

To Receive Services  Ask your doctor or ask a member of the hospital staff to call for you or have a family member or friend call for you.

Your Doctor Decides The treatment you or a family member should receive. He informs the Home Health Agency of the patient's needs, and the staff keeps him informed of the progress.

Paying For Services

Medicare and Medicaid cover Home Health Services. Many health insurance policies cover Home Health Services. Patients are responsible for payment of any deductible and any fees not covered by their policy. Claims are completed and filed by the Home Health Agency. Fees are adjusted according to ability to pay.

Does Someone You Know Need Home Health Care?

  • Is there a person in your home who needs skilled nursing care and treatment?
  • Someone recovering from a heart attack?
  • A cancer patient?
  • A stroke victim who needs exercise?
  • Are you wondering how you will take care of grandmother when she comes home from the hospital?

THEN. . . YOU MAY BE ABLE TO USE OUR SERVICES.

Home Health FAQ's 

Q: How do I get Home Health Services?
A: Services are provided under a doctor’s order. There must be a skilled need. This requires the skills of a professional nurse, Physical therapist, or speech therapist You must be homebound or meet medical necessity guidelines.

Q: Do you have someone to stay with me and do housework?
A: We do not provide personal care services or chore-workers. We are a licensed, skilled home health agency.

Q: Can someone help me with a bath?
A: If your doctor orders a qualifying skill such as nursing or therapy, an aide may assist with bathing and personal care as long as the skilled professional is coming to see you.

Q: Who pays for these services if I qualify?
A: Medicare pays 100% of the Home Health visit benefit for qualified services. (Some supplies are also included). Medicaid will also cover some Home Health Services in addition to those covered by Medicare. Private Insurance varies. Authorization must be obtained. If no insurance is available, services are provided to clients with payments based on a sliding fee scale.

Q: How long can you keep coming?
A: Home Health Services are short-term. When your condition improves to a point that there is no skill, you will be discharged.