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
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?
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.
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
- Home care fosters independence .In-home care is personalized to meet individual's
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
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:
- 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
Durable Medical Equipment
Patient And Family Health Education
- 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
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.