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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Warren County Partners with Eastpointe to Administer Public Health Benefits

Warren County has chosen Eastpointe to manage publicly-funded services for county residents with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and intellectual or developmental disabilities.  


The county is realigning with Eastpointe after a thorough vetting process. Eastpointe will begin serving Warren on December 1. 


The transition from Warren’s current vendor, Cardinal Innovations, is underway. Eastpointe, Cardinal, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and Warren County leaders are working together to create a seamless transition that ensures members’ continuity of services.  


Eastpointe and Warren County are planning public meetings on November 10 to introduce Eastpointe to the community and answer residents’ questions. Meetings will be held at the Warren County Armory Civic Center and live-streamed. For more information, and to sign-up for an online session, visit   


CEO Sarah Stroud feels that Eastpointe is perfectly positioned to serve Warren County’s needs. “Our team has been serving rural eastern North Carolina for decades. We have a unique perspective, and a deep understanding, of Warren residents’ challenges.” Ms. Stroud explained that Eastpointe is focused on creating the best patient experience. “We will begin by partnering with the county’s providers to create a member-focused experience and investing the resources necessary to deliver 

high-quality care. Our members consistently rank us as the top-performing LME-MCO because they are at the forefront of everything we do.” 


Tare Davis, Chairman of the Warren County Board of Commissioners, said that “the county is excited to partner with Eastpointe. Our citizens’ needs must come first. We know that’s the foundation of their approach. Their track record of offering innovative services for rural communities and collaborating with local governments makes them the best partner for Warren County moving forward.” 


Eastpointe will continue serving Warren County after July 1, 2022, as a Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Tailored Plan within the state’s new Medicaid managed care system. Tailored Plans will manage physical and mental health benefits, pharmacy services, and long-term services and supports for those with acute behavioral health challenges. 



About Eastpointe 

Eastpointe is a managed care organization dedicated to working with individuals and families in eastern North Carolina who struggle with mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. In partnership with its providers, Eastpointe helps the uninsured and those with Medicaid, access the personalized, high-quality services they need. For more information, visit  


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