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"Striving for a Healthier Community"

Maternity Care / Newborn PostPartum / Child Services

Case Management Services

The stressors of meeting the needs of the family can be a significant burden for some Duplin County residents.  Some of these stressors include poverty, language barrier, limited education, teenage pregnancies, drug/alcohol abuse, domestic violence, inadequate housing, poor parenting skills, health problems and children with special needs.

The purpose of Case Management Services is to offer assistance and support to high-risk families.  This is done by identifying their strengths and needs and coordinating services in order to enhance their health status, strengthen their support systems, promote self-sufficiency and encourage the development of effective parenting skills.

The staff of the Case Management Services at Duplin County Health Department consists of registered nurses, social workers and other highly trained individuals.  The programs include:

  • Obstetrical Case managers (OBCM)
  • Child Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
  • Newborn Postpartum Home Visiting

To enroll in these program or to find out more information, please call the Health Department at 296-2130.

Newborn Postpartum Home Visiting

The NBPPHV is provided to eligible clients on a voluntary basis to assist the new mother during the postpartum period.  An assessment of the mother and baby is completed to detect any health concerns.  A variety of health and parenting topics are discussed including caring for the newborn, nutritional needs and feeding, safety issues, family planning options, breastfeeding, postpartum depression and development of the newborn.  Listening to the mothers concerns and answering her questions is a vital part of the NBPPHV service and referrals to various agencies are made as needed.

Who Can Participate?

Any postpartum woman who lives in Duplin County and receives Medicaid may receive this service within 2 months after delivery.

Who Provides the NBPPHV Service?

A Health Department Registered Nurse will provide this service.

What does the visit include?

  • Physical assessment of the mother and newborn
  • Monitoring emotional well-being of the mother and her ability to provide care to the newborn.
  • Assisting with breast feeding efforts and providing support to promote its success
  • Providing education on a variety of topics, including postpartum care, birth control options, growth and development of the newborn, newborn care, nutritional needs of the mother and baby, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention, Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention, Immunizations, and much more.
  • Fostering parent/infant bonding skills.
  • Coordinating care among the family's health care providers and community resources
  • Referrals to appropriate providers for identified problems or needs.

Call the Health Department at 910-296-2130 for more information.


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Phone Number:
(910) 296-2130
340 Seminary Street, Kenansville, NC 28349
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.