Dial 2-1-1 or text COVIDNC to 898211 for free, confidential information 24/7 to help you find resources within your community.
They can connect you with people and groups that can help with questions about access to food, shelter, employment and child care.
Need Health Insurance?
For more information visit the NCDHHS website click here
Covid-19 Internet Services Offerings
Feel free to explore the NC DIT Broadband Interactive Map (Covid-19 Internet Services Offerings):
A list of County Public Wi-Fi access locations that have been reported to the Broadband Infrastructure Office:
Department of Social Services
Due to Declaration of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, NCDHHS encourages potential recipients/recipients to utilize online, alternate and telephone methods for applications and questions. Most transactions can be handled by phone, fax, email or mail. A Drop Box is located to the left of the Entrance Doors for your convenience. Appointments will be scheduled for transactions that can’t be handled by one of these methods. Caseworkers will follow-up by phone or email.
ePASS is a quick and easy way for individuals and families to learn about and apply for available benefits and services. Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) as well as Medical Assistance (Medicaid and NC Health Choice or CHIP). You can learn if you are potentially eligible for Medical Assistance by completing an electronic pre-assessment screening.
Click here to access ePASS
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Information
Due to this WIC is currently experiencing a very high call volume. The team is working hard to return all phone calls as quickly as possible. We ask that you PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE with your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Please call the Pender County WIC Office at 910-259-1290
Bread – 100% whole wheat or whole grain, any size 16-24 oz.
Milk – when issued skim/non-fat or 1%, you can get 2%.
Yogurt – when issued skim/non-fat or 1%, you can get whole-fat.
If you are seeking WIC services for the first time, please visit the MyWIC page to contact your local agency.
Important Information Regarding COVID-19 from Coastal Horizons
Coastal Horizons is taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients and staff. Important documents and resources regarding this effort.
Please click here to view the full Coastal Horizons resource page.
This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Need more information?
Where can I get the latest information on COVID-19?
You can also visit the CDC website for the latest information at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Who can I call?
For assistance during COVID-19 dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
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