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Financial Services- Health & Human Services

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

The North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (NC BCCCP) provides free or low-cost breast and cervical screening and follow-up services to eligible women.


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services uses an online benefit estimator tool ePass that can help determine whether you might be eligible for benefits. Actual eligibility determination must be done at the Department of Social Services.

Fishing License

Our Social Services Division can issue a fishing license for North Carolina residents who are currently receiving full Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services, or Work First Family Assistance.

Food & Nutrition Services

Food & Nutrition Services helps low-income families or individuals buy food. Families must meet income, resource, citizenship, and work rules. Eligible households receive monthly benefits on a debit card allowing them to purchase approved food items.

Medicaid Services

  • Adult Medicaid helps with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, hospital charges, and nursing home care for eligible individuals that are aged, disabled, or blind. Income and resource limits apply.

  • Be Smart Family Planning program provides family planning services to medicaid-eligible women throughout their child bearing years.

  • Family & Children’s Medicaid provides health coverage to help with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, hospital charges, and nursing home care for eligible individuals that have a dependent child in the home.

  • Medicaid for Pregnant Women covers Maternal Support Services to Medicaid-eligible pregnant women during and after pregnancy (60-day postpartum period).

  • Presumptive Medicaid is an initial Medicaid available to prenatal patients while they are waiting for approval for Medicaid for Pregnant Women.  

North Carolina Health Choice

NC Health Choice provides insurance for children who are not eligible for Medicaid and are not covered by any other health insurance. This insurance covers a wide range of medical care including doctor's care, hospitalization, prescription medicine, and dental and eye care.

Special Assistance

Our Special Assistance program provides assistance to persons living in adult care homes (rest homes) or living at home who are in financial need and who are age 65 or older or who are between the ages of 18 and 65 and are disabled or blind. Individuals seeking assistance in this program area must be within the income and resource limits to qualify and meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods for you and your family. WIC is available for: women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby; infants from birth to one year of age; and children from one year of age to their fifth birthday.

Work First

Work First is a program designed to help families achieve self-sufficiency–helping adults support themselves and provide for their children. To help families reach their self-sufficiency goals, Work First provides employment services, other supportive services, and time-limited cash assistance to families with children under age 18.