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Non-Discriminatory Provision of Services

Non-Discriminatory Provision of Services

No person shall be denied any service or services of the Pitt County Health Department on the grounds of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, national origin or disability. No person shall be denied any service or services of the Pitt County Health Department on the grounds that they failed to participate in any other service or program of the Department.



Clinical

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Women are encouraged to have annual mammograms from age 50 and over. Mammograms may be available for women who meet age and financial criteria. In addition, eligible women must also have a current Pap test and clinical breast exam. The Health Department can provide both of these tests. For more information, please call 902-2305 or to make an appointment, call 902-2449.


Communicable Disease Control - Adults

Up until the early to mid-1900s, the leading causes of death were communicable diseases - diseases spread from person-to-person. Public Health had the major responsibility for controlling the spread of communicable diseases. This responsibility continues today. Services are provided to control the spread of communicable diseases such as hepatitis, whooping cough, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), and diseases caused by contaminated water or food such as salmonella or shigella. For more information, please call 902-2305. To make an appointment, please call 902-2449.
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Family Planning

Services include education, physical examination including breast exam and Pap test, as well as birth control method. Please call 902-2449 to schedule an appointment.


HIV Testing and Counseling

Confidential testing and counseling are offered free of charge. Services are provided daily. Please call 902-2449 to schedule an appointment.


Immunizations - Adults

Immunizations available include flu, pneumonia, hepatitis A&B, MMR, Meningococcal, rabies pre-exposure, tetanus, and varicella. Please call 902-2449 to schedule an appointment.


Pregnancy Testing

Our goal is to encourage early and continuous prenatal care for all pregnant women. Testing is available every day. To schedule an appointment, please call 902-2449.


Prenatal Clinic

Services for pregnant women include prenatal care and supportive services. (See Maternity Care Coordination, Childbirth & Parenting Education & WIC.) Women attending prenatal clinic are served by a team of caring professionals, including Certified Nurse Midwives, working with the client to assure a healthy pregnancy. To schedule an appointment, please call 902-2449.


Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Services include free testing and treatment for reportable sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. Services are provided daily. To schedule an appointment, please call 902-2449.


Sickle Cell Testing and Counseling

Sickle cell testing is a free service and available to persons upon request and by appointment. A regional sickle cell counselor provides counseling to individuals and families with positive sickle cell screening. For more information, please call 902-2305. To make an appointment, please call 902-2449.


WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children

Provides nutrition education and counseling, supplemental nutritious foods, and breastfeeding education and support for qualified pregnant and post-partum women. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 902-2393. For more information about WIC including eligibility requirements,
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Additional Services

Better Beginnings Breastfeeding Program

Because we believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for infants, the Health Department offers breastfeeding education, assistance and support for breastfeeding women. Breast pumps are available for loan to qualified women. For more information, please call 902-2381.


Childbirth Education

Expectant parents have an opportunity to learn about body changes, warning signs, signs and stages of labor, various breathing techniques, relaxation and comfort measures, medications for labor and birth, creating a birth plan, complications and difficult deliveries, post-partum issues, as well as practice labor and birth positions, view birth videos, and tour the labor and delivery unit at PCMH. Classes are available for those enrolled in the Health Department prenatal clinic or Maternity Care Coordination Program or clients who receive Medicaid. For more information or to enroll in classes, please call 902-2424.


Community Resources

Local and national resource list for domestic violence, rape victims, family planning, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmited diseases, immunizations, substance abuse, mental health, suicide prevention, and pregnancy services. For the list of community resources,
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Environmental Health Division Address

Our mailing address is 1717 W. 5th Street Greenville, NC 27834. Our offices are located in the Development Services Building next to the County Office Building near the intersection off 5th Street/ HWY 43 N and Memorial Drive.


Health Education

A variety of health education programs are available to schools, churches and community groups. Smoking cessation is also offered on an individual basis through the health education program. For more information, please call 902-2426.


High Risk Prenatal Home Visits

With an order from the attending physician, a registered nurse is available to home visit pregnant women to perform limited nursing services for conditions such as pre-term labor, pre-eclampsia, hypertension, diabetes, suspected fetal growth retardation, multiple pregnancy and renal disease. For more information, please call 902-2320.


Maternity Care Coordination (Baby Love)

Provides counseling, support services and help with applying for financial assistance for pregnant women. Care Coordinators (nurses or social workers) follow pregnant women during their pregnancy to ensure they receive adequate prenatal care and work with the client to address other issues such as housing, transportation, finances, etc. For more information, please call 902-2319.


Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free national evidence-based home visiting program for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit you in your home throughout the pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2 years old. Visits alternate between weekly and every two weeks until the last few monthly visits as your child reaches age two. The goals of the Nurse-Family Partnership are to 1) improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including obtaining thorough prenatal care from their healthcare providers, improving their diet, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances; 2) improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care for their children; and 3) improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education and find work. For more information, please call 902-2379.


Nutrition Education Outreach

The Health Department provides a variety of nutrition services both in the health department and in the community in order to positively impact the health and wellness of the community.
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PIMPAC (Pitt Infant Mortality Prevention Advisory Council)

A team of health professionals, concerned parents and community members work together to prevent babies from dying before their first birthday. The hard work, dedication, and combined efforts of these people resulted in the 2004 infant mortality rate being the lowest ever reported in Pitt County. Call 902-2424 if you’d like to learn more about PIMPAC or to join our team.


Postpartum Home Visit

Home visits are made by a registered nurse to mothers and babies after hospital discharge if they are either on Medicaid or received prenatal care or care coordination services from the Health Department. The nurse can provide confidential services to clients in the home setting and answer health and parenting questions that frequently arise after returning home with a new baby. These services may be provided to others upon request of the client or the physician. For more information, please call 902-2305.


Project Outreach

The goal of this program is to reduce the incidence of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases through street and community outreach programs. For more information, please call 902-2330.