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.
Expectant parents have an opportunity to learn about:
- Body Changes
- Complications and Difficult Deliveries
- Creating a Birth Plan
- Medications for Labor and Birth
- Postpartum Issues
- Labor and Birth Positions
- Relaxation and Comfort Measures
- Signs and Stages of Labor
- Labor and Delivery at Vidant Medical Center (Tour is provided)
- Breathing Techniques
- Warning Signs
For more information or to enroll in classes, please call 902-2424.
Local and national resource list for:
- Domestic Violence
- Family Planning
- Mental Health
- Pregnancy Services
- Rape Victims
- Sexual Health
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Substance Abuse
- Suicide Prevention
Environmental Health Division Address
Our mailing address is:
Environmental Health Division
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/ Highway 43 N and Memorial Drive.
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.
Pregnancy Care Management
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 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:
- 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.
- Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care for their children.
- 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.
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.
Learn more about the Nutrition Education Outreach program.
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