Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Resource Sheet –
Brunswick County

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A FREE telephone reassurance service designed to enhance the quality of life for older adults, or adults with disabilities, who live alone or who are at risk of sudden illness, falls, accidents, and/or social isolation. Through the service, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office places a daily call to each person enrolled at a specified time. If no response is received, a Deputy is dispatched to the residence to ensure the person’s safety.

HYPERLINK:  http://www.brunswicksheriff.com/community-programs/ruok

Offers a variety of services and education for children and adults. Most major insurance plans are accepted and an income-based sliding scale is offered for uninsured individuals.

HYPERLINK:  http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/health/

Office administers various programs including; Medicaid, food and nutrition, work first, child support, and adult and child protective services.

HYPERLINK:  http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/social-services/

Assists seniors with maintaining an independent lifestyle. They offer services for food and nutrition, family respite care, transportation, and accessibility options for your home. Center locations in Leland, Southport, Oak Island, Supply, Shallotte, and Calabash.

HYPERLINK:  http://www.bsrinc.org

Community transportation system for residents of Brunswick County for non-emergency transportation. BTS also has services to New Hanover County on Tuesdays and Thursdays. One way fares range from $1.50, $3.00 and $5.00 depending on distance traveled. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Call to schedule transportation between 8:00 am – 2:30 pm, at least 48 hours in advance.

HYPERLINK:  http://www.brunswicktransit.org

Coastline Women’s Center educates supports and empowers women facing unplanned pregnancies with compassionate and professional medical care.
HYPERLINK: https://coastlinewomenscenter.org

Offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services to both insured and uninsured patients. Their bilingual staff is ready to assist with questions regarding your health care needs and offer varied hours of operation including evening hours.

HYPERLINK:  https://www.commwellhealth.org

The hotline is a pilot program and is a coordinated effort across the Tri-county area. It will operate Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 10am to 4pm – the last assessment is at 3:30. We are taking appointments and call-ins. Individuals can call the hotline 910-444-8315 for the assessment to be placed on the community prioritization list. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail or text their call back information and we will assist them.

HYPERLINK:
https://www.facebook.com/capefeartrihic/

Hours of operation: Monday 3-6, Tuesday & Thursday 12-4
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
HYPERLINK: https://www.livinghopepregnancyservices.com

Provides services to clients aged 21 and above. Clients are screened and approved.
Clients age 60 and above – Volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments or
grocery stores, make wellness calls, and delivery food pantry items to clients’ homes.
Clients age 21-59 – Volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments.

HYPERLINK: https://www.n2noutreach.org

If you need assistance, you can obtain more information at:

“mailto:info@riden2n.org” info@riden2n.org

Offers medical, dental, and vision care services including various specialty services. They have an onsite pharmacy, a pharmacy assistance program, and offer many educational programs.

HYPERLINK:  https://newhopeclinicfree.org

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more. Provided by New Hanover Regional Medical Center in collaboration with the Community Partners Coalition.

HYPERLINK:  https://www.ourcommunitylink.com

FREE service for Brunswick County residents who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, autism or other conditions that make them likely to wander away from caregivers, or who have difficulties communicating with rescuers. Project Lifesaver bracelets can help rescuers find a loved one who has wandered away.

HYPERLINK:  http://www.brunswicksheriff.com/community-programs/project-lifesaver

SHIP counsels Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers about Medicare. Counselors offer unbiased information to help you navigate the Medicare system.

HYPERLINK:  https://www.seniorsresourceguide.com/directories/National/SHIP/

The below provider services offer 24-hour phone access to a nurse who can answer questions, concerns and give you advice, schedule appointments, and offer you referrals.

CommWell Health Nurse Advice/Triage Line: (877) 935-5255

Novant Health Care Line: (910) 721-2273

New Hanover VitaLine: (888) 815-5188

Mobile Crisis Line: (866) 437-1821

The mobile crisis line staff will come to your home 24 hours/7 days a week to address mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse issues.

May we, like our patron, St. Brendan, trust joyfully in the guidance of our God and in the goodness of our fellow travelers.

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