The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program cares about your baby’s hearing. EHDI provides assistance and education to hospitals, medical providers, and others. It supports families by connecting them to available resources and helping them get the care their baby needs. The EDHI site includes a variety of information for parents regarding infant hearing screenings and resources for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Children with Special Health Care Needs Hotline

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Helpline is a toll-free information and referral helpline for those living with, caring for, and concerned about a child or youth with special health care needs. Callers can learn about potential healthcare programs as well as funding resources available to North Carolina residents. The North Carolina Children with Special Health Care Needs Help Line can assist with a variety of things, including enrollment in government programs, funding resources for special healthcare needs, applying for disability income for a child, and transitioning services when relocating.

Wake County Children’s Clinic

Wake County Public Health Children’s Clinic provides comprehensive medical care to children. This includes preventive health care for children: immunizations, check-ups, physical exams for child care, school or sports; health care for sick children, including follow-up for long-term illnesses; developmental assessments; fluoride for teeth; asthma education and referrals for behavior services. Costs are determined based on family income. Medicaid and NC Health Choice accepted. 

Carolina Institute For Developmental Disabilities

The CIDD serves individuals and families across North Carolina. Our center specializes in comprehensive evaluation and consultation services for individuals of all ages who have or are suspected of having a developmental disability. Thus, individuals with a known or suspected neurodevelopmental condition such as intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder, or genetic syndromes, or medical conditions affecting development are commonly referred to our center. Clinicians at the CIDD have particular expertise in working with individuals in cases where previous evaluations and support services may not have sufficiently addressed their learning or developmental needs.

Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C)

CAP/C is an NC Medicaid Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) program authorized under section1915(c) of the Social Security Act and complies with 42 CFR § 440.180, Home and Community-based Waiver Services. The waiver program provides a cost-effective alternative to institutionalization for Medicaid beneficiaries who are medically fragile and at risk for institutionalization if home and community-based services approved in the CAP/C waiver were unavailable. These services allow the beneficiary to remain in or return to a home and community-based setting. This waiver supplements, rather than replaces, the formal and informal services and supports already available to an approved Medicaid beneficiary.