Do I need to show proof of income when I visit the clinic?
Yes, beginning Sept. 1st, 2015 Caldwell County Health Department will require all clients presenting for service to provide proof of income. Income will be assessed annually unless there is a change in financial status. Clients will be asked at each visit if there has been a change in financial status/number in the household.
Clients who have met the income criteria for the following programs (i.e., Medicaid, WIC, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program (Food Stamps) and/or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program) will only be required to show documentation of currently eligibility and no additional income screening will be necessary.
NO client will be refused services when presenting for care based on lack of documentation, however each client will be billed at 100% until proof of income and family size is provided to the agency.
Do you provide Dental Services for Adults?
No, we see only children from birth until age 19 with Medicaid or North Carolina Health Choice coverage in our Dental Clinic.
Does the Health Department Provide Services to those without Insurance?
We do see individuals with no medicaid or insurance. Those individuals are placed on a sliding fee scale based on our fees. Those fees can be found on our administration page. The sliding fee scale means that, based on the person income and family size, they may be responsible for anywhere between 100% to 0% of their bill. We would recommend those with no insurance or medicaid to also look into the free clinic, Helping Hands. Depending on your healthcare needs, they may be a better option.
When is pregnancy testing offered?
Pregnancy tests are offered every day of the week by appointment only. Call 828-426-8400 to schedule an appointment.
Can I be seen for a pregnancy test without insurance?
Yes, you will be placed on a sliding fee scale if the test comes back negative. If you have a positive pregnancy test, a pregnancy care manager can assist you with a temporary Medicaid and help you apply for Medicaid.
Are there walk-in/same day services?
There are limited same-day appointments available. Please call (828) 426-8400 for details.
How do I obtain a copy of my immunization record?
Please call our Immunization Coordinator for more information (828) 426-8486 or Visit our Immunizations page.
Can grandparents or friends bring children in for services?
A child can be seen without a legal guardian present if a written letter with specifics (who is bring the child in, for what and how they are associated to the child) included is signed and dated by legal guardian is presented at time of visit. Some teen services are excluded from this requirement.
**The dental clinic has its own policy regarding who can bring children for appointments. Please contact the dental clinic for more information.**
Does the Health Department provide free birth control?
Does the Health Department offer Childbirth classes?
Yes, our maternal health clinic provides childbirth classes quarterly. Please check the Women’s Health Page for more information or call our women’s health clinic at 828-426-8488. It is ideal to complete classes around 26 weeks gestation.
Can I receive services other than well care?
Yes, CCHD provides primary care. We accept most health insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. If you do not have health insurance, there may be a charge for your service.
Does the Health Department Clinic see children?
We only see children over the age of 18 months old in our clinic. There are other child health services we offer that include those under 18 months old. Find out more information on our Child health page.