*** Human Rights Committee ***

Human Rights Committee meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice.

These meetings are held at 12:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

To get information on how to join the next meeting, contact Lenora Mitchell: 919-581-4001 or lenora.g.mitchell@dhhs.nc.gov

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About the Facility 

O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center (OBNMTC) is a specialized skilled nursing facility (SNF) certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) long term care regulations. O’Berry supports residents from 65 counties in the Eastern and South-Central regions of North Carolina.
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O’Berry Center opened in 1957 as a school for African-Americans with intellectual disabilities. The facility was integrated in 1965 with an emphasis on basic skills in areas such as self care, home living and work programs. Over the years the facility has transitioned from a school to a regional center with its focus to primarily serve adults with severe and profound intellectual disabilities to a specialized skilled nursing facility. 

In 2007, O’Berry Center’s name was officially changed to O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center (OBNMTC) to become one of three State of North Carolina skilled nursing facilities.

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Adults with chronic and complex medical conditions and/or behavioral conditions that coexist with neurocognitive disorders related to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias or neurodevelopmental disorders related to intellectual and developmental disability. These diagnoses make other living arrangements in the community unrealistic due to the health and physical status of the residents requiring 24-hour supervision, daily nursing assessment and assistance with activities of daily living.

The referral process includes a Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) for skilled nursing facility (SNF) eligibility (a required screening of any individual who is being considered for admission into a Medicaid Certified Nursing Facility regardless of the source of payment), documentation of a primary medical or Alzheimer's or related dementias diagnosis and evidence of denial of care in a community nursing facility. Discharges to the community are rare given the unique challenges in providing care for these residents who require 24-hour supervision, daily nursing assessment and care, and assistance with activities of daily living.

For Admission Information and Application call (919) 581-4652.
Admission Application Instructions
Admission Application


Specialized Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disorders- O’Berry staff members have expertise in medical concerns, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialized nursing facility level of care and enriched life planning for seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The applicant should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant needs 24 hour support, daily nursing care, medication administration and assistance with activities of daily living.
  • The applicant is transitioning from other community living arrangement to Nursing Facility (NF) level of care and requires medical and personal care assistance in conjunction with maintenance of functional skills and individual interests. 
  • A self paced, stimulating and person centered lifestyle.

Forms and Documents

Admission Application Instructions
Admission Application
Adult Care Home FL2 Form
Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Nondiscrimination


O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
400 Old Smithfield Road
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530-8464
Phone: (919) 581-4001
Fax: (919) 581-4005

Directions to O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center

Admissions Office- Angela Joseph
(919) 581-4652

Interim Center Director- Lisa Clairemont, MBA
Office: (919) 581-4001
Fax: (919) 581-4005

Advocacy Services 
Office: (919) 581-4262 
Fax: (919) 581-4022

Patient Relations;
Fax: (919) 581-4192


Human Rights Committee
The Human Rights Committee (HRC) provides additional safeguards for protecting the human, civil, legal and treatment rights of residents and is composed of five members knowledgeable about mental health and nursing care issues; none of whom are currently employed by the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF).  HRC committee members are appointed by the Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). At least one member of the committee is a resident or family member of a resident at O’Berry.  OBNMTC Director and members of Advocacy Services serve on the HRC as ex-officio/non-voting members. 

The HRC meets the third Wednesday of every month at O’Berry and meetings are open to the public.  Please contact the Director’s office at (919) 581-4001 for more information and location of the meeting.

Featured Programs 

O'Berry offers the following programs:

  • Therapeutic Leisure Program: The residents of the facility have available a wide array of year round activities and events that promote spiritual, social and physical health.   
  • Palliative Care: This program is provided to address the needs of residents with end of life medical issues.  
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals as well as community, civic groups, churches and service organizations are encouraged to volunteer and become involved with the people who live at O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center.
  • Annual Special Projects

More information about these programs

Berry Towne Inn
The Berry Towne Inn is located on the eastside of OBNMTC’s campus. The Inn has eleven fully furnished hotel rooms. Each room offers a relaxed and quiet atmosphere that makes an enjoyable stay for families who are visiting with their family member who is a resident of O’Berry. To check availability of a room please contact the O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Business office at (919)581-4060. 
Berry Towne Inn Flyer

O’Berry Center Foundation
The O'Berry Center Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1990. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for residents at O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center through family support, community services, education, quality of life initiatives and scholarships. For more information call (919) 581-4187.

Berry Towne Artisan Crafts
The Artisan Programs at OBNMTC have provided meaningful and life enriching opportunities for the residents since 1995. The Appalachian style Log Cabin provides the perfect setting to showcase the variety of beautiful handmade products crafted by the residents. You will find unique pottery, woodworking, handmade soaps, personal care products, crafts, and paper products (personalized note pads, stationary, etc.) as well as a great selection of snack items and beverages. For a listing of items and ordering information call (919) 581-4580.

Governor’s Awards for Excellence 
The Governor’s Awards for Excellence is the highest honor a State employee may receive. The program is designed to acknowledge and express appreciation for outstanding accomplishments or meritorious service(s) that do not fall entirely within the scope of an employee’s normal duties. These employees are nominated by their supervisors, co-workers, subordinates and other state employees through seven categories of excellence. O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center has had an employee(s) of the facility to win this prestigious award each year beginning in 2006 to 2015.
List of the Award Recipients