Press Releases

NCDHHS Releases New Guidance for Thanksgiving Celebrations, Black Friday Shopping

Monday, November 9, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance for Thanksgiving celebrations and Black Friday shopping to help North Carolinians gauge the risks, protect their friends and loved ones, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

NC Medicaid Launches Website for Beneficiaries to Learn More About Medicaid Managed Care

Friday, November 6, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the launch of NC Medicaid’s managed care enrollment website, www.ncmedicaidplans.gov, in preparation for the launch of Medicaid Managed Care scheduled for July 1, 2021.

NCDHHS Partners with Latin American Sports Figures to Increase Awareness of Wearing a Mask to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Friday, October 30, 2020

Four popular Latin American sports figures are sharing videos about the importance of mask wearing with North Carolinians on social media. The influencer partnership with Fiore, Landeros, Suárez and Trujillo is part of the "Whatever Your Reason" campaign from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services designed to encourage North Carolinians to get behind the mask.

Food and Nutrition Services Participants Can Now Use Benefits for Online Purchases at Carlie C’s

Friday, October 30, 2020

Starting today, North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services participants will be able to purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards at an additional authorized online EBT retailer, Carlie C’s. This flexibility will allow participants to buy food while also promoting social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and helping families with transportation and mobility barriers.

NCDHHS Launches Online Portal to Reimburse Providers Treating Those Without Health Insurance for COVID-19 Related Primary Care Visits

Friday, October 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today launched an online portal for primary care providers to request reimbursement for COVID-19 related costs for individuals without insurance.

NCDHHS and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority to Create First-in-Nation Indian Managed Care Entity

Friday, October 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) have entered into a contract to support the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) in addressing the health needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native Medicaid beneficiaries.

NCDHHS Launches New Advertisement to Urge North Carolinians to Wear A Mask When With Close Friends and Family

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

As North Carolinians look towards the holidays and begin to plan celebratory gatherings, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launches a new advertisement as part of the statewide "Whatever Your Reason" campaign. This newest television commercial reminds everyone the decision to wear a mask is not about “who you know, or how well you know them.”

NCDHHS and NCDPS Ask Local Leaders to Take Action to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

With North Carolina’s COVID-19 trends moving in the wrong direction, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Safety sent a letter to local leaders asking them to help slow the spread of the virus by promoting the 3 Ws and considering local actions to improve compliance with executive orders.

NC Medicaid Extends Support to Providers to Help Maintain Access to Services During COVID-19

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) is extending temporary provider rate increases related to COVID-19 through the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency, which goes through Jan. 21, 2021.

NCDHHS Adds New Clusters Report to COVID-19 Dashboard; Releases Guidance for Private Gatherings

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In the past two weeks, North Carolina has seen an increase in COVID-19 clusters from social events and other gatherings such as parties, family gatherings, weddings and funerals according to a new weekly report the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added today to the NC COVID-19 Dashboard. The department has also released new guidance for private gatherings.