Community Programs & Events
Write it Right medication cards
They are free and make it easy for individuals to keep an accurate list of medications. Call 252-522-7014 to have one mailed to your home.
Traveling blood pressure machine
Sponsored by the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. This BP machine is scheduled monthly in interested churches who would like to offer their congregation a free screening. High blood pressure, the silent killer, often goes undetected. A blood pressure screening can be the first time that one learns that their blood pressure is too high. Call 252-522-7014 to sign up your area church in this program.
Wellness Lending Library
30 minutes videos on a number of contemporary topics are available for loan with a discussion guide for your group to use to improve dialogue and education. Call 252-522-7014.
Beginners Dance Classes
Ballroom and shag classes quarterly. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and fee information.
Monthly education for parents and grandparents. Call 252-522-7014 for schedule and registration.
The Community Diabetes Nutrition Series
A monthly series of educational topics not just for those with diabetes, but for individuals looking for sound nutrition education by registered dietitians. A collaboration from area dietitians including LMH, Lenoir County Health Department, Kinston Community Health Center and other dietitians from the community. For an annual schedule call 252-522-7014. Free.
Community-Wide Exercise Initiatives
A variety of special campaigns and offerings are held each year. Call 252-522-7014 for more information.
The Lenoir County Alliance for a Healthy Community
They meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 8:30 am at the GTP Education Center. This 12 year old group examines unmet community needs and uses information sharing and networking to solve community issues and improve health. Call co-chairs, Joey Huff at 252-522-7116 or Constance Hengel at 252-522-7028 for more information. Open to interested community members.
This corporate and community health program provides the area with tools to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle, from health screenings and seminars to flu shots and support groups. WellAware is located near the Rehab Center, though a great number of its programs are held at high-traffic sites throughout the hospital’s service area.
"Linking Citizens to Services" You may reach the CARE-LINE by calling 1-800-662-7030 (English/Spanish) or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). For local calls, you may dial 855-4400 (English/Spanish) or 919-733-4851 (TTY). The CARE-LINE is the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (NCDHHS) toll-free Information and Referral telephone service. Information and Referral Specialists provide information and referrals regarding human services in government and non-profit agencies. Currently, sixteen individuals staff the CARE-LINE. Of these staff, one specialist is the OCS CARE-LINE Hispanic Citizen Services Representative and is dedicated to handling calls from Spanish-speaking customers. Another specialist is a Bioterrorism Information and Referral Specialist and works closely with the Division of Public Health in coordinating bioterrorism efforts related to the Governor’s Public Health Hotline. CARE-LINE staff are well trained and have a wealth of knowledge regarding human service programs across North Carolina. Many staff persons are Certified Information and Referral Specialist by the National Alliance of Information and Referral Services. In FY 2008-09, these professionals provided information to more than 300,000 callers. If you have a questions about services that are available to you through the NCDHHS, CARE-LINE staff can guide you to the appropriate source. In addition, staff are able to retrieve information regarding other human services provided by government (local, state and federal) and non-profit services across North Carolina. Our service covers all 100 counties in North Carolina. A database of over 10,000 services across North Carolina is available to staff who are assisting callers. In addition, residents and professional can access program information via the NCcareLINK. OCS is credited with implementing an on-line web-based updating process that ensures that data is accurate and up-to-date. This service allows agencies and offices listed in our database to review their data – thus eliminating time consuming phone calls, faxes and e-mail by OCS personnel. Updating our database used to be a lengthy process – great reductions in time equal cost savings to the citizens of North Carolina. OCS was the first Information and Referral service in North Carolina to implement on-line updating. You may reach the CARE-LINE by calling 1-800-662-7030 (English/Spanish) or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). For local calls, you may dial 855-4400 (English/Spanish) or 919-733-4851 (TTY).
Questions About Humana?
It has come to our attention that you may have recently received communication from Humana regarding UNC Lenoir Health Care's out-of-network status with its Medicare Advantage PPO plans. We are concerned that information provided in that letter may have led to unnecessary anxiety or confusion for some members of our community. Therefore, we are writing to you in an effort to clarify what out-of-network status with these plans means for participants.
First and foremost, it is important to note that all patients with Humana Medicare Advantage PPO plans may continue to be seen at UNC Lenoir Health Care. For many individuals, including those who have coverage through the North Carolina State Health Plan, no change should be apparent; your deductibles and copayments will not change, and benefits for in-network and out-of-network services are the same.
Participants in other versions of Humana's Medicare Advantage PPO plans may see increases in some copayments or deductibles, depending on the plan in which you are enrolled and the services you receive. As noted on Humana's website, "With a HumanaChoice (PPO) plan, you enjoy freedom to choose any doctor or hospital - but you pay less for services received from in network providers."
The following links may be helpful for those seeking to clarify the benefits offered by their plans:
- NC State Health Plan: https://shp.nctreasurer.com/Medical%20Benefits/humana-sob-enhanced.pdf or https://shp.nctreasurer.com/Annual%20Enrollment/SHPNC%20AE%20_16_2016%20Plan%20Charts_Medicare%20Retirees_15_PRT.PDF
- HumanaChoice PPO, Plan number R5826-063: https://www.humana-medicare.com/BenefitSummary/2017PDFs/R5826063000SB17.pdf
- HumanaChoice PPO, Plan number R5826-079: https://www.humana-medicare.com/BenefitSummary/2017PDFs/R5826079000SB17.pdf
Should you have further questions regarding your coverage, we would be happy to assist you. Please call us at 252-522-7857 or 252-522-7676 Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click on read more for Frequently Asked Questions.
We apologize for any concerns that information you have received from Humana may have caused. UNC Lenoir has been in continuous contact with Humana regarding our network status. Our relationship with our patients and community is our highest priority, and we look forward to continuing to be of service to you and your family.
New Year = New You! at the Minges Wellness Center
Special 2017 Minges Wellness Center Offer - New individuals who wish to join on Tuesday, January 10 between 8 am and 8 pm will NOT have to pay the $10 enrollment fee. Membership is only $20 a month and no contract - ever. Call 252-522-7014 for more information.LEARN MORE
HealthLink - Fall 2016
Check out the latest edition of the Lenoir HealthLink! Download the PDF...LEARN MORE
Be Informed About Mental Health Crisis Resources in Lenoir County
Mental Health Crisis:
24/7 Crisis Services for Lenoir County are available by calling Eastpointe Access Center at 1-800-913-6109 or for TTY-888-819-5112. Customer Service Specialists will assist you in finding a crisis provider.
Mobile Crisis Teams are available 24 hours a day. Professional counselors will speak with you and your family during a visit. They have an average response time of 2 hours. This service is provided by Easter Seals - UCP 800-913-6109.
The crisis center in Lenoir County is provided by, PORT Human Services, located at 2901 N. Heritage Street in Kinston. 252-233-2383. Appointments are not needed for crisis assessment and referral services, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area 24/7 call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network for Lenoir County is provided by REAL Crisis Intervention by calling 252-758-4357 for free couseling and extensive referral services.
Call 911 if there is a medical or life threatening emergency.LEARN MORE
Keep Your Employees Healthy!
Providing onsite flu vaccinations for your employees is one way to prevent absenteeism during the upcoming flu season. Schedule the UNC Lenoir Health Care corporate health nurses to come to your worksite and administer the vaccine to your employees while at work. Contact Sonia Joyner, RN, MSN Corporate and Community Health coordinator at 252-522-7397 or email@example.com to schedule your appointment today. Costs include $25.00 for each flu vaccination ad fees associate with mileage costs and staff administration of vaccines.LEARN MORE
2017 Colorectal Cancer Screening Dates
This free clinic is for men & women age 40 and up who have never been screened for or had colorectal cancer. The clinic will be led by members of the WellAware team and the UNC Lenoir Gastro staff. Screening sponsored by the Lenoir Foundation. Call 252-522-7014 to complete required registration.LEARN MORE
Overcoming Fitness Fears
Have you always wanted to get in shape but were afraid to try? There are countless excuses for failing to exercise or eat right. However, one of the biggest obstacles is not knowing where to start and being scared to take that first step. Join Brittney for this informative talk.LEARN MORE
Life After Stroke Support Group
Stroke survivors and caregivers, please bring your own experiences to a discussion with other survivors on life after stroke, transition from hospital to home, and re-entering the communtiy. It's FREE. If you have had a stroke, or are a caregiver of a loved one who is struggling with stroke issues and would like to come for encouragement, join us. The quarterly support group is led by UNC Lenoir Health Care Stroke Coordinator, Dawn Becker, RN, who may be reached for more information at 252-522-7575.LEARN MORE
Avoiding Holiday Hang-ups
This program is for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Sandra will offer meal planning tips, exercise suggestions, and ideas on how you might deal with sickness and/or avoid sickness during the holidays. All advice is designed to help you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information contact Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, at 252-522-7616.LEARN MORE
Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target 2016 classes
A one hour basic hypertension educational class for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressure and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control. Class size is limited and credit for attendance requires the participant to be present for the full session. Registration must be done by contacting Gail Carraway at 252-522-7014. Dates and Times - Jan 11 at 2 p.m., Feb 9 @ 10 a.m., March 7 @ 10 a.m., Apr 12 @ 10 a.m., May 24 @ 2 p.m., June 13 @ 2 p.m., July 13 @ 2 p.m., Aug 29 @ 10 a.m., Sept 14 @ 1 p.m., Oct 12 @ 1 p.m., Nov 9th @ 1 p.m. and Dec 7 @ 1 p.m.