Please explore the following links for helpful community resources to help you meet your child’s specific healthcare needs:
Pandemic Related Community Rescources:
Many of the stressors related to CoVID-19 involve not the medical but the economic consequences of this pandemic. If your family is facing these challenges, please explore some of the resources below to learn about additional help.
Food & Nutrition:
If your family needs help putting food on the table right now, check out the websites below. NoKidHungryNC provides meal assistance information for families with kids under 18 at:
Or, find a Food Bank near you by visiting:
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program: Children who receive free or reduced lunch or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school will be automatically enrolled for a benefit of $257 per child through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program. For more information, visit:
If your family has lost employer-based health insurance, North Carolina is participating in a special open enrollment period (ACA) for individuals that have recently lost coverage. For more information, visit:
If your family has had trouble making monthly rent payments during the pandemic, visit this site for helpful guidance:
If you are seeking assistance with your home mortgage, please check out the website below:
For other available resources, please visit:
Dental Care for Children:
We begin providing dental care for your child right here at Carolina Kids Pediatrics. Starting at 6 months old (for kids who have started teething), we begin offering dental fluoride varnish treatments in our office to decrease risk of early tooth decay. We will continue to provide this every 6 months until your toddler is old enough to transition to the care of a pediatric dentist. We also offer testing of home water wells for fluoride content, and offer prescription fluoride supplements for kids who live in homes with unfluorinated well water. When our patients transition to dental care through a pediatric dentist, we provide the following list of pediatric dental providers in our community:
Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry:
Dr. Kindrachuk & Gilchrist:
Capital City Pediatric Dentistry:
Midtown Pediatric Dentistry:
Dr. Moray, Davis & Associates:
You can schedule a lactation consultation with our certified lactation consultant, Jerrianne Webb, at Carolina Kids by contacting our office. Jerrianne also offers periodic breastfeeding classes at our office, which we announce through our Facebook page. These classes are free, and you do not need to register for them in advance. You may also contact the following lactation consultants in our community:
Chatham Lactation Services
Postpartum Depression Support:
Always contact your obstetrician if you feel you may be suffering from postpartum depression.
For a short questionnaire to help you decide if you may be suffering from postpartum depression, go to:
For local postpartum depression support groups, please call (919) 454-6946.
Children’s Developmental Services Agency:
For children age 0-3 with special developmental needs (including speech, occupational, or physical therapy), visit this site and scroll down to find your local CDSA Office. CDSA is a service of the public school system, and will provide you with a free, comprehensive developmental evaluation and access to early intervention services.
Wake County CDSA: (919) 662-4600 Ext. 239
Wake County Preschool Services:
For children age 3-5 with special developmental needs who live in Wake County, contact Wake County Preschool Services for a free, comprehensive evaluation for special educational needs (http://www.wcpss.net/Page/4310):
Phone: (919) 431-7700
Email: [email protected]
For guidance regarding toddler and preschool behavioral concerns, contact Wake County Project Enlightenment. Services include daycare and preschool behavioral consultation, developmental screening, parent behavioral workshops, and individual parent behavioral counseling:
Wake County SmartStart:
Wake County SmartStart provides public pre-kindergarten programs for eligible children who will be 4 on or before August 31 of the current year, has a library that provides free books each month to any Wake County child under 5, and offers other programs.
For community resources for children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorder, contact:
University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program
North Carolina Autism Society
For information and support for children and adolescents with ADHD, contact:
Mental Health Crisis:
Holly Hill Response Line
Wake County Crisis and Assessment
107 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27610
Weight & Fitness
For concerns about your child’s weight and fitness, contact:
WakeMed Energize Program:
Eat Smart, Move More NC:
Kids in Parks
The Kids in Parks program has established a network of trails designed to provide kids and families with fun outdoor activities. Through their TRACK Rx program, Carolina Kids Pediatrics is promoting this program and formally prescribing our patients to get active outdoors and reconnected to nature. Kids can track their progress online and receive prizes in the mail. For more information about the program,
click this LINK
Child Nutrition Services:
No Kids Hungry NC
A non profit associated with UNC Public Health. This organization can help with the application process for after school, summer and free breakfast programs through the school system.
WIC North Carolina
Women Infant's and Children program that provides nutrition assistance for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five.
In North Carolina, an applicant must be present at time of application and apply directly to the WIC office administered through the county Health Department of their county's residence.
They will need proof of identification, proof of income (for all household members with income) and proof of residence. Details can be found on above website under "how to apply".
Food Bank of North Carolina
This web site can help you locate the closest food bank to your home. This site includes links to Raleigh Food Bank, Durham Food Bank and Sand Hills Food Bank.
SNAP (Food Stamp Assistance Program)
Federally funded program administered by the State of North Carolina through the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
No online application or resources.