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At the Center for Integrated Health Care, we know that our patients, their families and caregivers sometimes need extra help, an experienced advocate, extended family support or a compassionate network or learning experience to realize optimal health and well being.

Or, our patients and their families may need additional health care or support beyond the scope of what our counselors, physicians and clinicians can provide. And some patients and families find additional resources and knowledge help them heal more quickly or sometimes, better understand an illness, disorder, health issue, prevention, intervention or solution.

We also believe in self-advocacy; often our patients find the path to their healthiest potential comes in asking and receiving extended support from friends, family and community-based programs. So we encourage you to visit here often to explore resources, additional support, services provided by nonprofits, or even reading materials and research relevant to your health, life balance or your family's well being.

To learn more, just click on the links below.

Recommended Websites & Reading

All Kinds of Minds - A nonprofit aspiring to help struggling students measurably improve their success in school and life

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Psychological Association

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Family Resource Guide to Alzheimer's

Emedicine – Consumer health information, with health resource information, lifestyle and emergency information, glossary, drug recalls and alerts

MedlinePlus – A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health

Mesothelioma Center - a resource for the rare cancer occurring mainly from asbestos exposure.

NIH - National Institute of Health

NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health

WebMD

Medterms Glossary of Health Care Terms & Definitions

Seeking additional support or assistance?
Toll-Free Numbers for Information, Referral, Assistance & Support

Find a Support Group, Organization or relevant Website, listed alphabetically:

Adult Care
Aging
Alzheimer's
Arthritis
Brain Injury
Diabetes
Disabilities : Includes Hearing, Physical & Visual Impairments, Developmental Disabilities — Autism, PDD, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Respite Services
Education
Employment Assistance & Training
Family Support
Grandparent Support
Health & Mental Health
Herpes
Hospice
Medication / Prescription Drug Resources & Assistance
Muscular Dystrophy
Osteoporosis
Pain Management
Parent Support
Postpartum Depression
Prostate Cancer
Social Security / SSI
Stroke
Suicide
Substance Abuse

Support Groups & Organizations

Adult Care

Elderhaus, Inc. - Serves Brunswick , New Hanover & Pender counties with adult daycare, adult day healthcare, group respite
1950 Amphitheater Drive, Wilmington
910.343.8209

Southeastern Center Developmental Disability Services - Adult daycare
5041 New Centre Drive , Suite 200 , Wilmington , 28405
910.313.3232

Aging

New Hanover County Department of Aging - Services include congregate meals, home-delivered meals, senior centers, recreation, transportation, information & referral, assistance, health promotion, wellness programs and disease prevention, employment assistance, Operation Fan/Heat Relief
2222 South College Road, Wilmington
910.452.6400

Resource Guide for Senior Services - Provides a comprehensive directory of services, organizations and programs for older adults, their families and caregivers.
Resource Guide website

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Association website

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
1-800.438.4380
ADEAR website

Alzheimer's Support Groups (New Hanover County)
-Meets third Monday monthly, 1:30 pm, New Hanover County Senior Center
-Meets last Monday monthly, 6:30 pm, Cape Fear Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Room
-Meets third Thursday monthly, 2 pm, Plantation Village
Contact Kay Walker, 910.686.1944
-Meets second Thursday monthly, 4 pm , Cornelia Nixon Davis Healthcare Center, 1001 Porter's Neck Road , Wilmington
Contact Mary Ruhlman, 910.686.7195

Alzheimer's Support Group ( Brunswick County )
Meets fourth Wednesday monthly, 3 pm , Southport
Contact Person: Ava McDonald, 910.457.3933

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation - Information and resources pertaining to arthritis.
Arthritis Foundation website

Brain Injury

Wilmington Brain Injury Support Group
Meets second Monday monthly, 7–9 pm , Coastal Rehab Hospital , 2131 South 17th Street , Wilmington
Contact Barbara Masciotti, 910. 815.5456
Barbara.Masciotti@nhhn.org
Jayne Sanderson, 1.800.778.7033
Jayne.Sanderson@nhhn.org

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Online resources and information about diabetes.
ADA Web Page

Diabetes Support Group
Meets monthly, 3rd Thursday, 1:30 pm .
2222 South College Road , Wilmington
Contact: Trish Snyder, 910.343.6758

Disabilities

Arc of North Carolina
16 E. Rowan Street Suite 204 , Raleigh NC 27619
919.782.4632 or 1.800.662.8706
Contact: Rsewell108@aol.com
www.arcnc.org/ website

ASA of North Carolina
505 Oberlin Road Ste. 230 , Raleigh NC 27605-1345
919.743.0204 or 1.800.442.2762 (toll-free in NC only)
Contact ASNC@aol.com
www.autismsociety-nc.org website

Child & Adolescent Services Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services
3006 Mail Service Center , Raleigh NC 27699-3006
919.733.3654
Contact PatPorter@ncmail.net
www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas/developmentaldisabilities website

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA)
New Hanover County
Canterbury Shopping Center
2212 S. 17th Street, Wilmington
910.343.7711
Contact: Leanne McTavish

Family Support Network of SE North Carolina
1501 Dock Street, Wilmington
251.5817

Independent Living
1506 Market Street, Suite B, Wilmington
251.5810

United Cerebral Palsy
1526 Harbour Drive, Wilmington
910.799.8737

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Center for the Study of Development And Learning

CB# 7255, Chapel Hill NC 27599-7255
919.966.5171
Contact: cdlweb@css.unc.edu
http://cdl.unch.unc.edu website

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
1001 Navaho Dr. Suite GL-103, Raleigh NC 27609
919.850.2833 or 800.357.6916
Contact: hriddle@dhr.state.nc.us
www.nc-ddc.org website

Regional Resource Center for NC Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
1316 S. 16th Street, Suite 411 , Wilmington ,  NC
910.251.5702 or 910.251.5767 TDD
1.800.205.9915 or 1.800.205.9916 TDD

Respite Care for the Developmentally Disabled
202 Dorchester Pl.
Wilmington,  NC   28412
910.313.1000

Southeastern Center Developmental Disability Services - Adult Day Care
5041 New Centre Drive , Suite 200 , Wilmington
910.313.3232

Services for the Blind
404 N. Third Street, Wilmington
910.251.5743

Wilmington TEACCH Center (Autism, PDD)
1320 South 16th Street , Wilmington NC 28401
910.251.5700
teacch@wilmington.net
www.unc.edu/depts/teacch

Education

Exceptional Children Assistance Center (ECAC)
Provides parent support and education; includes advocacy, help with school IEP issues
907 Barra Row Ste. 102/103, Davidson , NC 28036
704.892.1321 or 800.962.6817 NC toll-free
ecac@ecac-parentcenter.org
www.ECAC-parentcenter.org website

Wilmington TEACCH Center (Autism, PDD)
1320 South 16th Street , Wilmington NC 28401
910.251.5700
teacch@wilmington.net
www.unc.edu/depts/teacch

Employment Assistance & Training

Vocational Rehabilitation
1506 Market Street, Suite A, Wilmington, NC
910.251.5710

Family Support

Family Support Network of SENC
1501 Dock Street, Wilmington
910. 251.5817

Hospitality House of Wilmington
Provides support to patients and families of those in medical crisis
1613 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington
910.763.2130

New Hanover County Department of Social Services
1650 Greenfield Street, Wilmington
910.341.4700

Preemie Support Group of Brunswick County
Meets third Tuesday monthly, 7–8:30pm, 438 Caison Loop Road SE, Winnabow
Contact Danielle Holbrook or Pam Richards 910.253.8936

Project Lifesaver
NHC Sheriff's Office & Pilot Club of Wilmington, Inc - A rapid response partnership with law enforcement aiding victims and families with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders such as Down Syndrome and autism
Wilmington
910.362.3939

Grandparent Support

Grandparent Support Group
New Hanover Co DSS, Wilmington
Contact Jeff Olson 910.341-4701  

Health

New Hanover County Health Department
2029 S. 17th Street, Wilmington
910.343.6500

New Hanover County Mental Health Center
Southeastern Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse
2023 S. 17th Street, Wilmington 
910.251.6440


Herpes

Herpes Support Group - Coastal HELP
Planned Parenthood, Wilmington
910. 762.5566

Hospice

Lower Cape Fear Hospice
725-A Wellington Ave, Wilmington
910.772.5444
1.800.733.1476
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Web Page

Medication Resources

North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission - Prescription drug assistance program for eligible patients 65+ who have cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Call 1.800.662.7030 for eligibility and application.

Prescription Drug List - Online drug information resource and medical encyclopedia.
Rx List website

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Support Group
Meets monthly, 2nd Wednesday, noon–1 pm
Hampton Inn Medical Park 2320 South 17th Street, Wilmington
910.791-8585

Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) - Online resources and information about osteoporosis. NOF Web Page

Pain Management

Stop Pain - Online resource provides information about pain management.
Stop Pain website

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Support Group
3563 Kirby Smith Drive, Wilmington
910.791-5731
Coordinator: Shirley Halvorson, sdhalvor@bellsouth.net

Prostate Cancer

Wilmington Prostate Cancer Support Group
4629 Weybridge Lane, Wilmington, NC
Contact G. Bloesch, 910.350.2728
GBloesch@cs.com

Social Security / SSI

Disability Hotline - Information and referral service for questions on Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income: 1-800-638-6810

Social Security Administration
1528 South 16th Street, Wilmington
1.800.772.1213 or 910.815.4733

Stroke

National Stroke Association - Online resources and information about stroke.
NSA Web Page

Substance Abuse

Fresh Beginnings Alcoholics Anonymous
Wilmington
910.762.0301

Child & Adolescent Services Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services
3006 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-3006
919.733.3654
www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas/developmentaldisabilities

Stepping Stone Manor
Provides rehabilitation and residential treatment, employment assistance
416 Walnut Street, Wilmington
910.762.1743

Suicide Support

SOS Support Group
1602-A N. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach
Contact: Johnnye Wyke, 910. 256.3802

Toll-free numbers

AIDS Hotline
1-800-342-2437

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
1-800-672-4213
1-800-438-4380

American Diabetes Association of NC
1-800-682-9692
Provides information concerning symptoms, referral or financial help and support for those who have questions about diabetes.

Cancer Hotline
1-800-422-6237
Provides medically approved answers to cancer-related questions.

Cancer Information
1-800-422-6237

CARE-LINE
Office of Citizen Services
1-800-662-7030

Carolina Poison Center, Charlotte
1-800-848-6946
704-395-3754 Fax

Crisis Line Open House
1-800-672-2903
910-392-0628

Drug Abuse
(New Hanover County)
1-800-672-2903

Eldercare Location Number
1-800-677-1116

Heart Line
1-800-241-6993
Information about heart disease and preventative measures

Home Health Agency Hotline
1-800-624-3004
919-733-8274 Fax

Insurance Information Consumer Division
NC Dept. of Insurance
1-800-662-7777

Library for the Blind
1-800-232-5463

Library for the Handicapped
1-888-831-5922

Medicaid Information
1-800-662-7030
919-715-8174 Fax

Medical Review of North Carolina
(Beneficiary Hotline)
1-800-722-0468

Medicare and Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
Medicare Information Web Page

Medicare Hotline Part B Coverage
1-800-672-3071
Medicare Information Web Page

Medicare Part A Claims
(Beneficiaries)
1-800-685-1512
Medicare Information Web Page

NC Literacy Resource Center
1-800-553-9759

NC Medical Society
1-800-722-1350
List of practicing NC physicians

Rape Victim Hotline
1-800-826-6200

S.H.I.I.P. (Seniors Health Insurance Information Program)
1-800-443-9354
919-733-3682
Helps seniors with questions about Medicare supplemental health insurance

TTY Directory Assistance
1-800-855-1155

V.A. Hotline
1-800-827-1000

Veterans Benefits
1-800-827-1000
Information on veterans' claims and benefits

 

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