Pregnancy Care Management
What to Expect
Pregnancy Care Management (OBCM) is a statewide program in North Carolina that promotes healthy mothers and babies. OBCM care managers are registered nurses or social workers who will work with you and your prenatal provider to ensure you receive the best possible care while you are pregnant and after you deliver your baby.
OBCM Care Managers:
- Help you get the services you need, like medical care, transportation, food or housing
- Refer to other programs, like the WIC nutrition program, Parenting, Breastfeeding, or Childbirth classes *See
- Assist to deal with challenging levels of stress
- Offer ways to assist in taking care of you
- Provide information on health and family topics, to include pregnancy and development
Individuals must have Medicaid or be Medicaid eligible and meet screening criteria, including but not limited to:
- Chronic medical conditions or behavioral health issues which may cause complications
- Fetal complication
- History of delivery of a low birth weight baby (less than 5.5 lbs)
- History of preterm delivery (baby born before 37 weeks gestation)
- Late entry into prenatal care (after 14 weeks gestation)
- Pregnant with multiples (twins, triplets, etc.)
- Substance abuse or tobacco use
- Unsafe living environment (domestic violence or abuse)
EnrollmentThere are no out of pocket expenses to participate in this program.
To enroll or for more information please call 910-347-2154 ext. 3914. The program is located on the 2nd floor of the Health Department.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be seen. After hours are available M-F by request.
Banking on Babies Incentive Program Make healthy choices for you and your family to earn free items such as:
- Education toys
- Safety supplies