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County to provide free Medicaid help this week

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The county will host a Medicaid resource fair for the community to meet with health plan representatives on Wednesday.

Hosted by New Hanover County Health and Human Services, the event will include representatives available to answer questions and provide information on benefits and enrollment. 

Community members will also have the opportunity to learn about the Healthy Opportunities Program, a free initiative where HHS staff offer fruit and vegetable vouchers, cooking classes and nutrition services for free to Medicaid subscribers.

Also available at the fair: COVID-19 information and health equity outreach, car seat checks, child passenger safety demonstrations, and other safety information. 

Latin Foodies and Sunset Slush are expected to attend the event and provide refreshments for event participants.

The fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 29 at the HHS building at 1650 Greenfield Street. Attendees can drop in at any time during the event’s duration.

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