Community Resources

COVID-19 Testing

If you suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus, contact your primary medical provider to alert them and to find out if your provider has coronavirus tests. If you need additional assistance, contact Brunswick County Public Health Services.

Designated Testing Centers:

Novant Health - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, 13 Medical Campus Drive in Supply

Dosher Urgent Care Clinic - 4222 Long Beach Road in Southport; call ahead at (910) 454-4732


Assistance for People with Disabilities

Residents with access or functional needs or disabilities can sign-up online for the Access & Functional Needs Registry or by contacting Kelley Currie, Access & Functional Needs Coordinator, (910) 253-2850 or kelley.currie@brunswickcountync.org.

Notices in American Sign Language:


Family & Child Nutrition

Food Bank Database

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. has a searchable database of all food bank partners providing services, including food pantries, hot meals and shelter meals. Changes in hours of operation for these organizations are updated in real time. 

Brunswick County Schools

Brunswick County Schools provides breakfast and lunch (pick-up only) to children from 1 to 18 years of age in the Leland area at North Brunswick High School, 114 Scorpion Drive, Leland, NC 28451. Hours: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Monday – Friday 

The school district has also begun offering pre-orders of meals and options for delivery of meals. Delivery requests and pre-orders must be completed through the Brunswick County Schools website, which also has instructions and tutorials on the meal program. 

Pandemic EBT Program

North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. Qualifying families will begin to receive this benefit in coming weeks. 

The program provides a $250 benefit - provided in two installments - on an EBT card to families whose children are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. An additional benefit is possible if North Carolina schools are closed beyond May 15.

Families will be able to use the P-EBT benefit to purchase food items at EBT authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores.

You do not need to apply for P-EBT. Eligible families already receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card. P-EBT eligible families not already enrolled in FNS will be mailed a new EBT card in the next few weeks. Families who receive a new EBT card will receive a letter explaining how to activate and use their card. 

North Carolina is one of the first four states to receive federal approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to provide P-EBT benefits, which are entirely federally funded.  

More information is available on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website


Senior Services

Brunswick Senior Resources

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. (BSRI) offers curbside pick-up of meals for residents 60+ at its Leland center, 121 Town Hall Drive NE, on Mondays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. New participants must RSVP at (910) 754-2889.

The BSRI Food Pantry is serving residents 60+ by delivery and appointment only. Call Mallory Balice, Leland Center, (910) 754-7701.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program is available to seniors 60 and up who are homebound, unable to cook and/or shop, and are living alone or unable to have nutrition needs met by a caregiver.

The program provides two hot meals and three frozen meals delivered twice a week.  

To determine your eligibility for this program, contact the Leland-area case manager, (910) 754-3658.

For more information, visit the Meals on Wheels website or follow Meals on Wheels on Facebook

 


Mental Health

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has two new mental health resources to support residents throughout the state during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hope4NC Helpline - 1 (855) 587-3463

  • Connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis

  • Served over 4,400 people in the most impacted counties during most recent hurricane efforts; is now available to everyone in N.C.

  • In partnership with all seven of the state’s LME/MCOs and REAL Crisis Intervention Inc. in Greenville

  • Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person

Hope4Healers Helpline - (919) 226-2002 

  • Provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders and other staff who work in health care settings, as well family members of these professionals 

  • In partnership with the N.C. Psychological Foundation.

  • Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for people to reach out for support; they will be contacted quickly by a licensed mental health professional for follow-up 

Hope4Healers is also recruiting and onboarding additional licensed behavioral health professional volunteers to support this helpline. Volunteers must register though the NC Training, Exercise, and Response Management System (NC TERMS)