Social Services


The Carteret County Department of Social Services is here to improve the quality of life for all citizens of our county by providing a broad range of quality services in the most cost-effective way to meet the financial, medical, and social needs of our people. We strive to make human services and humane services synonymous, treating people with dignity and respect. We believe that our mission is:
  • To help people obtain the basic necessities of life;
  • To assist and protect our elderly and disabled adults;
  • To protect children and strengthen families;
  • To promote self-sufficiency through employment.
  1. Health Department Accredited With Honors

    Carteret County Health Department Accredited with Honors

    CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department has successfully completed a review process to maintain state accreditation and has achieved honors designation through the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board. Read on...
  2. Flu Shot Now Available

    Flu shots available at Health Department

    CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department is now offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine to the general public at the health department, 3820-A Bridges Street in Morehead City. Read on...
  3. Individuals now eligible for new Bivalent COVID-19 vaccination

    CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The CDC endorsed the CDC’s ACIP recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent, for use as a single booster dose at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination. Read on...
  4. Vaccine Shot Update

    COVID-19 vaccines now available for children ages 6 months and older

    CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Children as young as six months can receive pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine immediately following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Read on...

    COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, News Releases, & Detailed Reports

    You can see all Vaccine Information, Detailed Reports, compiled News Releases, and other pertinent information at the sites below: Read on...
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