We work in cooperation with other public and private entities to protect children, strengthen families, and help all Wake County residents to achieve maximum self-sufficiency.
North Carolina has a federally mandated, State-supervised, and County-administered social services system. This means the federal government authorizes and funds the majority of national programs, and the State government provides oversight and support. It is the local county departments of social services that actually deliver the services and benefits to the residents of North Carolina.
In North Carolina, the single administrative agency is the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In Wake County, the Department of Human Services is the umbrella agency that encompasses the Division of Social Services.
Please take the time to review our list of programs
by following the links to the left.
Report a Change to your Food Assistance or Family Medicaid Case
Report changes about your Food and Nutrition Services or Medicaid case to the Wake County Human Services Customer Support Center at
(please do not send confidential or private information, such as your Social Security number or medical diagnosis, in an email).
NC FAST Update
Medicaid Provider Lists
There are several ways to find a Medicaid doctor, dentist or other medical provider. Before you make an appointment, be sure to ask if the provider still takes Medicaid patients. The NC Department of Health and Human Services maintains several Medicaid Provider Lists including primary care providers, dentists, mental health providers and Medicaid specialists.
|*NEW* If you need medical care and are waiting on your Medicaid application, please consult our list of providers.|
Wake County Resource Guide 2016