Health Check / Health Choice

Wilkes County offers free or low-cost health insurance for children and teens. This service provides better health for your children and peace of mind for you. Your child may qualify for Health Check (Medicaid) or North Carolina Health Choice - free or low-cost health insurance for children under the age of 19.


  • Counseling
  • Dental care
  • Hospital care
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Lab tests
  • Medical equipment and supplies

  • Medicines
  • Sick visits
  • Surgeries
  • Therapies
  • Vision and hearing care
  • Well-child checkups
Children with special health care needs may receive more benefits.

Health Check Coordinator

Wilkes County Health Department has a Health Check Coordinator, who's job is to assist you in getting the best care possible for your child/children in regards to well-check appointments and immunizations. The Health Check Coordinator is a resource that you can call to get information about the Health Department, additional medical doctors, dentists and eye doctors in our county that accept Medicaid.


For an application or more information, contact the Health Check Coordinator of Wilkes County at 336-651-7450 or call the Department of Social Services at 336-651-7400.