Cape Fear Valley Health to host Medicaid enrollment event in Harnett County

LILLINGTON, NC – Jan. 8, 2024 – Cape Fear Valley Health, in collaboration with First Source, will host a free in-person workshop to assist Harnett County residents who would like assistance signing up for Medicaid under North Carolina’s new expansion. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harnett County Resource Center and Library, Training Room 103 A, located at 455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington. There are no reservations for this event, it is first-come, first-served.

At Cape Fear Valley’s event, there will be hands-on help for individuals to check if they qualify for Medicaid and assist them in applying for Medicaid online. Residents can also check their eligibility and sign up online at or through a paper application or in-person at the local Department of Social Services (DSS).

About Medicaid expansion in North Carolina

Since Dec. 1, 2023, more North Carolinians aged 19 through 64, including those with higher incomes, can access health care coverage through Medicaid, even if they didn’t qualify previously. Medicaid covers essential healthcare services like doctor visits, annual check-ups, emergency care, mental health services, and more, often at minimal or no cost to recipients.

Most individuals in North Carolina aged 19 through 64 can qualify for Medicaid if they meet specific criteria: residing in North Carolina, being a citizen or qualifying non-U.S. citizen, and having a household income below 138% of the federal poverty level which equates to:

  • Single Adults: Total income, before taxes, of $1,676 per month or less ($20,120 per year).
  • Family of 2: Total income, before taxes, of $2,267 per month or less ($27,214 per year).
  • Family of 3: Total income, before taxes, of $2,859 per month or less ($34,307 per year).
  • Family of 4: Total income, before taxes, of $3,450 per month or less ($41,400 per year).
  • For each additional person, add $591 per month ($7,094 per year) to the total household income.

People who believe they may qualify are encouraged to visit for comprehensive details, application guidance, and to receive updated information, ensuring you receive all essential notifications about Medicaid benefits.

Media contact for Cape Fear Valley: Chaka Jordan, 910-615-6098 or c[email protected].

About Cape Fear Valley Health System
Cape Fear Valley is a 1,000+ bed, 8-hospital regional health system, with more than 1 million inpatient and outpatient visits annually. A private not-for-profit organization with 7,400 employees and 1,300 providers on our medical staff, it includes Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health Care, Bladen County Hospital, Hoke Hospital, Health Pavilion North, Health Pavilion Hoke and Harnett Health. For more information, visit