Home Health

Carteret Home Health Services allows patients to enjoy natural and familiar surroundings while at the same time receiving the highest quality professional medical care. Carteret Home Health encourages care participation from the family. 

Carteret Home Health is accredited by The Joint Commission and recognized as a HomeCare Elite recipient. 

Services available include Professional Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Personal Care/Family Aides, Medical Social Worker, Other Special Needs including Colostomy Care, IV Therapy, Tube Feedings, Diabetic Instruction and 24 hour on-call nurse.

For more information call 252-499-6081





Hospice provides hope, care and dignity to patients who face life-threatening illness — and their families. Most people do not want to die alone in sterile, impersonal surroundings, hooked up to machines and cut off from their family and friends. And they don’t want to die in pain. They’d prefer, if possible, to spend their last days at home, alert and free of pain, among the people and things they love.

Carteret Health Care’s Hospice is dedicated to making this possible.

Hospice provides:

  • Teaching, assistance and support to caregivers
  • Nursing Services
  • Registered Nurse on call 24 hours day, 7 days a week
  • Medical social worker and chaplain for support and counseling
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy services
  • Dietary counseling
  • Volunteers
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Grief education and counseling


Carteret Health Care Hospice offers care for those suffering from cancer, Alzheimers, end-stage heart diseases, end-stage respiratory diseases and other life-limiting illnesses. We offer a team approach to medical, nursing, social and spiritual care.

Most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover Hospice services. However, Hospice care is based on the patient’s need, not the ability to pay. Carteret Health Care Hospice is Carteret County’s only not-for-profit hospice agency.

Do You Need To Be Referred?

A patient doesn’t need to be approved by a physician for a hospice referral. Anyone can call, at any time. If you prefer, we can speak with your current doctor regarding a specific plan of care.

We’re happy to visit with your family or friends to answer questions. Hospice care can begin whenever you feel the time is right.
Contact Carteret Health Care Hospice at 252-499-6081 or hospice@carterethealth.org.

Volunteers: The Heart of Hospice

Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice care, providing assistance at all skill levels. Many of our volunteers are relatives and friends of former hospice patients. To be a hospice volunteer, there’s training to prepare you to make a real difference. 

Call 252-499-6081 to learn more.

Supporting Hospice

You and your friends may want to support Hospice through donations, memorial gifts or bequests. Community support assists us in providing important services to our patients and their loved ones. Whether you give a gift of money, time or talent, your gift is caring.

Donations to Hospice can be made to:
Carteret Health Care Hospice
PO Drawer 1619, Morehead City NC 28557

For more information about supporting Hospice, please contact the Foundation at foundation@carterethealth.org.

Carteret Health Care Hospice maintains active membership in the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHCNC), the National Association for Home Care (NAHC), and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.