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Carteret Health Care Medical Center in Morehead City NC – Departments, Information, and Contacts

Carteret Health Care of Morehead City NC is the only hospital and medical center currently (2018) serving communities in Carteret County and the Crystal Coast. Information about this interest continues below the video.

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Formerly Carteret General Hospital

Location: 3500 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone Number: 252-499-6000
Beds: 135 inpatient, 13 Emergency Department Beds, 6 Express Care beds, and 5 CEU rooms. However, this hospital is actively expanding rapidly and this bed count is subject to change.

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Hospital Departments

  • Volunteers – 252-499-6046
  • Cancer Care / Medical & Radiation Oncology – 252-499-6177
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation – 252-499-6616
  • Care Call – 252-499-6091
  • Rehabilitation Services (Physically located at 3722 Bridges St) – 252-499-8461
  • Nurse Recruiter – 252-499-6028
  • Home Health & Hospice – 252-499-6081
  • Imaging Center – 252-499-6010
  • Medical Records – 252-499-6528
  • Joint & Spine – 252-499-6673
  • Foundation – 252-499-6646
  • Chaplain – 252-499-6402
  • Scheduling – 252-499-6200
  • Community Relations – 252-499-6336

Brady Birthing Center

Women’s services, breastfeeding classes, maternal child health department, labor and delivery, intermediate nursery, health care screening, obstetrics, family education, support groups, Ultrasonography, beautiful home-like environment across six birthing suites.

Cancer Center

Full range of oncology services, national cancer accreditation, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center partnership, screening and education, support groups, clinical trials, breast cancer treatment and support, chemotherapy, imaging, multidisciplinary treatment teams consisting of nutritionist, oncologist, nurses, and social workers.

Surgical Services

Five multipurpose surgical suites, one cysto/urology room, and two endoscopy rooms located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. Day surgery, anesthesia team, postoperative pain management, assist Brady Birthing Center with maternal epidurals, Post Operative Care Unit (recovery room).

Home Health Care and Hospice

Multidisciplinary treatment teams of social workers, physicians, nurses, speech therapist, volunteers and other support staff in the areas of Tube feedings, diabetic education and instruction, 24 on-call nurse, medical social worker, IV therapy and education, colostomy care, physical therapy, and other special needs.

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Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep lab consisting of four bedroom suites, accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, quiet and restful beds with TVs in the room and sleep number beds, specialized nursing and technologist care and education.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Newly operational angioplasty, stent placement, and interventional radiology services relating to cardiology services. Cardiovasular X-ray lab and imaging center.

Neurology Services

Specialized treatment of neurological illnesses including numbness and tingling, neuropathy, headaches and seizure disorders. Also offering services for Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s patients, EEG studies, EMG, and nerve conduction studies. Partnered with Carteret Medical Group (CMG) in Morehead City, Sea Level, and Cedar Point.

Emergency Services

  • Certified Silver Plus Stroke Center
  • Certified Gold Plus Heart Failure Center
  • Certified Silver AFib Center
  • Certified Silver Resuscitation Center

Partners with Vidant Medical Center’s EastCare medical helicopter transport for advanced medical care and trauma.

Carteret Health Care in Morehead City NC also offers additional services in the areas of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, diabetes care, joint and spine care, weight loss surgery, wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, food and nutritional services, and radiology.


January 14, 2021

Officials made the announcement that CHC will make the monoclonal antibodies treatment available to the public in an effort to keep COVID-19 patients from experiencing the most severe symptoms and to reduce hospitalizations.

October 2020

Carteret Health Care was chosen by the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company to participate in their monoclonal antibodies double-blind study which they hope will show that COVID-19 patients who receive this treatment will have better outcomes while having this virus. Early studies show patients who are treated with monoclonal antibodies have less severe symptoms compared to people undergoing traditional treatment.

Here in Carteret County, current patients positive for COVID-19 and who are at risk for complications from the virus will be chosen, then 1 group will receive the treatment while the other group receives a placebo. Then, local researchers will monitor the progress of all patients and deliver their findings to Eli Lilly.

September 2020

CHC offered the Town of Morehead City 1.2 million dollars to buy the abandoned National Guard armory adjacent to the facility on Bridges St. The local hospital wants to purchase the property to build a helipad for helicopters that transfer trauma patients and critically hurt patients to area trauma centers. Currently, the local medical center has permission to land life flight helicopters only on a grassy part of the armory grounds.

March 2020:

Effective March 16, 2020:

  • Only patients, staff and immediate, healthy family members may enter CHC.
  • Use the main lobby and the emergency department entrances. All others will be secured. The main lobby entrance will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  •  Anyone who enters CHC will be screened for respiratory signs and symptoms.
  • Visitation will be limited to healthy, immediate family members over 16 years of age. Identify the same one to two visitor(s) per day. Only visit if necessary and if you are healthy. All others should consider virtual options to communicate with patients.
  • The cafeteria will not be open to the public.

Carteret Health Care administrators took action to review policies and emergency preparedness plans this week at the facility as this medical institution faces the threat of coronavirus in North Carolina. Additionally, a hospital spokesperson said that they have implemented a “COVID-19 Task Team” led by Emergency Management to maintain a constant state of readiness should coronavirus cases pop up in the county. Additionally, the local hospital is maintaining significant contact with state health care officials, state emergency management and NC DHHS.

Harvey Case officially became the CEO of Carteret Health Care on January 27, 2020

January 2020: Administrators at the hospital placed visitation restrictions due to the high potential for flu transmission during the season. Children under 12 should refrain from being at the hospital unless they are receiving care. There is an exception for healthy siblings who are visiting the maternal child health ward. Additionally, under the current visitation restriction, patients will be limited to 2 visitors.

November 21, 2019: Carteret Health Care administrative staff announced that our local hospital is the first medical center in the State of NC to become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network allowing physicians access to greater knowledge and expertise. Additionally, being a part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network will allow local physicians and clinical staff to give greater levels of care with no additional cost. Interest include Carteret Medical Group (CMG).

November 1, 2019: The hospital board of trustees has announced that William “Harvey” Case will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing outgoing CEO Dick Brvenik who is retiring at the end of January 2020. Prior to his start date of February 1, 2020, Harvey Case was at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC. He held this position for eight years. Prior to this, he served as president of Vidant Pungo Hospital, as well as president of Duplin General Hospital and vice president of finance/ operations at Vidant Community Hospitals.

November 2, 2019: CHC Fall Craft Fair will take place to benefit the Joan Lamson Cancer Benevolent Fund. The craft fair will take place in the strip mall parking lot by EL’s on Bridges St. Contact Michelle Ingram if interested in purchasing a $35 vendor booth.

October 2, 2019: Representatives will be at West Carteret High School to present information about their scholarship that covers 90% of in-state tuition for students interested in becoming at Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, or Radiologist. This presentation will take place in the media center. Contact Tonya Dixon to learn more about nurse recruitment and support staff recruitment at CHC.


Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

5 thoughts on “Carteret Health Care Medical Center in Morehead City NC – Departments, Information, and Contacts

  • November 20, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    In 2020, the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program recognized CHC and the Brady Birthing Center as a provider committed to the gold standard in infant sleep education and care.

    The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program is a progtram developed by Cribs For Kids and focuses on best practices around preventing infant suffocation while sleeping in cribs.

  • August 1, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    July 2019: Awarded 2 contracts for capital investments to T.A. Loving (based in Goldsboro) and American Builders (based in Greenville).

    T.A Loving was awarded $3,276,600 to move the central sterile unit from the first floor to the second floor to be closer to the surgical suit.

    American Builders was awarded $1,352,700 to renovate the hospital pharmacy to meet new federal guidelines set to be in place by December 1, 2019.

    Both contracts represent $4.6 million dollars in capital investments.

  • January 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Carteret Health Care was recently named one of the best hospitals for Orthopedics by the Womens Choice Awards.

  • December 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I read the announcement by Carteret Health Care on their efforts to support tuition assistance for nurses and certified nursing assistants as a means for retention to keep these professionals working locally within the community that many times they were born and raised in. I honestly believe this will go a long way towards quality of medical care and want to thank the administration for these efforts.

  • October 28, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Does anyone know if Carteret Medical Group has offices at the hospital where they actually see patients or do they just admit patients there?


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