Health Care

County Boasts a First-Rate Medical Community’

From pediatrics to geriatrics, Moore County has health care covered. This exceptional community of medical professionals and facilities includes the following:
FirstHealth Services

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a private, not-for-profit health care network, is headquartered in Pinehurst. Its more than 4,700 employees serve 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas. Licensed for four hospitals with 531 beds and also including facilities for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, a hospice, a home care program, community outreach programs, behavioral services, fitness facilities, primary and convenient care practices, a hospitality house, EMS and critical care transport services, a non-profit insurance plan, a philanthropic foundation and a host of other services, FirstHealth demonstrates a commitment to treating the whole patient and to providing quality health care for the entire community – especially those in need.

Moore Regional Hospital, FirstHealth’s flagship hospital, is an acute-care facility with 387 licensed beds. It offers a broad spectrum of specialties and a full range of health care services that match those typically associated with university medical centers and large urban hospitals. With the region’s constant changes, Moore Regional continues to refine its knowledge of the most advanced technology – all for the patients it serves.

Awards & Recognitions

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in Common Care in heart bypass surgery, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized Moore Regional as a “top-performing hospital” in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.
  • Moore Regional ranked No. 2 in the state in the patient picks list by Business NC Magazine.
  • Moore Regional ranked No. 6 in Business North Carolina’s best hospital list.
  • Moore Regional Hospital recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as “cutting-edge hospital” for quality and expertise in cardiac care.
  • The cancer program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
  • Moore Regional Named 7th Best in Nation for Heart Attack Care
  • Truven Top 50 Hospital for Cardiovascular Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Plus Center for Maternity Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Plus Center for Cardiology

Expert Specialty Care

Leading the way in the latest advancements in health care at FirstHealth are nearly 300 medical staff members.  More than 90 percent of these physicians are board certified – many in specialties such as cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, oncology, neonatology, behavioral services and bariatric surgery.

Reid Heart Center

FirstHealth has gained acclaim for its outstanding heart services led by expert physicians and surgeons who provide the region with the highest level of care and services. The Reid Heart Center is a modern health care facility worthy of the health care professionals who practice inside its walls.  Offering one of the largest, most comprehensive cardiovascular programs in the mid-Carolinas, the Reid Heart Center builds upon the hospital’s reputation for high-quality, personalized care combined with innovative clinical heart services. Visit for more information on the Reid Heart Center.

FirstHealth Valve Clinic

The FirstHealth Valve Clinic, located in Reid Heart Center, combines the expertise of interventional cardiologists and surgeons to give referring physicians and their patients focused and prompt assessments and treatment options.

The collaborative clinic offers patients with complex valvular disorders high-quality multidisciplinary care in a one-stop arrangement of cardiovascular specialists.

The FirstHealth Valve Clinic offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure for high-risk and non-operable heart patients. The Valve Clinic boasts a 100 percent TAVR device success rate. For more information, visit

FirstHealth’s Team of Heart Surgeons

FirstHealth’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Center provides comprehensive care in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the chest, including the heart, blood vessels, lungs and esophagus.  Three highly trained, board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons – John F. Krahnert Jr., M.D.; Peter I. Ellman, M.D.; and Art Edgerton, M.D. – bring many years of experience to FirstHealth’s heart program. For more information, visit

Cardiology Services

The FirstHealth Cardiology program ranks as one of the premier providers of cardiology services in Southeast North Carolina, providing patients and the communities FirstHealth serves with the highest level of care and resources possible. For more information, visit

Orthopaedic Services

FirstHealth boasts an award-winning orthopaedic program. Its fellowship subspecialty trained orthopaedic surgeons diagnose and treat orthopaedic diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system – the bones and joints of the arms, legs, spine and related structures such as nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

FirstHealth’s complete range of orthopaedic treatment covers nearly every orthopaedic condition, including joint disorders of the knee, hip and shoulder; arthritis; neck and back injuries and disorders; carpal tunnel syndrome; fractures and dislocations; foot, ankle and hand injuries; osteoporosis; and sports injuries.

FirstHealth’s orthopaedic surgeons perform more than 1,800 joint replacement surgeries a year, ranking them in the top 10 in North Carolina. To find out more about our Orthopaedic Services, visit

Cancer Services

FirstHealth’s cancer team provides the best medical care using the latest technology. Through their multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach, FirstHealth’s cancer specialists balance innovative treatment with individual needs. Patients and families are encouraged to work with the board certified cancer care physicians, nurses, therapists, nutritionists and other health care providers to ensure the highest quality of care at all stages of cancer.

At FirstHealth, our Support Services offer an integrative medicine approach that is designed to work together with traditional medical treatments. These comprehensive, evidence-based services can help relieve the negative physical and emotional effects of the patient’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

A program that helps make Moore Regional Hospital’s cancer program special is the Cancer CARE Fund. Created by The Foundation of FirstHealth, the Cancer CARE Fund provides direct assistance, either financially or through one-on-one support, to cancer patients and their families. Visit for more information.

Weight-Loss Surgery Program

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has partnered with Pinehurst Surgical to establish the most comprehensive bariatric program in the mid-Carolinas. The program offers Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band surgical approaches to significant weight loss and maintenance for those suffering from morbid obesity.

The FirstHealth Bariatric Center is staffed by an interdisciplinary team and coordinated by a patient navigator and registered dietitian who provide quality education and support, before and after surgery.  For more information, or to
see if you qualify, visit

Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation

FirstHealth Moore Regional’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is CARF accredited, and offers the latest rehabilitative therapies for patients suffering from stroke, bilateral knee replacement, hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and more.

FirstHealth Outpatient Rehabilitation has provided services to the Sandhills region for more than 40 years. Its therapists, who have access to the latest technology and continuing education, specialize in physical and occupational therapy and speech- language pathology.

The Joint Commission, the national health care accreditation and certification organization, has certified the stroke care program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center. For more information on FirstHealth Rehabilitation, call (910) 715-1600 or visit

FirstHealth Convenient Care

FirstHealth Convenient Care is available to fill the void between the true emergency of an emergency room visit and preventive care from a primary doctor.  Convenient Care treats patients 12 months and older. FirstHealth Convenient Care is located at 7473-C Hwy 22 in Whispering Pines, in the Food Lion Shopping Center. Visit for more information.

FirstHealth Family Medicine

FirstHealth offers a variety of primary care practices to meet a family’s health care needs. Providers treat all ages – from babies to grandparents – and are happy to accept new patients as well as physician referrals.  Locations in Moore County include Robbins, Seven Lakes, Vass and Whispering Pines. To find a FirstHealth Family Medicine clinic near you, visit

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

For patients whose pregnancies are considered high-risk, the FirstHealth UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine program at Moore Regional Hospital offers obstetrical care for women with pregnancies that are complicated by maternal disease, such as diabetes or hypertension, or any problem with the fetus, such as congenital abnormalities. Specialists have advanced training in dealing with complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures during pregnancy. For more information on the Maternal-Fetal Medicine service, visit

FirstHealth Response

FirstHealth Response is a personal emergency response service based at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.  This service, which provides 24-hour assistance with the touch of a button, is available to residents in Moore and surrounding counties. For more information, call FirstHealth Response at (910) 715-1271 or visit

FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care

As part of the FirstHealth of the Carolinas network, FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care is a resource for the community in the areas of education, bereavement and adjustment to loss.  FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care is not-for-profit and is the only hospice associated with FirstHealth of the Carolinas. The Hospice House is located on Highway 15-501 in Pinehurst. For more information, visit

FirstHealth Home Care

FirstHealth offers a full complement of home health services to patients in multiple counties in the Sandhills. For more information, visit

FirstHealth Fitness

As medical fitness centers, the two freestanding FirstHealth Fitness centers in Moore County are more than just gyms.  With a location in Pinehurst on the Moore Regional campus and another facility in Southern Pines, the programs are medically based and supervised by a medical doctor. All personal trainers and fitness coaches have college degrees in the fitness field. A full-time licensed dietitian is on staff at the Pinehurst center. For information on services and membership, call (910) 715-1800 or visit

Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) offered by FirstHealth Fitness encourages participating physicians to “prescribe” exercise for their patients. The Foundation of FirstHealth generously helped launch the Exercise is Medicine program with funding for Technogym equipment and software. Visit to find out more about this program.

FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company

A wholly owned subsidiary of FirstHealth of the Carolinas, FirstCarolinaCare offers a wide range of health benefit plans for businesses throughout the FirstHealth service area. In addition to providing coverage alternatives for local businesses, FirstCarolinaCare provides a Medicare Advantage product for Medicare-eligible individuals in Moore and surrounding counties. For more information on group health insurance, visit For more information on the Medicare Advantage product, visit 

To learn more about any of FirstHealth’s services, visit or call (800) 213-3284.

Additional Medical Services

Appalachian Physical Therapy

Open since 1986, Appalachian Physical Therapy offers orthopedics, women’s health, spinal, and trigger point dry needling programs. Located at 211-L Central Park Ave., in Pinehurst, Appalachian Physical Therapy is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Call (910) 215-0541 or visit

Carolina Eye Associates

A multi-subspecialty eye facility with eight offices located in North and South Carolina, Carolina Eye Associates provides medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and disorders. The practice was established in the spring of 1977 by Dr. Robert Gale Martin and Dr. George W. Tate Jr. in Pinehurst/Southern Pines. Their vision of making high-quality surgical eye care available to patients at a low cost resulted in one of the first freestanding outpatient eye centers in the United States to be approved by Medicare. Carolina Eye Associates’ 17 doctors include cataract and corneal specialists, laser vision correction specialists, glaucoma specialists, retina and vitreous specialists, oculoplastic specialists, medical ophthalmologists and optometrists. Over the past 30 years, Carolina Eye Associates has grown into one of the largest eye care and teaching centers in the United States, serving patients around the world. Call (910) 295-2100. The local facility is at 2170 Midland Road, Southern Pines.

Drug-Free Moore County

Drug-Free Moore County is a nonprofit coalition of concerned citizens and community agencies, including medical, mental health, education representatives and law enforcement officers, dedicated to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse through education and prevention. Drug-Free Moore County brings together the many organizations available in Moore County that provide assistance for those experiencing drug problems. In order to fulfill its mission to increase awareness, provide information and garner support in order to facilitate the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse in Moore County, the coalition sponsors annual activities, training and education services, as well as resource materials, consultations and presentations throughout the county. In addition to drugs and alcohol, the coalition provides services addressing teen pregnancy, “stranger danger,” the NRA’s Eddie the Eagle program and other educational programs. Drug-Free Moore County is affiliated with DayMark Recovery Services, (910) 295-6853; and Mobile Crisis Management, (877) 626-1772. Drug-Free Moore County meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:15 a.m. at The O’Neal School. Visit, call (910) 947-1902, email or visit the office at 703 D Pinehurst Ave., Carthage.

FirstHealth Home Care

Offers home health services in the comfort and security of the patient’s home, allowing patients to reduce the amount of time spent in the hospital while still being treated by highly skilled, specialized health professionals. Accepts Medicare and Medicaid, and is ACHCaccredited. Call (800) 876-2212.

FirstHealth Response

For individuals with medical problems that could demand immediate assistance. The program utilizes a client HELP button that is in instant contact with Moore Regional Hospital. Fee required. (910) 715-1271.

FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care

A charitable, not-for-profit agency dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care to persons with life-limiting illnesses and to their families. Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross-certified. Call (910) 715-6000. The FirstHealth Hospice Campus is located on Campground Road just off U.S. 15-501 north of Pinehurst. The campus includes an 11-bed, 16,000-square-foot Hospice House, a FirstHealth Grief Resource and Counseling Center as well as offices for the administrative and professional staff and a free-standing, nondenominational chapel.

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Information/Operator: (910) 715-1000 Main Entrance: 155 Memorial Drive. Visit for listings of specific hospital services.

Moore County Dept of Aging

Assistance with personal care and home management: laundry, meal preparation and bathing, home delivery of meals and respite services. Call (910) 215-0900.

Moore County Health Department

The Moore County Health Department oversees an array of essential programs and services to control communicable diseases, prevent and monitor environmental hazards, and educate and inform citizens on a variety of health behaviors to improve and protect health. Personal health programs offered include maternal and adult health services, communicable disease, family planning, WIC nutrition program, vital records (birth and death), case management and foreign travel. Environmental health services include permitting and inspection of food establishments, nursing homes, day cares, institutions, individual water supplies, on-site sewage treatment and disposal, public swimming pools and spas. Some services are free; however, most services charge a fee. Many clinical services use a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Appointments are required for some services. The Health Department is located at 705 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Environmental Health is at 1042 Carriage Oaks, Carthage. Animal Operations is located at 5235 N.C. 15-501, Carthage. Call (910) 947-3300 for the Health Department; (910) 947-4541 for Personal Health Services; (910) 947-3271 for WIC; and (910) 947-6283 for Environmental Health; or visit

Moore County Veterans Office

The Moore County Veterans Office is at 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. This location provides easier access for residents and larger offices for the Veterans Office team. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (910) 947-3257 and (910) 947-3334 (fax).

Moore Free Care Clinic

The Moore Free Care Clinic, 211 Trimble Plant Road, Southern Pines, provides high-quality primary and preventive medical care and offers enrollment aid for pharmaceutical patient assistance programs and drug discount cards. The medical programs offered include primary care, preventive care, off-site specialty care referrals, focused laboratory and diagnostic testing, and health education and resources. Services are provided for any resident of Moore County who lacks health insurance and whose income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. According to the 2012 Federal Register, the federal poverty guideline for an individual is $22,980 or $47,100 for a family of four. U.S. citizenship is not a criterion for services at the Moore Free Care Clinic. Patient care at the clinic is provided by physicians, physicians’ assistants and nurses, as well as volunteers. All medical providers are licensed by the state. The clinic office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, for previously scheduled eligibility screening appointments. To make an appointment or if you would like to volunteer, call (910) 246-5333, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or go to . The medical clinic is open Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Pinehurst Medical Clinic

Founded in 1952, by Joseph Hiatt, M.D., Pinehurst Medical Clinic offers a broad range of primary and specialty care services, including cardiology, electrophysiology, pulmonary, sleep medicine, gastroenterology, endoscopy, hematology, oncology, internal medicine, geriatrics and endocrinology. Call (910) 295-5511. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in Clinic hours of operation are Saturday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit

Pinehurst Surgical

Pinehurst Surgical has been providing quality health care services in Moore County since 1947. On July 17, 2006, the multi-specialty clinic celebrated its 60th anniversary and commemorated that milestone by opening for business in its new state-of-the-art 131,135- square-foot facility at 5 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst. Since that time, Pinehurst Surgical has grown to an active board-certified physician staff of 39, 14 mid-level providers and a professional staff of more than 250, offering specialty services in Women’s Care, General and Bariatric Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement, Spine and Interventional Pain Management, Urology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Audiology, Physical Therapy and Vascular and Vein Care. Call (910) 295-6831 or (800) 755-2500. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sandhills Urgent Care

Medical treatment on both routine and urgent basis for adults and children. Call (910) 692-5555 or stop by 10935 U.S. 15-501, Southern Pines.

Southern Pines Women’s Health Center, A FirstHealth Clinic

Southern Pines Women’s Health Center, a FirstHealth Clinic (SPWHC) is a group of obstetricians/gynecologists, who offer a complete package of women’s health services. Seven physicians and a family nurse practitioner—all board-certified or eligible— comprise the medical staff of SPWHC, which has offices in three Sandhills locations: 145 Applecross Road, Turnberry Woods, Pinehurst; 313 Teal Drive, Raeford; and 101 Medical Park Circle, Rockingham. Their services cover the full range of women’s health care, including the management of routine and high-risk pregnancies; the evaluation and treatment of infertility; and the examination, diagnosis and treatment of gynecological conditions and diseases. In addition to their board certification or eligibility, each physician is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Byron is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. TRICARE is now accepted. Call (910) 692-7928.

Spectrum Eye Center

As a primary eyecare practice in Pinehurst, Spectrum Eye Center provides a full “spectrum” of eye care services to its patients, including eye health examinations and treatment of eye diseases and problems, specialized contact lens services and complete eyeglass services. Spectrum Eye Center is located at 160 Fox Hollow Court, Pinehurst, between Turnberry Wood and Lawn and Tennis Court of N.C. The doctors at Spectrum Eye Center provide comprehensive eye health examinations for all ages from infants to senior citizens. In addition, they provide patients with state-of-the-art treatment and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye. Spectrum also has a full-service optical with two licensed opticians on staff, Jane Mills and John Hildebrand. The practice offers the newest technology in contact lenses and eyeglasses. They also have designer eyewear and sunwear, including Tom Ford, Christian Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, BMW, Oakley, Costa Del Mar and many more. Visit or call (910) 692-3937.

The Arc of Moore County

The Arc of Moore County is a private, nonprofit organization providing services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Services provided include advocacy, information and referral, respite care, family support through its First in Families program, social and recreational programs for teens and adults, employer of record services and case management services in partnership with The Arc of North Carolina. The Arc also is the lead agency for Aktion Club, a Kiwanis-sponsored community service organization for adults with disabilities. Contact The Arc of Moore County, 673 S. Bennett St., Southern Pines, at (910) 692-8272 or (800) 909-9272, by email at or visit

Local Life Care Facilities

Belle Meade Retirement Resort,
100 Waters Dr., Southern Pines • 246-1003.
Offers independent retirement living.

Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care
101 Brucewood Rd, Southern Pines • 692-4928.
Offers assisted living and a stand-alone memory care facility.

Fox Hollow Assisted Living and Memory Care,
190 Fox Hollow Rd, Pinehurst • 695-0011.
Offers assisted living and memory care services.

Kingswood Nursing Center,
915 Pee Dee Rd, Aberdeen • 944-8999.
Offers assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy. Willow Springs, an Alzheimer’s unit, is also part of Kingswood.

Magnolia Gardens
594 Murray Hill Rd, Southern Pines 692-6311.
Offers assisted living.

Manor Care Health Services,
205 Rattlesnake Trail, Pinehurst • 295-1781.
Offers skilled nursing and a full-service rehabilitation department, as well as respite stays.

Penick Village Retirement Community
500 East Rhode Island Ave. Extension, Southern Pines • 692-0300.
A continuing care retirement community that offers independent living and personal care, as well as skilled nursing care.

Pinehurst Health Care and Rehabilitation Center
300 Blake Blvd., Pinehurst, 295-6158.
Offers skilled care as well as respite and hospice care, and rehabilitation therapy.

Pine Knoll Retirement Village,
590 Central Dr, Southern Pines • 246-1008.
Offers independent retirement living.

Peak Resources – Pinelake
801 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage • 947-5155.
Offers skilled nursing services, Alzheimer’s, dementia and rehabilitative therapies.

Quail Haven Village
155 Blake Blvd., Pinehurst • 295-2294.
A continuing care retirement community offers independent Lifestyle apartments, home care services and skilled nursing services with speech, physical and occupational therapy services.

St. Joseph of the Pines Inc. Health Center and Rehabilitation Center
103 Gossman Dr, Southern Pines • 246-1000.
Offers skilled nursing, short-term and long-term rehabilitation as well as orthopedic rehab.

Tara Plantation
820 S. McNeill St., Carthage • 947-5888
Offers assisted living services as well as Alzheimer’s care services..

Respite Care


The Arc of Moore County:
(910) 692-8272

Moore County Department of Aging
(910) 215-0900


Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care
(910) 692-4928

Magnolia Gardens
(910) 692-6311

Pinehurst Health Care and Rehab:
(910) 295-6158

Quail Haven Village:
(910) 295-2294

Support groups offered by FirstHealth

FirstHealth of the Carolinas sponsors many community programs and support groups. Support groups meet at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital unless otherwise indicated. For more information about the groups, contact the Patient Education department at (910) 715-5266 or (910) 715-1582. Persons interested in attending meetings of any support group are encouraged to call the contact person to confirm the meetings’ times and places. Meetings may be rescheduled and/or cancelled, especially during the summer months and holidays. In addition, a complete listing of all upcoming FirstHealth events can be viewed at

Better Breathers — Moore County

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Note: There is no meeting the months of June, July and August. For more information, call (910) 692-9103 or (910) 715-5266. Location: Outpatient Conference Room, Moore Regional Hospital, 238 Page Road, Pinehurst.

Breastfeeding Mothers

Meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call (910) 715-2068. Location: Conference Room, Women and Children’s Unit, Moore Regional Hospital, 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst.

Cancer Support Group

Meets at 2 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call (910) 715-5266. Location: Cancer Center Resource Room, Moore Regional Hospital, 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst.

Cancer Survivors Support Group

Meets at 11 a.m., the second Tuesday of the month Registration required. For more information, call (910) 715-2298. Location: Cancer Center Resource Room, Moore Regional Hospital, 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst.

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.  For more information, call (910) 715-5266. Location: Conference Room, Outpatient Center, 238 Page Road, Pinehurst.

FirstQuit — Moore County

Ready to quit tobacco? Let us help you. Quit Class is held the first and third Thursday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. and the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. Support Group is held every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call (888) 534-5333 or (910) 715-1925. Location: FirstHealth Community Health building, 5 Aviemore Drive, Pinehurst.

Healing Connections

Meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. An ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. You may attend any or all meetings. Snacks and beverages provided. No registration required. For more information, call (910) 715-6000 or (866) 861-7485. Location: FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 251- B Campground Road, Pinehurst.

Implantable Cardioverterdefibrillator (ICD)

Meets quarterly on Thursdays at 5 p.m. (Aug. 15 and Nov. 21, 2015). For more information, call (910) 715-5266. Location: Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital, corner of N.C. 211 and Page Road, Pinehurst.

NAMI-MC Support Group

NAMI-MC (National Alliance on Mental Illness — Moore County) holds support meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call (910) 295-1053. Location: Training Room, Pinehurst Police Department. 420 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst.

Sandhills Ostomy Association

Meets first Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. Note: No meetings June through September. For more information, call (910) 215- 8086. Location: Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital, corner of N.C. 211 and Page Road, Pinehurst.

Sandhills Young Adult Cancer Support

For cancer patients and survivors between the ages of 18 and 50. Meets at 7 p.m., the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, call (910) 715-4230. Location: Clara McLean House, 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst.

Stroke Club

Meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Note: No meetings January, July or August. For more information, call (910) 715-5266. Location: Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital, corner of N.C. 211 and Page Road, Pinehurst

Food and Nutrition

American Heart Association

Publications department has free brochures and cookbook available. (800) 242-8721 or (910) 323-9387

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Located at the Moore County Agricultural Center, (910) 947-3188. Home economics information on meal planning, food safety and nutrition as well as gardening and livestock information. The Moore County Cooperative Extension also offers 4-H.

Meals on Wheels of the Sandhills

Delivered and financed by private funds; small charge; serving Aberdeen, Pinebluff, Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Noon meal on weekdays. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meals on Wheels of the Sandhills is located at 500 E. Rhode Island Ave. (910) 692-0384

Moore County Department of Aging

Home-delivered meals in Carthage, Whispering Pines, Robbins, West End/Seven Lakes, Vass/Lakeview, Cameron and Taylortown. (910) 215-0900

Moore County Dept of Social Services

Food stamps to supplement low incomes. The Moore County Department of Social Services is located at 1036 Carriage Oaks Drive, in Carthage. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (910) 947-2436

Sandhills/Moore Coalition

For Human Care Inc. Emergency food and clothing. Open for clients 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, 1500 W. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines. Donations accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. (910) 693-1600 or

Nutrition Counseling

  • FirstHealth Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center (800) 364-0499
  • Pinehurst FirstHealth Center (910) 715-1835
  • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital (910) 715-1000.
    Registered dietitians available by appointment to provide nutritional therapy education.
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