UNC Home Health Care

Care with a family centered focus

About Us:

UNC Home Health provides expert health care services to adults in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, whether for acute or chronic illness or as a follow up to hospital care.

UNC Home Health is a Medicare certified, Joint Commission accredited home health agency.

Our Services:

UNC Home Health provides part-time, intermittent home health services to homebound patients.

  • Intermittent Skilled Nursing - Skilled Nurses perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient and formulate a plan of treatment to meet each patient’s specific home health needs. The skilled nurse communicates frequently with the patient’s physician to update the plan of treatment. Examples of skilled nursing care include, but are not limited to: wound care, patient education regarding medications, disease processes, and infusion services.
  • Home Health Aides - Provide personal care for specific patient needs under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist.
  • Physical Therapists - Provide services to help relieve pain, restore maximum body function, and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss to part of the body.
  • Speech Therapists - Treat speech and language disorders that result in communication disabilities and swallowing disorders.
  • Occupational Therapists - Provide services to help improve and restore functions impaired by illness or injury and to improve ability to perform tasks needed for independent living.
  • Registered Dieticians - Provide counseling regarding dietary needs.
  • Medical Social Workers - Assist patients in gaining access to community resources, educate patients about long term care options and provide financial counseling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which insurance plans are you contracted with?

A: UNC Home Health participates with Medicare and Medicaid and accepts most major insurance companies.

Q: What is the cost of home health services?

A: The cost of home health services varies depending on your insurance coverage.  Our billing department will contact your insurance company and inform you of any charges associated with your home health.

Q: What does “homebound” mean?

A: Homebound means it is a considerable and taxing effort to leave home and that absences from the home are infrequent and of short duration.  Your insurance company may have additional restrictions regarding homebound status.

Q: How do I get home health started?

A: UNC Home Health must have orders from your doctor regarding your home health needs.  Please contact your physician to initiate home health services.

Q: How can I obtain equipment (i.e. walkers, cane, etc.) in the home?

A: The need for equipment may indicate a need for home health services.  Please call us at 919-966-4915


UNC Home Health provides expert health care services to adults in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, whether for acute or chronic illness or as a follow-up to hospital care. UNC Home Health provides education, individual plans of care and physical assessments according to doctor's orders.

After UNC Home Health receives a physician order for a home health evaluation, our admission staff will visit to assess the needs of the patient and family.

To make a referral: Physician's / Hospital Case Managers

Please call 919-966-4915 or 888-424-6273

Referrals are taken between 8 am and 5 pm seven days a week including holidays.  

The following information is required when making a referral:

  • Patient name, physical address, and phone number
  • Diagnosis, social security number and date of birth
  • Services requested
  • Name and phone number of Physician responsible for signing home care orders
  • Insurance information
  • Caregiver name and phone number

Contact Us

UNC Home Health
1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite 200
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

Chapel Hill Office:
Central Intake: 919-784-4484

Chatham Branch:
Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Nurse and Clinical Supervisor are on call after hours and on weekends/holidays.

Talk to Your Doctor

Talk to your doctor about whether home health may be the right option for your ongoing care.

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