As of May 15, HOP eligibility has expanded to include NC Medicaid members who are eligible for Tailored Care Management through Vaya Health or Partners Health Management.

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But you can still help us make a bigger impact on health in WNC!

We encourage you to learn more about the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) and the services that may be available at no cost to your clients who are Medicaid beneficiaries. You can invite them to contact their care manager or Impact Health at 828-278.9900 to request a HOP eligibility screening.


Please contact Amanda Bauman, director of programs, at [email protected] or 828-564-6427.

Pilot-Eligible Services

NC Medicaid members with at least one (1) physical or behavioral health criteria and one (1) social risk factor living in our pilot region may qualify for one or more of the following services under HOP:

  • Essential utility set-up
  • Healthy home goods
  • Home accessibility and safety modifications
  • Home remediation services
  • Housing move-In support
  • Housing navigation, support and sustaining services
  • Inspection for housing safety and quality
  • One-time payment for security deposit and first month’s rent
  • Short-term post-hospitalization housing
  • Diabetes prevention program
  • Evidence-based group nutrition classes
  • Food and nutrition access case management services
  • Fruit and vegetable prescription
  • Healthy food box (pick-up or home delivery)
  • Healthy meal (pick-up or home delivery)
  • Medically tailored home-delivered meal
  • Reimbursement for health-related public and private transportation
  • Transportation for case management services
  • Evidence-Based Parenting Curriculum
  • Home Visiting Services
  • Holistic high-intensity enhanced case management
  • Linkages to health-related legal supports
  • Medical respite care


Please contact Amanda Bauman, director of programs, at [email protected] or 828-564-6427.

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