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Kids in Need Fund
(K.I.N. Fund)

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Phone: (828) 695-5800
FAX: (828) 695-5104

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map 3070 11th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602


Business Hours*
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

*Individual clinic hours may vary. Please visit each service specific page to view those hours.

What is the K.I.N. Fund's story?

She’s the child who lacks health insurance, is not eligible for Medicaid or NC Health Choice. He’s the child who often needs dental or vision care or is sick and needs medication but does not get it due to lack of money.

The Kids In Need Fund (K.I.N Fund) was established by the School Health Team of Catawba County Public Health to help meet the healthcare needs of school children who fit the fund’s eligibility guidelines.

Who is eligible to receive help from the K.I.N. Fund?

Individuals may be eligible to receive help from the K.I.N. Fund if they:

  • Resident of North Carolina
  • Enrolled in school (grades K-12)
  • Receives free or reduced lunch at school
  • Is not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or NC Health Choice

What does the K.I.N. Fund cover?

  • Preventive, diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services
  • Prescribed medications such as antibiotics and seizure medications
  • Limited dental services

How are school nurses involved?

Catawba County Public Health’s School Health Team is comprised of registered nurses who are specially trained in school health nursing. They serve in all three Catawba County school systems, from elementary to high schools, and provide health-related services to students that enable them to improve their potential for learning. For more information visit our school nurse website.

How can I help?

You may make tax deductible donations to the Catawba County Public Health “Kids In Need Fund.” For more information, please call Jennifer Lindsay, 828-695-6472. Healthier students learn better!