Medical-Legal Partnership

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Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) project brings together physicians, nurses, social workers, community health workers, attorneys and paralegals to address social and environmental determinants of poor health that may have a legal remedy, including: substandard housing conditions; domestic violence; food, income, and housing insecurity; improper denials of Medicaid and disability benefits; and failure to provide children with the special educational services to which they are entitled. Our Medical-Legal Partnership project is expanding across the state. Examples of our current partnerships include:

Statewide and Regional

  • North Carolina Cancer H​ospital​
  • North Carolina Community ​Health Center Association​
  • UNC Children’s Primary Care and NC Children’s Hospital​​
  • FirstHealth of the Carolinas


  • Lincoln Community Health Center
  • Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center
  • ​​El Futuro


  • Family Service of the Piedmont
  • Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine​
  • Cone Health
  • Mustard Seed Clinic


  • Downtown Health Plaza, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist​

Get Help

Legal Aid NC Helpline

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday

Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.