Community Care Clinic


BetsyThe Community Care Clinic was established in 2006, in response to a growing number of uninsured in our community. It is estimated that over 4,000 adults in Watauga County will remain uninsured in spite of the Affordable Care Act. Our clinic is located in the Hannah Building (the former Health Department) off of Bamboo Road, at 141 Health Center Drive, Suite B.

Our medical services include primary care, care in a range of specialties, and health education. Appalachian Dental Care and Western Carolina Eye Associates partner with the clinic to provide reduced cost care. Volunteerism (both medical and non-medical) continues to be vital in providing healthcare to the many uninsured patients that we serve.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Community Care Clinic is to provide healthcare to low-income persons in our community who do not have health insurance. Through disease prevention, continuity of care and active follow-up, we can promote the health and well-being of our community.

Patient Eligibility

 The clinic provides healthcare to low-income persons who do not have health insurance.  Please call 828-265-8591 for an appointment.


Accredited by the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics
Member of the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics
Member of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Core Values

  • We believe that all patients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of the ability to pay.
  • We believe that our mission is to promote health and wellness.
  • We believe that primary healthcare is local and that community based planning, collaboration, and support are critical.
  • We believe in maintaining high standards of operation for the clinic, and professionalism for our staff and volunteers.
  • We believe in good stewardship of all resources and services.

 In the News

Thanks to the following businesses for providing food for our volunteers during evening clinic hours:  Primo's, Stickboy Kitchen, Rock Sports Bar and Grill and Coyote Kitchen!

Welcome new board members Ellen Arnold and Kathy Harris!  Photos and bios coming soon on Staff/Board of Directors page.

THANKS TO BLUE RIDGE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION FOR A $2,500 GRANT!!  These funds will be used to support our Health Education and Fitness classes!  Classes are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 828-265-8591 or email

Affordable Care Act - Will all of our patients have health insurance in January 2014?   NO!!  North Carolina will not be expanding Medicaid eligibility requirements, leaving an estimated 4,100 adults in Watauga County without insurance.  You may read more about it here.....(ACA)  or call Melissa at 828.265.8591 for more info.

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