Community Care Clinic

141 Health Center Drive, Suite B, Boone, NC  28607



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.

Our integrated health care includes primary care, behavioral health, a range of specialties, case management 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 integrated 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 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.
Recurring Donations

Please join us in welcoming Karen Criminger, FNP-BC!  Ms. Criminger joins us as a full-time medical provider on our staff and we are happy to have her!  Photo and bio on the Staff/Board of Directors page!

The Community Care Clinic welcomes two new staff members - Emily Booze, Receptionist, and Lynn Hall, Volunteer Coordinator!  Photos and bios are on the Staff/Board of Directors page!

Read a very moving new patient story by clicking on the Testimonials tab above

New Video of interviews with patients, staff and volunteers.

We're celebrating! We received wonderful news from the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The Community Care Clinic was just awarded an honor as one of the two clinics across the state with the best improved health outcomes for our patients last year! Thanks to everyone for making it happen! link to article

In the News.....   A link to past articles

Do you shop at Take a quick moment to participate in the Amazon Smiles program during your next purchase and choose us as the recipient!

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!

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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