Current Partnerships

Mountain Community Health Partnership
Mitchell & Yancey Counties, HPSA Score: 18

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) is a partnership between Bakersville Community Health Center, Spruce Pine, and Celo Health Center. As a federally qualified health center, MCHP is a resource for wellness, prevention, and quality care. MCHP provides primary care, pregnancy care, women’s health, pediatric care, and behavioral health at all of its offices and provides chiropractic services at its Bakersville and Celo offices. MCHP is committed to providing quality healthcare to patients in its service area regardless of their ability to pay.

MCHP was our first rural teaching practice site. Your can learn more about MCHP and our teaching practice model in this feature story.

Foothills Medical Associates
Polk County

Since 1999, Foothills Medical Associates has been dedicated to providing Polk County residents with exceptional care, close to home. Under the direction of Jeffrey Viar, DO, Foothills Medical Associates prides itself on providing patients with highly skilled, dedicated physicians and physician assistants who focus on personalized attention using the latest procedures to ensure a faster recovery. As primary care practitioners, their providers care for all stages of life from infants to the elderly.

Blue Ridge Health - Haywood
Haywood County, HPSA Score: 18

In 1963, Blue Ridge Health was founded by a compassionate nurse with the vision to eliminate health disparities among our region’s most vulnerable populations. Today, BRH is a patient-centered medical home for anyone in Western North Carolina, delivering high-quality healthcare for more than 36,000 individuals annually. With health center locations in seven counties and five school-based health centers, BRH provides healthcare services close to home and all under one roof.

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