We say, "I Am Care."

"... because everyone deserves access to excellent medical treatment, and everyone deserves great relationships with people who will help them get and stay healthy." - Reuben J. Pettiford, AMCHC President & CEO


"Care: the provision of what is needed for the well-being or protection of a person" - Mirriam webster dictionary



What if you had a relationship with a health care provider that was meaningful? …a real relationship where you knew a group of people were invested in you? ... where you were convinced they wanted you to get healthy and stay healthy for the long run?  What if you could go see a group of people who would work toward your entire health - body and mind?  You don't have to wish for that to be a possibility!  You just need to connect with Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers!


The people who serve WNC patients at our six locations embody the word "Care".
What you will hear them say is this: "I AM CARE."

Whether we are greeting new patients at the door, taking weights and vitals, asking you about your current condition, or helping you find an affordable way to pay for your visit, we want to embody care.  It's knit into every fiber of our being.


In fact we are not satisfied for care to only exist in us.  We want you to be so healthy, to be so engaged in your wellbeing that you too say, "I AM CARE."  Too often healthcare providers are part of your treatment plan to make you well.  We want to engage you as an expert in your own health so that we can partner with you to help you stay well.  

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers is part of a nationwide movement…




Health centers like Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers focus on integrating care for our patients across the full range of services including medical health, mental health, substance abuse, and support groups for chronic conditions.  Health centers also deliver crucial services such as case management, transportation, and health education, which enable vulnerable populations to access care. 

In 2016, health centers continued to serve as leaders in quality health care.  Nearly all (99.6%) health centers demonstrated improvement on one or more clinical quality measures, including exceeding the national average in key diabetes and hypertension measures.*

68% of health center patients have their diabetes controlled (national average is 55%).

62% of hypertensive patients have their blood pressure controlled (national average is 53%)

Health centers like Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers improve health outcomes by emphasizing the care management of patients with multiple health care needs and the use of key quality improvement practices, including health information technology.  

*(adapted from HRSA Health Center Program Flyer - August 2017)


We Have 15,000+ Patients

We Have
6 WNC Locations


We Offer Sliding Scale Pricing

No One Is Denied Care at AMCHC


FQHC Health Centers Continue to Grow


FQHCs care for more and more people in WNC and around the country.  Between 2001-2016, the Health Center Program grew significantly in response to the need for affordable, high quality, comprehensive primary health care services in underserved communities like WNC.  During this time, health centers increased the total number of patients served by more than 150% - that's 15.6 million additional patients!



Millions of people served by fqhc locations




As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Appalachian Mountain Community Health Center reduces costs for patients.  The health center model of care has been shown to reduce the use of more costly providers of care, such as emergency departments and hospitals. A 2016 multi-state study found that health center patients had 24% lower spending as compared to non-health center patients across all services (that includes 33% lower spending on specialty care, 25% fewer inpatient admissions, and 27% lower spending on inpatient care).  The Health Center Program provides a cost-efficient setting for delivering quality primary care for all.

We proudly adjust our patient charges based on a patient's family size and income.  A patient only needs to bring proof of income to their first visit, and we will gladly help determine their rate of discount.

In addition to patients with traditional insurance, we welcome Medicaid and Medicare patients.  In addition, patients who are "self-pay" can find a primary care home with Appalachian Mountain as well.  

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