Access to quality health care is fundamental to the overall health of the community. We want to do everything to help our patients–and the entire community–progress, improve, and move toward a healthy lifestyle.
Advance Community Health is a non-profit, Community Health Center in Wake and Franklin counties with a mission to provide primary care services to all, including privately insured, uninsured, under-insured, and medically-underserved patients. For more than 45 years, we have been an anchor of quality, compassionate medical and dental care for more than 25,000 patients of all ages.
The community-based, patient-driven Health Center provides comprehensive primary health care, dental care, nutrition education, behavioral health and has a health care for the homeless program.
To deliver quality, compassionate primary health care –every patient, every time –in response to the needs of our communities.
We are a model of affordable health care and a trusted partner, building healthy communities, one patient at a time.
Our Economic impact:
Advance Community Health provides about $4.5 million annually in discounted and free medical care, dental care and discounted or free drug prescriptions for patients who cannot afford to pay.
What is a Community Health Center?
Advance Community Health is one of 41 federally-funded health centers in North Carolina. A Community Health Center provides a patient-governed, patient-centered health care home that integrates high quality medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and enabling services without regard to a person’s ability to pay. They are private, non-profit organizations that remove common barriers to care by serving communities who otherwise confront financial, geographic, language, cultural or other barriers. Click here to learn more.
Advance Community Health advocates for the health of its patients and for a healthy community. We connect people – no matter their circumstances — to the resources they need. Quality care is only possible because of generous support from donors, grantors and partners that enable us to fulfill our mission of providing access to quality health care to the underserved.
As a non-profit Community Health Center (CHC), Advance Community Health is a valued partner to organizations that wish to improve the health of people in our community. 27% of Advance’s funding comes from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) federal funding. This funding is tied to meeting high standards and providing a broad range of wrap-around services. Around 63% comes from patient care revenue. The remainder of Advance’s funding comes from foundations, the business community and individual donations. Advance accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances.
Advance Community Health receives federal Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
About Our Name Change
Advance Community Health was known as Wake Health Services prior to August 2015. The Advance Community Health name reflects the expanded offerings and transformation of health care delivery for the organization. It’s a new name, but we still have the same high quality services, commitment to advancing the care of patients and the health of the communities we serve! Read more.
This health center receives Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.