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

               IN THE NEWS!! 

Posted June 1, 2017

Hot off the Press!  The Community Care Clinic provided 315 patient visits during the month of May!  Much thanks to Dr. Whitlock, Amanda Bliss, PA, Karen Criminger, FNP, Daniel Jones, PA and ALL of our remarkable volunteers and staff!

Posted May 25, 2017

The Community Care Clinic remains open for business.  Between May 1st and May 19th, the clinic has provided 208 patient visits and we currently have appointments available.  We plan to have all offsite clinics back to regular schedule very soon.  We have hired a new Clinical Manager, Amanda Bliss, PA, who is currently working for us part-time and will be full-time by mid-July, once she works out her notice with her current employer.  The clinic's co-founder and Medical Director, Dr. John L. Whitlock continues to see patients at the clinic, along with other medical providers who volunteer their time.  While we have gone through several changes as of late, including some staff changes and the implementation of Elelctronic Health Records, each person involved with the clinic is dedicated to its continued service to the community.  We appreciate each and every person who has supported the clinic throughout the years and look forward to a long and prosperous future.

Posted May 2, 2017

On Friday, April 28th, Marian Peters resigned from the Community Care Clinic. Marian was one of the founders of the clinic and has been a significant part of its vision since its inception in 2006. She has provided health care for many low-income, uninsured people and has changed many lives along the way. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors.

We will experience shortened clinic hours for the immediate time being. As we work through this transition, the Community Care Clinic will continue to be a strong resource for those in need.

Posted January 24, 2017

2016 - What a year!!  The Community Care Clinic provided a record number of medical visits for folks needing health care - 7,246!  Yes, that's correct - seven thousand two hundred and forty six patient visits!  We extend a humble and sincere thank you to everyone in our community who stands with us to assure access to care for all.

Posted December 14, 2016

It's On!! The Subaru Share the Love Event is happening now through January 3, 2017 and the hometown charity chosen by our own Modern Subaru is Community Care Clinic!!!                                  For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser/lessee’s choice of the Community Care Clinic or one of four national charity partners. Go see the great sales team today for your new vehicle and CHOOSE US!!!!

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