What is a Community Health Center?


Community Health Centers (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers) are private, nonprofit, patient-governed, community-directed organizations that remove common barriers to care by serving communities whose residents have historically experienced financial, geographic, language, cultural or other barriers to receiving care. Community Health Centers provide a health care home that integrates high quality medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and enabling services without regard to a person’s ability to pay.

Community Health Centers play a crucial role in the nation’s health care system, providing affordable health services for millions of uninsured, the working poor and those who are unemployed/underemployed. Community Health Centers are good for the country.  They lower overall health care costs, improve the health of their patients and generate economic opportunities in the communities they serve by providing jobs and training for local people.  Community Health Centers create health care savings every time a person visits his/her primary care provider at the first sign of a health issue, instead of waiting until a costly emergency room visit or hospitalization is the only option. Each Community Health Center takes a tailored approach to meet the unique needs of the people in its surrounding community.

Professional staff providing care at community health centers represent graduates of some of the finest colleges and universities in America.  These individuals choose to practice in a community-based system of care to ensure that everyone is afforded an opportunity to enjoy a certain quality of life.  Community health center services are delivered from state-of-the-art facilities, in an environment of care that respects the dignity of each individual.

Community Health Centers, such as Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc., provide a sliding fee discount program for low income families so that financial status does not become a barrier to receiving care. Medicaid, Medicare and many other commercial insurance plans are accepted as payment for services rendered.  Community health centers have grown in popularity across the economic spectrum as a means to obtain high quality, comprehensive care close to home.  

Across the country, the need for affordable, high quality health care services continues to grow.  Community Health Centers in neighborhoods across America will continue to meet that need in the community...for the community; as they have done for the past fifty years, without regard to cultural, medical or financial status.

Community health centers promise to provide a care environment where patients come first.  For the best health care available, visit a community health center near you!



Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.

Corporate Offices
303 Green Street East  
Wilson, NC  27893
Phone:  252-293-0013
Fax:  252-243-2576


Carolina Family Dental Center

Located near Nashville
Serving Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson and surrounding counties
8282 NC Highway 58 South
Elm City, NC 27822
Phone: 252-443-7764
Fax:  252-972-4390
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No Emergencias: 888-648-7229


Freedom Hill Community
Health Center

Located near Princeville
Serving Edgecombe and surrounding counties
162 NC Highway 33 East
Tarboro, NC  27886
Phone:  252-641-0514
Fax:  252-641-1668
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No-Emergencias: 888-648-7229


Harvest Family Health Center

Located near Nashville
Serving Nash and surrounding counties
8282 NC Highway 58 South
Elm City, NC  27822
Phone:  252-443-7744
Fax:  252-443-7611
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No-Emergencias: 888-648-7229


Wilson Community Health Center

Located in Wilson
Serving Wilson and surrounding counties
303 Green Street East
Wilson, NC  27893
Phone: 252-243-9800
Fax:  252-243-9888
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No Emergencias: 888-648-7229