In the early nineties, the Primary Care Committee was formed in response to economic struggles and barriers to healthcare in Wilson County. Following a year-long study evaluating the issues of concern in Wilson, the Primary Care Committee approached the Duke Endowment and the North Carolina Office of Rural Health for assistance in bringing health services to the City of Wilson. Wilson County supported the effort by providing a facility with a lease payment of $1.00 per year. The community rallied around the cause by encouraging citizens to donate $1.00, which was matched by $5.00 from the Office of Rural Health.
From the vision of a small community and the support of local and state resources, the Wilson Community Health Center was born…..a true story of grassroots advocacy in action. The Wilson Community Health Center campus now covers an entire city block near downtown Wilson.