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Western North Carolina Community Health Services

An All-Inclusive Medical Facility Is Just What the Doctor Ordered. Everyone is welcome at our health care center in Asheville, NC. Western North Carolina Community Health Services is made up of caring, diverse, and experienced medical practitioners. Our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) does it all—you can think of us as your one-stop-shop for medical services.



DETAILS

Western North Carolina Community Health Services, Inc. (WNCCHS) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation based in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.  We serve both insured and uninsured patients, believing healthcare to be a basic human right.

WNCCHS provides comprehensive, high-quality whole person health care to our patients regardless of ability to pay. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide health care to all members of our community, including low income, indigent, and uninsured patients who may not otherwise be able to afford health care via traditional sources.

Our health care centers offer sliding fee scale discounts for all patients, as well as, prescription assistance, transportation, referral assistance, etc. to ensure all people have access to affordable, high quality health care for both acute and chronic conditions.

Our goal is to provide all residents of Buncombe and nearby counties with a medical home and with a provider they can know and trust, in an atmosphere that promotes respect, inclusion, and dignity.

Click each service to learn more.

  • Primary Care: WNCCHS is happy to provide on-site, sliding fee scale-based medical services to individuals of all ages at our facility. We offer internal and family medical services as well as women’s and men’s health services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
  • Dental Care: Visit our facilities for access to our dental services. We offer dental services to those who are uninsured or under-insured. We’re equipped to handle teeth cleanings, dental x-rays, and more.
  • Behavioral Health: Counselors, Therapists, and Behavioral Health staff can help manage behavioral health concerns with treatment and with the proper approach, recovery is possible.
  • HIV Prevention & Care: WNCCHS has provided high quality, comprehensive HIV care for 20+ years.  We serve as Administrator for the Ryan White Part B, C, and D programs in the Asheville / Buncombe area, as well as an 18-county service area of western North Carolina.  We also offer pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP) HIV prevention services, as well as HIV testing.
  • Trans Health: WNCCHS is an LGBTQ+ friendly organization with trans-affirming staff and services available to best support our trans and non-binary patient population . We are currently home to 430+ trans-identifying patients, many of whom utilize our TRANSition Assistance Program (TAP) to access free hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at our on-site pharmacy.

Address: 257 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC, USA
Phone: 828-285-0622
Service Areas: Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, NC - Other, Polk, Rutherford, SC - Northwest, Swain, TN - East, Transylvania, Yancey


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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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