Advance Community Health

Wake Health Services changed its name to Advance Community Health in August 2015. The name was changed to distinguish it from government human service agencies and to represent communities served beyond Wake County.

Comprehensive primary care services are provided by a .5 FTE Family Practice Physician, a 1.0 FTE Family Nurse Practicioner, a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. Services include acute care, management of chronic health conditions including HIV, referrals to medical specialists, post-hospital and surgical follow up, access to medications, labs, diabetes education and substance abuse services.

Services

Comprehensive primary care services are provided by a .5 FTE Family Practice Physician, a 1.0 FTE Family Nurse Practicioner,a .1 FTE Board Certified Internal Medicine/Pediatrics/Infectious Disease Physician, a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. Services include acute care, management of chronic health conditions including HIV, referrals to medical specialists, post-hospital and surgical follow up, access to medications, labs, diabetes education and substance abuse services. 24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma treatment, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Diabetes Testing/Care, Documenting Disability Services, Electronic Medical Records, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Housing placement, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medical respite, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, Outreach, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Shelter outreach, SOAR services, STD Testing, Street Outreach, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Urgent Care

Linkages

Horizon Health Center founded and actively participates in a county-wide diabetes collaborative addressing education, access to medications, diabetes supplies and specialty shoes. Horizon provides HIV adherence counseling through a partnership with Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina. Horizon collaborates with area shelters to identify medically at risk individuals who need shelter during extreme weather as well as medical respite coordination. Horizon works with pharmaceutical company programs to meet patients' medication needs. Horizon coordinates care with wrap-around mental health agencies and is an active participant with the local coalition to end homelessness.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 3,225

Patients served: 1,390

Subcontractors

Person Street Pharmacy

702 North Person Street Raleigh, NC 27604 
Contact:
Mike James
Phone:
(919) 832-6433
Email:
fmjames@mindspring.com