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High Country Community Health

High Country Community Health is a community health center with locations in Avery, Burke, and Watauga Counties in western North Carolina. HCCH provides primary care, behavioral health and dental services within an integrated medicine model of care that treats the whole person. 

Board of Directors

The HCCH Board of Directors is comprised of community members and patients, representative of the ethnicity and economic status of the areas in which we provide care.​

  • Deeanna Burleson - Chair

  • Cynthia Dillon - Ex-Officio

  • Dr. David Dixon

  • Kat Eller

  • Andi Gelsthorpe - Vice Chair 

  • Emily Hawes

  • Tina Houston - Treasurer

  • Joe Landowne

  • Sarah Stamey - Secretary

  • Dr. Chip Watkins 

  • Kevin White

  • Giovanni Llibre

The Mission of High Country Community Health

is to provide quality, patient centered, culturally appropriate,

affordable and compassionate care that serves the whole person.