About Us

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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. 

Mission - Vision - Values

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Our Mission

The mission of the HCCH team is to provide quality, patient centered, culturally appropriate, affordable and compassionate care that serves the whole person. 

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Our Vision

HCCH will be the leading employer, patient health educator, and provider of innovative whole person care in the communities we serve 

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Our Values

Wellness, Empowerment, Diversity, Accountability, Collaboration, and Respect

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.

Current Board Members: Yolanda Adams (Chair), Andi Gelsthorpe (Co-Chair), Charlie Brady (Treasurer), Sarah Stamey (Secretary), Dr. Chip Watkins, Isauro Estarada, Nicole Hiegl, Cynthia Dillon, Katie Langley, Dr. David Dixon, Kat Eller, Tina Houston, Kevin White and Joe Landowne



High Country Community Health is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provider

High Country Community Health is a deemed Federal Public Health Service Employee