Wake Health Services
We're Hiring!
Meet our New Recruiter Herbert Griffin, MS

Herbert is looking for mission-focused, compassionate clinical and non-clinical staff who want to make a difference in our community. We have job openings at locations in both Wake and Franklin counties. 

"We want to continue our commitment to onboard brilliant, effective talent," says Griffin. "Working at a Community Health Center not only advances your career, but it improves the health of our entire community."  

 

 To view openings, go to the Careers page at www.wakehealth.org.  

Locations
Appointments are available at all locations. Know someone who needs a doctor? Tell them to call! We welcome everyone.
 
Apex Family Medicine
212 S. Salem Street, Apex 
(919) 362-5201 
  
Franklin Community Health Services
111 S. Church Street, Louisburg
(919) 340-2500
  
New Bern Ridge Pediatrics and Dental Center
2620 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
Pediatrics:(919) 231-3180
Dental: (919) 250-2930
  
Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine
1001 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
(919) 833-3111
  
Southern Wake Family Medicine
130 N. Judd Parkway, NE
Fuquay Varina
(919) 557-1110
  
South Wilmington Outreach Center, Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless Program
(919) 743-3315

Administrative Offices:
(919) 255-6721
 
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Serving Our Community
Congressman David Price, left, meets with our Outreach and Enrollment staff at a recent health fair at the Salvation Army.
 
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New ACO Improves Quality and Coordination of Care for Patients  

 

Wake Health Services has joined

 

Being part of an ACO will help providers like Amanda Watkins, Family Nurse Practitioner of Apex Family Medicine, better coordinate care for Medicare patients.

a new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with other Community Health Centers to improve quality and coordination of care for Medicare patients.

 

The new Carolina Medical Home Network (CMHN) ACO is a Medicare Shared Savings Program formed by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association. Wake Health Services CEO Penny Washington serves on the governing board of the newly formed ACO.  "This partnership positions us to get ahead of the value-driven health care movement," says Ben Money, CEO of the NCCHCA.  "Quality is the primary driver."

 

What's an ACO and how does it impact patients? Click here to read more.  

 

Provider Profile
"Community Health Care Makes
Me Better Clinically," says Dr. Kumar
  
Gayathri Krishna Kimar, MD

"Growing up in a family where service was a core-value, family medicine was a clear choice for me", said  Gayathri Krishna Kumar, MD. When asked how she chose to enter into the world of medicine, she said, "Both my family and my husband's family feel strongly about this value, and we all serve in our own way."

 

Dr. Kumar expressed how satisfying it is to be able to build trust among her patients, which gives her the unique opportunity to assess the patient as a whole- taking into account the external factors that influence their overall well-being.   

 

"For example, if I am treating a patient for diabetes and need to provide them with insulin, if I don't establish a relationship with them, I might miss the part of their story that they are experiencing homelessness.  This person would not have a reliable way to store their medicine, and my prescribed treatment plan wouldn't work. Community health care makes me better clinically, as I have to be creative."  Read more

 

Minority Health Month 

Health Centers Work to Reduce Health Disparities in Minorities 

 

"I feel that everyone, regardless of financial standing, should have access to quality medical care delivered with care and respect," says
Doris Batts-Murray, MD, Franklin Community Health Services.  Despite our country's progress towards ending health disparities, racial and ethnic minorities continue to face significant health disparities.  

 

During National Minority Health Month in April, the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is working to increase public awareness about health care disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. Wake Health Services is aligned with these goals to offer quality, compassionate healthcare to every patient, every time--treating every person with dignity and respect.  

  

Our inclusive model of serving every person that walks through our doors is what makes us a part of this bigger movement. Community Health Centers embrace diversity, and offer a medical home to those who might otherwise end up unserved.  The Men's Minority Clinic is just one example of how Wake Health Services is working to reduce health disparities.  

 

 


Our Mission:

Our mission is to deliver quality, compassionate primary healthcare--every patient, every time--in response to the needs of our communities.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)  providing primary healthcare to 25,000 medically underserved and uninsured patients in Wake and Franklin counties.