Locations & Services
Raleigh Begins Launch of New Health Center

Phase One of construction is now complete and adult and Senior Center patients can be seen in a portion of the new medical facility on Rock Quarry Road. Additional services will come on-line over the next few months.

Know someone who needs to see a doctor or dentist? Call 919-833-3111 to make an appointment.

212 S. Salem Street
130 N. Judd Parkway, NE

111 S. Church Street
Pediatrics and Dental Center
Relocating to new building on Rock Quarry Road, November 2015
2620 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
Pediatrics:(919) 231-3180
Dental: (919) 250-2930
Southeast Raleigh
New building open to adult patients!
1001 Rock Quarry Road

Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless Outreach Center
South Wilmington Men's Shelter

Administrative Offices:
(919) 255-6721

One number, all locations:

Services and Programs:
Adult Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Teen Medicine
Senior Health Center
Family Dental
Behavioral Health Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling
Pharmacy (coming soon)
Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless

 Referrals to specialty and diagnostic services are available for uninsured patients through Project Access.


  Meet the Advance Team:
Lorena Ramirez

Lorena Ramirez, Medical Receptionist
Meet Lorena--she is the face of Advance Community Health at our Fuquay-Varina practice.
Some patients make appointments in person just so they can see Lorena!  Read more about Lorena and her passion to serve.

October 22
Get Up & Go Breakfast with the Advance Team. Sponsorships are still available. Contact Adam or Jessie: 919-573-0069 or jguggenheim@advancechc.org.

     Health Fair Provides a
      Peek at New Center
Thank you to Christian Faith Baptist Church for hosting their 20th annual health fair at our new health center in Southeast Raleigh!

Free health screenings were provided and many community partners came together to offer health services. To see more photos, click here.

For more information on events and Outreach & Enrollment dates, visit our website: www.advancechc.org.

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New Chief Medical Officer Will Focus on Community, Quality Outcomes
Michelle Bucknor, MD, MBA. new Chief Medical Officer

Michelle Bucknor, MD, MBA, brings a combination of primary care experience, healthcare administration and focus on community as the new Chief Medical Officer of Advance Community Health.  


Dr. Bucknor is passionate about addressing social determinants of health, improving health outcomes and developing partnerships.  "I hope to see us help the community at many levels, not just the provision of healthcare," said Dr. Bucknor.  "For me, that's the only way we get quality outcomes--through true community partnerships."   


As a board-certified primary care pediatrician with over 20 years of clinical experience, she is driven by her belief that families living in underserved communities can thrive when given access to affordable, quality care. As a champion for healthy communities, she is committed to innovation in her role as the Chief Medical Officer at Advance Community Health.  


Click here to read a Q&A with Dr. Bucknor and learn more about her medical background and focus areas.

Quality Care Made Easy for Busy Mom as New Center Begins to See Patients



With staff still rushing to put the final touches on newly stocked exam rooms, patients began filling the lobby at 7 a.m. on the first day of services at Advance Community Health's new medical building in Southeast Raleigh.   "I like it.  It's real nice and very spacious," says patient Sonya Weldon. She was the first patient with an appointment in the new 35,000 square foot facility.

Weldon has been a patient for eight years, receiving her care in the old facility that the organization called home for two decades.  Weldon's son and daughter have been patients of the pediatric practice and the dental practice located at New Bern Ridge.  She is excited to learn that when complete, the new facility will consolidate those practices and offer services for the whole family in one location. "That will be so convenient," she exclaimed.


When Weldon learned that the Advance Community Health building will also offer adolescent, senior and pharmacy services, she noted that her mother should consider coming to Advance for care. "I'm going to tell her about it," she says.  Weldon is a community health center patient because she appreciates that the providers treat her and her family well.  And, she noted, it's close to home!

Dentist, Mom Gives Practical Advice for Keeping Kids Teeth Healthy



Most dentists will give you advice on getting kids to brush and floss. But how about a dentist with five kids ages one to six-years-old? With Halloween and other holidays right around the corner, we asked our own Crystal Watson, DDS, what works for her.  


Dr. Watson has been a dentist with Advance Community Health for nine years. She says, "I  grew up in Raleigh, so it's a great way to give dental treatment and education back to the community that raised me."   


So, how does she keep all those little teeth clean and instill good habits with her patients and her own children?  Click here to learn how! 


Support Builds for Healthy  

Community Campaign!


Hundreds of people are coming out to learn about Advance Community Health and its commitment to living healthy in a healthy community.  With the public phase of the campaign launched

Advance CEO Penny Washington; Capitol Broadcasting's Jim Goodmon and Damon Circosta, the A.J. Fletcher Foundation

this Fall, recent events have included hard-hat tours for business and philanthropic leaders and awareness events such as a luncheon hosted by Saint Augustine's University for dozens of faith leaders.


"The community response has exceeded all expectations.  People are excited about this project. They understand the need and they want to be part of the solution," says Maria Spaulding, campaign co-chair.  


Still to come this month is the "Get Up & Go" breakfast on the morning of October 22nd, where more than a hundred business and community leaders will gather at Shaw University.  Special guest speaker, Emily Chen, out of the New York office of the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), will discuss why investing in this project in this community is smart economics and how it can be a lead example for the nation.


For more information about the campaign, or to inquire about participating in the breakfast or other events, contact Adam Hartzell at ahartzell@Advancechc.org  


Free Help with Medicare Questions Through SHIIP-Certified Staff



New to Medicare? Need help selecting a plan?  Advance Community Health can help!  


We have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) to provide assistance comparing plans to current or recently eligible Medicare recipients. This help is available during Medicare Open Enrollment--November 15 - December 7, 2015.  Click here to learn more about how to make an appointment.  


OUR MISS ION: To deliver quality, compassionate primary healthcare--every patient, every time--in response to the ne eds of our communities.

For appointments, call 919-833-3111
Development office: 919-573-0069
Administration: 919-255-6721