Wake Health Services
Our Locations
All locations have extended hours! Check the website for hours at each site.
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
    Dental now open Fridays!
Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine
1001 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
(919) 833-3111
Southern Wake Family Medicine
13 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
Our Services
  • Primary healthcare, all ages
  • Pediatric care
  • Dental
  • Behavioral health
  • Diabetes education
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Women's health, family planning
  • Assistance with prescriptions
  • Spanish speaking staff


March 21:
Fourth Congressional District Health Fair serving veterans, senior citizens and the homeless population. Free health screenings services from 10 am-3 pm at the Salvation Army,1863 Capital Blvd. Information: 919-859-5999.


A Medical Home Away from Home for Louisburg College Students


Franklin Community Health Services staff provided 37 free health screenings to faculty and staff at a Louisburg College event.
College students learned about the resources of a Community Health Center.
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Dental Team Serves Community with Give Kids a Smile Event

New Bern Ridge Dental Center took part in the national Give Kids A Smile Event on Friday Feb. 6th. "For many, it was their first dental visit or they hadn't had their teeth cleaned in a long time," said lead dentist Dr. Shelly Rickert. The Dental Center served 23 appreciative patients and provided nearly $7,000 worth of dental cleanings, x-rays, and other services.

The Give Kids A Smile event is a way to promote oral health during Children's Dental Health Month in February. Community Health Centers like Wake Health Services participate in the event, with a focus on education and prevention for patients and their caregivers.

"This year we expanded our dental services and now have a pediatric dentist on site, so we are able to connect patients with a specialist," explained Dr. Rickert.  Read more 

Spaulding First to Sign on as Campaign "Champion"  

Maria Spaulding has agreed to chair Wake Health Service's Capital Campaign Cabinet to raise funds for an expanded community health center in Southeast Raleigh. Spaulding is one of the state's most respected human services experts with 34 years of combined state and local county government experience.


"There is nothing that I can think of that is any more important than an individual's health and their ability to access a health provider," said Spaulding at the Board of Trustee's Annual Meeting in January. "Unfortunately, there are those in our community who don't have that option; they do not have the ability to access a healthcare provider; that we want to change." 


The "Champions for Healthy Living in a Healthy Community" Capital Campaign will kick off this spring to raise $2 million toward a 35,000 sq. ft. health center creating a community campus in the heart  Raleigh.  Read more 
WHS Board members show their support for the Champions for
Living in a Healthy Community campaign


Monarch Partnership Brings Integrated Care Model to WHS


Wake Health Services is taking behavioral health to a new level through a partnership with Monarch Behavioral Health.  While the Community Health Center has always provided behavioral health counseling to patients, the collaboration with Monarch brings a new approach: the integrated care model. 

This partnership is in alignment with the concepts of the Patient Centered Medical Home.  It involves the recent addition of Leah Schwager, MSW, LCSW as a primary care behavioral health manager to Wake Health Services. "The model is focused on a team approach that includes patient engagement with all medical providers," said Schwager.  Read More

Health news you can use
Do You Need to Take Vitamins?
Our own
Douglas Wadeson, MD
Douglas Wadeson, MD, with Apex Family Medicine, gets a lot of questions about vitamins.  We asked him to share his expertise and medical insights with our readers. His advice:

Vitamins have been marketed as having many health benefits, but careful studies of patients taking vitamins have failed to reveal much benefit unless a specific condition or deficiency is being treated. 

  • Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy well-balanced diet.  Real food contains proteins, carbohydrates, fiber and other substances that your body needs to be healthy.
  • If you are over 60 you might consider taking a daily multivitamin with minerals. Many older people don't get the nutrients they need.
Wake Health Services Marketing and Communications Department
Nonprofit Community Health Center providing primary healthcare to 25,000 underserved and uninsured patients in Wake and Franklin counties.