Wake Health Services
Wake Health Services eNewsletter 
 June 2014
What's a Community Health Center? Who do we serve? Learn more at www.wakehealth.org.
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We provide a Medical Home for everyone: all ages, the uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, the homeless.
Are you willing to help distribute these cards to your community group or agency? Call us! (919) 250-2946



June 27:

Southern Wake Family Medicine is sponsoring the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting


August 10-16:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Health Center Week!


Please check our website for more information on Health Center Week and other upcoming events


Our Locations
NEW Expanded hours!
We're all about access. We are pleased to announce new expanded hours at all of our locations. Please check the website for a complete listing.
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
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
  • General dentistry for children 
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Diabetes education
  • Women's health, family planning
  • Assistance with prescriptions
  • Spanish speaking staff



Health Center Ambassadors
Want to meet a Health Center Ambassador? We'd love to talk with you or your group!
We collaborate with many community organizations and agencies to provide services to those who face barriers to healthcare. We are working to get word out about who we are and what we do. Here's just a sampling of some agencies we are making presentations to through our Ambassador Program:   
  • Passage Homes
  • PLM Families Together
  • El Pueblo
  • DHIC
  • Turning Point Family Care
  • Alliance Behavioral Health
  • Wake Corrrectional Center

We'd love to come talk to your group. Call Karen, 919-250-2946.


Ana Canario of New Bern Ridge Pediatrics presents to El Pueblo lay health educators.
US Senator Richard Burr: "You Have a Real Impact on People's Lives" 

US Senator Richard Burr, left, greets Board of Trustees member Herman Wilkins during a tour of Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine.


US Senator Richard Burr (R) stated his support for Community Health Centers during a Site Tour to Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine in late April. "Your Health Center is one-stop shopping," he said. "You have a real impact on real people's lives. Keep doing what you're doing."

Wake Health Services CEO Penny Washington said, "We are pleased that he chose our site to enhance his understanding about Community Health Centers and the cost-effective, quality services we provide throughout the state."

Washington stated, "Senator Burr has always been a champion of Community Health Centers and we appreciate his support. Although Senator Burr is not a proponent of the recent healthcare legislation and we discussed the potential pitfalls of the new insurance coverage, he does recognize that Community Health Centers are vital as the safety net providers for the public, privately insured and uninsured patients." Read more

Announcing Expanded Access to Meet the Needs of our Patients
More access! Evening hours! Wake Health Services is pleased to announce two changes that will provide increased access for our patients.
The Sliding Fee Scale discount program has been expanded to neighboring counties. Now patients who are uninsured and live in counties near Wake and Franklin are eligible for the Sliding Fee Scale program. Discounted prices are based on family size and income.
We are expanding operating hours at the following primary care practice sites:
Apex Family Medicine: Tuesday and Thursday until 7 pm
Franklin Community Health Services: Wednesday until 7 pm
New Bern Ridge Pediatrics: Wednesday until 7 pm
Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine: Tuesday and Thursday until 7 pm

Southern Wake Family Medicine: Tuesday until 7pm


Please check the website for full operating hours at each site and more details on the Sliding Fee Scale program. 
Volunteering "Touched my Heart" 

Board of Trustees member Marquette Russell, right

When Marquette Russell volunteered to work at a health fair for Franklin Community Health Services, she never dreamed she would touch the lives of so many people in one day. "It touched my heart," she said. 
Russell spent a morning volunteering at the Farm Bureau of North Carolina "Healthy Living for a Lifetime" event in April. More than 100 residents received free health screenings through the Farm Bureau.

"I'm an Advocate" says Rep. Yvonne Holley after Touring Rock Quarry Site

Rep. Yvonne Holley 

Representative Yvonne Holley (D) got a first-hand look inside a Community Health Center on May 7, when she toured Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine. It is one of six primary care practices operated by Wake Health Services, a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center.


This was the freshman legislator's first visit to a Community Health Center, one of 34 throughout North Carolina. "I am truly impressed and will help get the word out," she said. Representative Holley shared her first-hand experience of understanding the needs of those without access to healthcare. Read more  

Volunteers Benny, left, and Damien, right
Volunteers Recruit New Patients
at Project Homeless Connect


Wake Health Services had three booths at the recent Project Homeless Connect event held at the Salvation Army. Dozens of community agencies participated, providing everything from health screenings to haircuts.

The Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless program was represented by several Advisory Council members who recruited new patients and handed out sling bags and first-aid kits. "I like to bring my experience and knowledge and know I am helping others," said Damien, a volunteer. "I've worn many shoes. I've experienced all types of healthcare issues. I'm here to help." Read more


Engaging our Patients in Voter Registration through Nonprofit VOTE
Did you know that patients can register to vote at a Community Health Center? Wake Health Services is participating in the Community Health Vote initiative.
We are one of eight Community Health Centers in North Carolina to receive a $1,000 grant from Nonprofit VOTE.  In addition to funding, the grant provides material for voter registration activities.
Health Center Serves Whole Family
What does Stephanie, the mother of  one-year-old patient Jessica, like about coming to a Community Health Center?
"It's a family thing," she says. "All my family comes here: my daughter, my mom, my brother, my sister, my aunt all come here." The adults in her family are patients at Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine, just a few miles down the street, and her daughter has been a patient at New Bern Ridge Pediatrics since birth. We do serve all ages!
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