We have a new name!

We're now Advance Community Health! Read about our name change and new brand identity. Check out our new website:

Locations & Services

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, Fall 2015
2620 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
Pediatrics:(919) 231-3180
Dental: (919) 250-2930
Southeast Raleigh
New building opens Fall 2015
1001 Rock Quarry Rd.

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

August 20
Site Tour with US Senator Thom Tillis

August 21
Free Dental Day with Raleigh Sai, Pullen Memorial Church

August 27
Capital Campaign Reception, AJ Fletcher Foundation

Sept 5
Tar River Festival, Louisburg. Free health screenings! 10 am-4 pm

Sept. 26
DHIC and Chavis Park Celebration

October 11

Community Health Fair, 1001 Rock Quarry  Road, hosted by Christian Faith Baptist Church  

October 22
Get Up & Go Breakfast with the Advance Team. Sponsorships now available. Contact Adam or Jessie: 919-573-0069 or

For more information on events and Outreach & Enrollment dates, visit our website.

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New Name Announced During Kick-Off of National Health Center Week


It's official: our 43-year-old Community Health Center has changed its name to Advance Community Health.


The name was changed to distinguish us from government human service agencies and to represent communities served beyond Wake County. The new name reflects the expanded offerings and transformation of the organization. It speaks to the commitment to quality care for the families and communities we serve.


"Our Board of Trustees has long-recognized the need to change our name," commented Elaine Brown, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees. "This was the perfect window of opportunity with a new building and expanded services. We've changed, and our new name reflects who are are today, and who we strive to be in the future."


To read more about our name change, and for a comprehensive listing of services, locations and contact information, please visit our new website:


Elected officials joined us in announcing our new name. From left: Penny Washington, CEO; Ben Money, President and CEO, NC Community Health Center Association; County Commissioner Dr. James West, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane; and Raleigh City Councilman Eugene Weeks.
Congressman David Price (right) accepts awards from Ben Money (center) President and CEO, of the NC Community Health Center Association and Penny Washington, CEO, Advance Community Health.

Professionals Gather in Support of Campaign

Expanding access to health care in underserved communities is just the type of project that gets members of 100 Black Men of the Triangle engaged. 

At a recent gathering at Shaw University hosted by the Campaign Committee, Advance Community Health Board Member Harold Hicks shared information about the expansion in Southeast Raleigh. Hicks, who also serves as president of 100 Black Men of the Triangle, explained how the new service offerings throughout all locations will help those living in poverty to have increased access to quality healthcare.

"This work changes lives for generations," Hicks said.  He was joined by members of Advance's leadership team, Maria Spaulding, co-chair of the campaign, plus dozens of community leaders. The group is expected to announce its leadership support for the campaign in the coming weeks.

Pediatricians Share Advice on Limiting Cell Phone Use at Bedtime 


One of the first questions Dr. Glenn Feole asks his young patients is, "How are you sleeping?" 


According to Dr. Feole, one of five providers serving our pediatric and teen patients, it's a neglected topic.  "The cell phone impacts school performance and it interferes with sleep," he says.  Video games, TV,  the computer--they all disrupt sleep and reduce valuable child-parent interaction.  


Margaret Martin, MD
Dr. Margaret Martin, lead pediatrician, concurs.   And it's not just kids who are overusing cell phones. "Kids feel neglected since they don't have their parent's attention," she says. 


If you are spending time on your cell phone late at night--or in bed--here are some tips from our pediatricians; it's good advice for both children and adults:

  • No screens in the bedroom
  •  Use the bed for sleep only
  •  Have quiet time without phone, TV or computer games
  • No caffeine before bed
Construction Update
The new Southeast Raleigh location is taking shape! Watch for news of the opening of this new facility on Rock Quarry Road, scheduled for October.

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