Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC), Asheville/Leicester, and Murphy
The Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers are Federally Qualified Health Centers, meaning they are funded through the federal government. The goal of AMCHC is to provide high quality primary care for the communities of Western North Carolina regardless of their ability to pay. AMCHC uses a sliding scale system to ensure healthcare for all. AMCHC has 10 sites across WNC. The practice proudly serves over 11,000 patients in WNC. The services included at the Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers sites include primary care, health screenings, health education, and substance abuse counseling. The AMCHC practices are new and excited about providing high quality primary care for all patients.
There are 2 Fellowship positions available at AMCHC practices. One Fellow will be placed at the Peachtree Community Center in Murphy. The other Fellow will be a Buncombe County Role, alternate between Dale Fell clinic in Asheville and Leicester Community Health Center. In the clinical role, Fellows will work as a limited-scope medical assistant. Tasks include, but are not limited to: prepping and adding to the electronic medical record (EMR), interpreting vital signs, helping with lab work, and performing clerical duties. Both Fellows will be Community Health Workers for their community role. A CHW at these practices typically includes patient engagement/education, patient support, patient transportation, and documentation. While the Fellow roles will be similar, the Fellow in the Buncombe County Role will have a focus on Hepatitis C and substance abuse disorders. Both Fellows will likely do home visits and work with homeless populations as Community Health Workers.