CommWell Health, Dunn
CommWell is a community owned and governed not for profit, federally qualified health center located in Dunn, NC (Just 40 mins from Raleigh.) With 16 locations across the state of North Carolina, CommWell serve 22,000 patients annually. CommWell Health was established in 1976 and since then the organization has been an integral part of the health care of communities in southeastern North Carolina. It delivers culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate, full life cycle primary, preventative, behavioral and oral health care with enabling and care coordination / health coach services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. CommWell Health has received 41 National Health Care Service Excellence awards.
The Fellow placed at CommWell Health will get the opportunity to serve in a rural setting with a migrant and underserved population. For the clinical portion, the Fellow will serve as a limited scope medical assistant to a population of all ages. This includes activities such as preparing the EMR for physicians, taking vitals, and coordinating referrals. The community portion will include serving as a health coach and will likely involve community outreach because of the clinic’s deep ties to its community.