Each year, in the second week of August, we celebrate and recognize the contributions of America’s community, migrant, homeless and public housing health centers. Health centers serve over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. Health centers in North Carolina deliver high-quality and affordable care to over 450,000 people.
The theme for National Health Center Week 2017 is “celebrating America’s health centers: the key to healthier communities.” The list below gives details about Piedmont Health Service’s activities for the week. [NOTE: Due to space limitations, some activities are for invited guests only and are listed for informational purposes only. The “Back to School events” are for all families with children that may need school physicals, immunizations, and/or dental services. Please call the phone numbers listed to schedule an appointment.]
August 16, 2017
We will tour the fairly new renovated health center in Alamance County. Guests will include Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis, N.C. Senator Rick Gunn, N.C. Representative Dennis Riddell; N.C. Representative Steve Ross; Mike Fenley, liaison for U.S. Senator Richard Burr; Nick Wilkinson, liaison for U.S. Senator Thom Tillis; Janine Osborne, liaison for U.S. Representative Mark Walker. There will be light refreshments.
August 17, 2017, 8:00 am- 8:00 pm.
Prospect Hill Community Health Center, 322 Main Street, Prospect Hill, N.C.
Please call 336-562-3311 for medical and/or dental appointments.
Back to School event will include physicals, immunization and dental services all day with special activities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include corn hole toss, hoola hoops, jump rope, ring toss and a temporary tattoo station. Free school supplies for school age children being seen at the center. Invited guests are N.C. Senator Mike Woodard, N.C. Representative Bert Jones and ED Chamber of Commerce Sharon Sexton. Light refreshments and a food truck will be available.
August 22, 2017
Guests include U.S. Representative David Price, N.C. Senator Valerie Foushee, N.C. Representative Verla Insko, N.C. Representative Graig Myers, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle, County Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce Directors and other officials. Light refreshments will be served.
August 5, 2017, 9 am -1 p.m.
Moncure Community Health Center, 7228 Moncure-Pittsboro, Moncure, N.C.
Open to the public, please call 919-542-4991 for an appointment.
Back to School event will include physicals, immunization and dental services. Free school supplies will be given out to school age children being seen at the center. Other activities will include arts & crafts and games such as hula hoops and bean bag toss. The Chatham County Fire Department and Sheriff Department will be attending, and a nutritionist from the Chatham County Health Department will be there to provide information. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided.
August 12, 2017, 9 p.m. -1 p.m.
Siler City Community Health Center, 224 South 10th Avenue, Siler City, N.C.
Open to public, please call 919-663-1744 for an appointment
Back to School event will include physicals, immunization and dental services. Free school supplies will be given out to school-aged children being seen at the center. Invited guests include representatives of the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department to provide Safe Kids safety info and helmets.
August 24, 2017: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Scott Community Health Center, 5270 Union Ridge Road, Burlington, N.C.
Open to public, please call 336-421-3247 for an appointment
Back to School event will include physicals, immunization services. Free school supplies will be given out to school-aged children being seen at the center. The event will include carnival-type activities such as corn hole toss, hula hoops, face painting, Invited guests and attractions include the local Fire Department, the Alamance Sheriff’s Department and a race car.