Our History

Piedmont Health, 1970 – present

Serving the community for over 40 years, Piedmont Health was founded by a group of health care professionals at UNC Chapel Hill who recognized the need for accessible medical services for those who weren’t receiving adequate care. Their vision continues today in each of our 12 locations, serving Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Lee, Orange, Person, and Randolph counties and the surrounding Piedmont areas.

 

Piedmont Main Events

1970

Founded by Glenn Pickard, MD and Paul Alston as Orange-Chatham Comprehensive Health Services (OCCHS).

1971

Opened first health center. Several more would follow in the coming years.

1980

OCCHS opens it’s first Dental Department

1990

OCCHS begins to offer prescriptions at a low cost through the federal 340b program.

1995

OCCHS is renamed Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

2000

Piedmont receives Joint Commission accreditation.

2008

The first PACE SeniorCare location opens. The first small business health program is launched.

2012

New partnership with the University of North Carolina to host a UNC Family Medicine Residence program.

2015

Three new Community Health Center locations added: Burlington, Chapel Hill, and IFC.

2019

Piedmont welcomes an additional residency program site in Siler City.

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