Access to Care

Our Priority

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The WATCH Healthcare Program provides a medical home through access to acute and primary health care to the uninsured population residing in Wayne County.  The program has a Medical Mobile Unit and two stationary medical clinics; one within the Goldsboro Family YMCA, the other on the Wayne UNC Healthcare Campus campus behind the Emergency Department parking lot. These clinics are made possible through grants from The Duke Endowment, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the State of North Carolina, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation, the Golden LEAF Foundation, County of Wayne, and City of Goldsboro.

The mobile unit has a regular schedule that is followed on a monthly basis and the other 2 clinics are open on a full-time basis. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, along with a clinical team, provide the healthcare.  The Teen Pregnancy Prevention program is a partnership with Wayne County Public Schools  to educate students about pregnancy prevention and personal health topics.

The clinical program is overseen by Clark Gaither, MD, volunteer Medical Director. Wayne UNC Health Care provides all lab work at no cost to our patients. Many physicians in the community provide specialty care to patients when needed. 

Since opening, WATCH has completed 167,959 patient visits and treated over 15,134 registered patients.