Serving Healthcare Professionals & Community Members in the 16 Westernmost Counties of North Carolina.

Our Mission

To advocate for healthy communities, increase access to healthcare, fight health inequities, and promote wellness in Western North Carolina.

Our Vision

To be a dynamic physician community dedicated to a healthy, vibrant region.

Our Values

Integrity, Quality, Compassion, Diversity, and Innovation.

Our five charitable programs advance our mission of:

  • Advocating for Healthy Communities
  • Increasing Access to Healthcare
  • Fighting Health Inequities
  • Promoting Wellness and Prevention
  • Educating Diverse New Healthcare Professionals

Our Programs

For Our Community

Provides access to specialty healthcare for low-income, uninsured people in Buncombe, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey counties, working with a network of more than 700 medical providers and community organizations.

For Healthcare Providers

Offers peace of mind to healthcare providers by connecting their low-income, uninsured patients to specialty care, medication sources and other helpful resources.

For Healthcare Providers

Provides professional medical interpretation in over 12 languages (including ASL) to combat disparities in care for limited English proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing people throughout WNC.

For Our Community

Connects individuals and their families with professional medical interpreters who can provide language services and improve speed and accuracy of communication with healthcare providers and other resources.

For Healthcare Providers

Supports physical and emotional well-being for physicians and physician assistants in WNC.

For Our Community

Provides free colorectal cancer screening for uninsured people in Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey counties.

For Our Community

Provides scholarships to students from underrepresented communities in Buncombe County who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

For Patients & Community

WCMS strives to strengthen the well-being of people in need of healthcare and of our entire community. From connecting low-income uninsured people with volunteer physicians to providing colorectal cancer screenings, we are here for the people of Western NC. Learn more about these programs, as well as our scholarships for minority youth pursuing health careers and our charitable Community Health Endowment. 

For Providers

Our network of 700+ physician and physician assistant members is at the heart of WCMS’s ability to succeed in our mission. We are proud to offer valuable member benefits – spanning advocacy for better healthcare policy, wellness programs that combat burnout and promote well-being, collegial networking, discounts from preferred vendors, frequent meaningful communications and more. 


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The Duke Endowment Awards WCMS $375K Grant