Affordable Adult Medical Care in Raleigh

At NeighborHealth Center, we believe the relationship you have with your primary care provider is at the center of your care. Our primary care team includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and family medicine physicians.

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Primary care at NeighborHealth Center includes:

  • An initial comprehensive health assessment, history, and physical examination
  • Screening for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol
  • Gynecological care including pap smears as part of our affordable women’s healthcare
  • Recommended immunizations including COVID-19 and Flu
  • Screening tests for sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV)
  • Education about your health and how to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Chronic Disease Management: If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma, your primary care provider will help you to develop a personal care plan, so you can better manage your health.
My experience was the best I have ever had in a doctor’s office. You were all so very nice and you treated me like I was important to you. It meant a lot to me.

David, NeighborHealth Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

NeighborHealth Center providers answer your questions about our affordable medical care.

What does primary care focus on?

The main purpose of primary care is to improve your health by providing easy access to medical care. It focuses on the whole individual rather than on specific illnesses, diseases, or organs, in order to improve your entire wellbeing. When you see your primary care physician, you’re working to prevent and solve any existing health problems or ones that may present themselves later.

How often should you go to your primary care doctor?

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” answer to how often you should see your primary care doctor. The most important factors to consider when determining the frequency of primary care visits are your age and your risk for disease. Talk with your doctor to determine what frequency works best for you and your health.

Why is primary care important?

Adults who see a primary care provider have a 19% lower chance of premature death than those who only see specialists for their care. A well-rounded health plan can improve your quality of life and your overall longevity!

What kind of questions will my primary care doctor ask?

Collecting basic medical history upfront helps your primary care team determine the best course of treatment for you! There are four questions we typically ask:

What is your medical history and have you ever had any surgery?

The more information you can give, the better. We want to know if you’ve been hospitalized, treated for a chronic condition, had any medical testing done, or had any surgeries. You can help us create your treatment plan!

What medications are you taking?

This doesn’t just include prescription medications! Your primary care team wants to know everything— prescription medications, over-the-counter products, herbal supplements, and vitamins. If possible, bring the bottles with you to your appointment so information can be collected as accurately as possible.

Do you have any allergies?

Drug allergies, latex allergies, serious reactions to bee stings, foods, seasonal allergies— we want to know it all. This information can help alert us to any potential drug interactions and allergies, so we can avoid them.

Do you smoke, drink, or use illicit drugs?

Answering these questions truthfully can make a difference when it comes to diagnosing and treating your health conditions. We take patient confidentiality seriously and encourage you to speak honestly in our safe environment.

Accepting Medicaid and Medicare Patients

As part of our affordable medical care in Raleigh, we accept most insurance including Medicaid, Medicare, private commercial, and Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

For more information on insurances accepted, payment options, and our sliding scale for uninsured patients, please visit Payment Policies & Financial Navigation.

So grateful to have found this place. What a blessing to have a place to go for good healthcare that we can afford. Thank you for being there.

Kim, NeighborHealth Patient