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Our Story

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Our Story

Our roadmap has lots of twists and turns but our commitment to providing quality care to our community has remained the same for more than 75 years.

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BCHC merges with Celo Health Center

2017

2017 - BCHC and Celo Health Center           became Mountain Community           Health Partnership (MCHP)

MCHP Dental Center opened

2019

Burnsville Health Center 
opened

- 2022

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1947 - Celo Health Center opened 

1960's - The only health clinic in Bakersville closed and the community is left without a               doctor

Concerned citizens of Bakersville
called a meeting to discuss opening a new clinic

- 1971

1974 - Bakersville citizens raised $11,810.18 to open a new clinic, NC Rural Health Service provided $25,000

1974 - Bakersville Community Medical
         Clinic (BCMC) opened 

2012 - BCMC applies and is                  approved to be a Federally               Qualified Health Center                    (FQHC) 

Spruce Pine Health Center opened

- 2013

2014 - Bakersville Community Medical                   Clinic (BCMC) becomes Bakersville                 Community Health Center (BCHC)

We don't know where the road will take us next but we are here for the ride.