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Our History

The C. W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. is a Private 501(c) (3) Not-For-Profit Corporation Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) located in the Charlotte section of Mecklenburg County in the State of North Carolina.  A 9-25-member Voluntary Board of Directors governs this health care facility.

The Mission of The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. is “To improve the spiritual, physical and psychosocial status to the residents of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties by providing access to the highest quality comprehensive family health and ancillary services to all regardless of their inability to pay.”

In 1981, Dr. Williams, along with Peggy Beckwith, founder of the local Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, Dr. John Murphy, a local dentist, and Rowe “Jack” Motley, the first African-American County Commissioner, petitioned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc.  The center is in a medically underserved area of Charlotte, North Carolina, located at 3333 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208, its original west side site.

For 35 years, The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. was the only FQHC in Mecklenburg County and continues to be an Anchor and Force in the community that is committed to the highest quality Primary and Preventive Care services and Health Education to all community and surrounding community residents in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, and treats all patients with a truly caring attitude.  CWWCHC will always be aware of the changing needs of the community and strive to be responsive to those needs.  We will promote policies and procedures that uphold a continuum of care for all.  We embrace human differences as the heart that binds and believe that quality health care should be universally accessible.  The values that have persisted over time is a strong sense of community, dignity of all persons, value of employees, commitment to serve and importance of family.