REACH Enhanced Primary Care
Wellness Care is Well Rounded Care
UNC REACH Enhanced Primary Care, formerly UNC Wakebrook Primary Care, has been dedicated to meeting the primary care health care needs of North Carolinians with severe mental illness since 2015. REACH is an enhanced primary care clinic, meaning established patients receive services above and beyond typical primary care. Nearly 100% of clients served through the clinic have lived experience of severe mental illness, substance use disorder, incarceration, homelessness, and/or disability. The clinic has earned the Advanced Medical Home Plus (AMH+) designation under DHHS and NC Medicaid.
Please reach out to the REACH clinic (984-974-4832) if you have any questions or want to learn more about their clinicians, programs, or the patient community they serve.
Enhanced services and special programs:
- Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) treatment
- Hepatitis C Treatment Program for uninsured and underinsured patients
- Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program, providing intensive medical care management for patients released from prison within the past 2 years
- Community Cabinet stocked with non-perishable items as well as seasonal distribution of fresh produce from UNC’s Penny Lane Farm
- UNC School of Dentistry REACH Dental Clinic, offering dental screenings, cleanings, oral hygiene education, fillings, extractions, and denture adjustments
The REACH Community Cabinet supports all visitors to the primary care clinic and co-located services with basic needs distribution. Launched by a DIVE-IN grant in January 2023, the Cabinet served over 170 individuals through more than 440 Cabinet visits and distributed over 2800 food, hygiene, and household items in its first year. The Community Cabinet is stocked with non-perishable items as well as seasonal distribution of fresh produce from UNC’s Farm at Penny Lane and other local farms.
UNC REACH is a Food Is Medicine healthcare partner agency of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. This partnership supports the long-term sustainability of the Community Cabinet as well as increases the volume and range of non-perishable, fresh, and frozen food items available for distribution. The clinic can also offer medically specialized meal boxes and commonly requested household items such as laundry detergent, thanks to a $5600 seed fund from the Food Bank’s bulk product purchase program.
If you would like to make a direct contribution to the Community Cabinet, you can browse the Amazon wishlist to help fill gaps in product and meet special item requests. All donations are welcome!