HA About HealthAssist


What We Do

HealthAssist helps eligible patients in Beaufort, Greene, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin and Pitt counties receive healthcare from participating specialists at a reduced or discounted fee; to date, we have enrolled nearly 1,400 low-income, uninsured participants. Our highly integrated multidisciplinary program includes our own dedicated team of social workers, medication assistants, and support staff, in addition to nearly 20 specialty-care practices and more than 150 providers across our three participating counties.

That includes Greene County Health Care (GCHC), one of our principal partner-providers, whose own staff you see in the photos above, providing medical and dental services at the James D. Bernstein Community Health Center in Greenville.

The two short videos appearing below, told in the words of HealthAssist team members and community partners, nicely summarize the community work we do.

Thanks to videographer Brit Meli and Koinonia Christian Center, one of our frequent community partners, for assembling the above video. Though dating back a couple of years, and with some staff members in it having since retired or moved into other healthcare roles, the clip still captures what is essential about the HealthAssist community mission.


Our thanks to the wonderful folks at the Duke Endowment for assembling the above video. Note that FQHCs, mentioned in the clip, are federally qualified health centers; those in the Access East coverage area are listed on the Access East Community Resources page.

Benefits of HealthAssist

HealthAssist provides its patients with a case manager who will:

  • Help them follow the treatment plan provided by their doctor
  • Keep them aware of free community health screenings
  • Link them to community resources that may be able to assist with medications, diabetic-testing supplies, and financial concerns

In addition, HealthAssist enrollees referred to a specialist by their primary-care doctor may be eligible to see that specialist at a reduced rate.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for the HealthAssist program, you must:

  • Live in Beaufort, Greene, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin or Pitt counties
  • Have no health insurance
  • Meet HealthAssist’s income guidelines
  • Not be eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, VA benefits, or N.C. Health Choice
  • Complete a Medicaid screening

To learn more about eligibility, call (252) 847-2821 to speak to a program representative.

Applying to HealthAssist

For a downloadable copy of the HealthAssist application packet, click here. All parts of the packet need to be completed.