Medical Clinic

The GHCCM medical clinic is open by appointment only to serve uninsured patients in Catawba & Alexander Counties

  • MEDICAL MINISTRIES CLINIC – Mon-Thurs 8AM – 4:30PM | Fridays – Appointment Only
  • Healthcare Applications will be processed: Monday – Thursday from 9AM – 3PM

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The GHCCM medical clinic in Hickory, North Carolina implemented telehealth video conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow us to see patients who are sick and follow up on their condition and to provide education and instruction as to what they need to do if they experience symptoms of COVID-19. These visits can help minimize exposure for well patients and lessen their risks for contracting the virus. Instructions will be provided as to when to call the doctor and when to go to the ER. This will also be when we follow up on their medication refills, if needed.

The clinic is currently offering telehealth and in-person medical visits.

GHCCM Medical Clinic is so wonderful and sweet. You feel the love when you come in the door. Staff is the Best. I thank God for all of them. I feel I’m getting the best treatments with them. Thank God for them.

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) medical clinic provides healthcare, vision and dental services, and Hepatitis C treatment for uninsured adults. These services are supported by area healthcare providers, businesses, and volunteers along with public and private sponsors.


The medical clinic is here to help underprivileged adults in our community receive the healthcare they need at no charge.

  • We are a specialty clinic offering internal medicine, gastroenterology, dermatology, ophthalmology, dental and endocrinology services by appointment.
  • Referrals to other specialty care offices are provided as available.
  • We also offer access to counseling, mental health resources, and substance abuse assessments.
  • The GHCCM dental clinic provides cleanings, evaluations, fillings, extractions, and patient education, as well as referrals to other dentists and/or oral surgeons if additional work is needed.
  • The Hepatitis C clinic offers education and medication assistance to qualified patients along with on-site lab services.
  • GHCCM has partnered with Lenoir-Rhyne University’s medical programs, where the Health Studies students provide a weekly clinic for physical exams. Referrals and appointments are then made for follow-up care.
  • Patients are asked to give a $5 donation at the time of each office visit; however, no one is turned away because of inability to pay.


If you are now eligible for full Medicaid, please schedule a new patient appointment with your newly assigned primary care doctor. GHCCM will not continue Primary Care for patients eligible for full Medicaid.

GHCCM can only provide a “bridge” appointment to ensure continuity of care until you are seen at your new practice.

If you need additional assistance with obtaining a Medicaid provider, please ask about Medicaid counseling appointments at GHCCM.





  • Apply in person at DSS: 3030 11th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Phone Application (please call): (828) 695-5600


If you have any questions about enrollment, please contact DSS at the number listed above.


To be eligible for clinical services, individuals must be adults 18 and over, a resident of Catawba or Alexander County, and fall within 300% of federal poverty guidelines. Individuals must also be uninsured and ineligible for Medicaid. Some limited services will be available to residents in the surrounding counties on a case-by-case basis.

Only complete the forms which apply to you. All applicants should fill out pages 1-3. If you are without income, fill out pages 4-5. If you did not file the most recent year’s taxes, fill out page 8. You may either print and bring the forms with you, or we will have them available at GHCCM. If you have any questions, contact Jailen Howell at 828-327-0979 x 245 or


Medical Ministries Clinic
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. 
Friday: By appointment only
(828) 345-0854