Celebrating 68,000 Patient Visits Over $24 million in Free Medications 333 Volunteers
Our mission is to glorify Christ by providing quality, charitable health care to the working, uninsured in our area!
Welcome to Healing Hands Health Center
In 1997, the mission committee of First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, TN read an article in Parade Magazine about the health care crisis in the United States. It stated that one million more Americans go without health insurance each year, and one way communities could help was to start a free clinic. The initial planning meeting for the health center was attended by one hundred people.
The Healing Hands Health center opened just eighteen months later. Healing Hands Health Center provides services for our working, uninsured neighbors at no charge: medical care and much needed medications; dental care including exams, x-rays, cleanings, extractions and fillings; chiropractic care; eye exams and eyeglasses; psychological and spiritual counseling services.
Our Health Services
Healing Hands Health Center provides different kinds of health services for our working, uninsured neighbors in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for a small fee. Check out the items below to know more of our services.
Be a vital part of our community. Donations and Volunteers
are needed to help the uninsured lead healthier lives.
Latest News in the Community
Recently Dr. Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, CEO of the Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville, hosted a Summer “Young Dentist Happy Hour” at a Franklin restaurant to raise awareness of the Interfaith Dental Clinic.
We are excited to announce that on July 15 at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City, the medical volunteers of Healing Hands were awarded a 2016 Healthcare Hero award by The Business Journal of the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia.
David moved to the Tri-Cities area when his mother was placed in a nursing home in Kingsport two years ago. Moving to a small city like Bristol presented certain challenges, and he found himself having to move from a management position to a server position to gain employment.
A big thank you to Linda Wilkinson, CEO of the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, and Kathryn Zapach, Director of Member Support for VAFCC, for attending our Board retreat and providing valuable information about growing our ministry and continuing to meet the needs in our region.