Choosing Medical Care

Kiera Sherrill Community Wellness

Choosing medical care

When an individual does not have health insurance or doctor, it is often hard for them to find places that will provide them with medical care. Because it is so difficult to find medical care, these individuals tend to go to hospitals with minor issues. This will then result in being stuck with bills they cannot afford to pay.

To avoid that unnecessary expense, we want to make you aware of community resources available.

Free clinics in Winston Salem (must be uninsured):

Community Care Center – Offers medical care for uninsured individuals. There is no fee, but you must be established as a patient.

(336) 723-7904 (English and Spanish callers)

2135 New Walkertown Road

Winston Salem, NC 27101

Samaritan Medical Clinics– Offer free medical and dental care, for uninsured individuals. Equipped to handle only minor conditions.

A limited number of patients are seen at both clinics on a “first come first serve” basis.

  • The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission Clinic is located at 710 Trade Street and is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 am. Dental care (extractions only) is available on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

710 Trade St NW

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

  • The Southside Medical Clinic is located at 401 East Sprague Street and is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 to 9 am. Spanish interpreters are available at this location.

401 East Sprague Street

Winston Salem, NC 27127

Winston Salem Health Department– Offers breast exams, mammograms, and Pap smears at no fee for Forsyth residents.

(336) 703-3100

799 North Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Here is a list of clinics that offer sliding scale fees based on income:

United Health Centers (3 Locations) – Offers to assist individuals who are uninsured, however, provides them with medical care on a sliding scale. They may also be able to assist by assessing others and referring them for health coverage. 

(336) 999-7655

1430 Felicity Lane
Winston Salem, NC 27101


(336) 995-1379

2101 Peters Creek Parkway
Winston Salem NC, 27217


(336) 293-8728

3009 Waughtown Street

Winston Salem, NC 27107


Downtown Health Plaza (part of Wake Forest Baptist Health)– Offers charity care and sliding scale medical care.

(336) 716-9253

1200 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston Salem, NC 27101

(Spanish interpreters available)


While insured with no doctor, here are some organizations to checkout:

Care within Novant, you can call 1-844-553-8370

  • They can help you find a physician within their organization.

Care within WFBH, you can call 1-888-716-9253

  • They can help you find a physician within their organization.

If you do not want a physician affiliated with one of these organizations, please contact United Health Centers at  336-995-1379 or 336-293-8728 or 336-999-7655.