Hugh H. Tilson, Jr., JD, MPH
Director, NC AHEC Program

The NC AHEC Program is sensitive to and saddened by the persistent and pervasive injustices to Black and Brown people and other multicultural populations as evidenced by recent and historical acts of structural racism, violence, inequities, and power paradigms. We recognize that health disparities are another form of injustice that is disproportionately experienced by these communities.

Tremendous change is needed in our state to address these issues. The NC AHEC Program was established to affect change. We remain committed to our values of diversity, excellence and integrity in all aspects of our program. We will increase our focus to better fulfill our vision where every North Carolinian is healthy and supported by a health workforce that reflects the communities it serves.

Please join us in continuing our work to make this change.


Southern Regional Area Health Education Center’s (SR-AHEC) role in advancing health care education and health care access is unique and multi-faceted. Helping the medical professional provide high quality care to patients drives everything we do.

By offering continuing professional development to practicing health care professionals, we keep people working in allied, behavioral and public health, doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists, up-to-date on new innovations and best practices – translating into more health care professionals knowing exactly what do to about what ails their patient.

By coordinating family medicine, pharmacy and behavioral health residencies, we often merge these disciplines specifically to serve our patients. These residencies offer research and practice that help us learn and discover new ways to overcome varied medical challenges.  In Learning we have grown. In Teaching we have given, in Healing we have cared.

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Every time I go to Southern Regional AHEC, the staff there is always polite and courteous and always willing to answer any question I may have. Each time I've had an appointment it was never a long wait, it is always right in when I arrive. GREAT JOB, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!


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Awesome service!


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I have to say that I love SR AHEC, so maybe I'm not a good one to write a review. I like the fact that my doctors have all been ready and willing to learn how to treat all the crazy things wrong with me, but to also make sure that I know how I can keep my health as good as it can be at my age, and to learn along with me what does and what does not work. Then too, I also like the fact that a couple of the doctors I have dealt with totally disagree with my ideas for keeping my health, but are willing to listen to what I have to say, and consider it - even though they disagree with me.


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Absolutely wonderful doctors. Very caring and friendly. Beautiful new building.


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I absolutely love the care and compassion I received from Kelly and Heather.


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We will be happy to make a Telehealth Appointment to determine if you need to come
into the office for testing. If you have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, dry cough,
shortness of breath, please give us a call at (910) 678-0100

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