Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Helping Hands has had to implement new safety protocols. Patients with any respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) or that have had known exposure to COVID-19 should call the Clinic at 828-754-8565 x 309. Masks required. Social distancing enforced.

Our Story & History

Helping Hands Clinic was founded in 1998 on the belief that the inability to pay should not prevent people from receiving quality healthcare.

The Clinic's mission is not only to provide access to care but to improve the health of our patients.  Each year the Clinic provides more than 5,000 patient visits for uninsured adults. In addition to medical visits and life-saving prescription medication, the Clinic offers a wide range of free services including patient education, on-site labs, and diagnostic tests. 
Thank you to strong community partnerships and volunteer support, Helping Hands Clinic is able to provide over $7 million each year in high quality medical care with an operating budget of less than 10% of that cost.