MATCH is the only access to care service solely dedicated to the uninsured and underinsured population in McDowell County, serving over 1,000 people per year!

MATCH is a program of CareReach, formerly Community Care of Western North Carolina (CCWNC)

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MATCH envisions a McDowell County where all people have equitable access to care and resources that they need to be healthy.


Any McDowell County resident in need of access to health care services, local and regional medical providers, and community agencies.


MATCH believes in the inherent dignity of every human being and their phenomenal potential when their core needs are met.

MATCH services are provided from a place of empathy, compassion, and integrity, always.

MATCH creates space for all people regardless of gender, race, national origin, religious beliefs, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

MATCH addresses a critical need in McDowell County for access to whole-person, coordinated care for low income residents who cannot pay traditional health care fees or insurance premiums. Recognizing that access to care alone does not guarantee a patient’s needs are met, MATCH is a uniquely designed model developed to connect patients to additional resources and provide on-going support while enrollees reach their personally-defined goals.

Outcomes of MATCH’s work include:

  1. Improved individual physical, behavioral, and social health.
  2. Decreased number of uninsured people in McDowell County.
  3. Decreased Emergency Room utilization through improved preventative care.
  4. Strengthened communication channels between medical providers, community agencies, and patients.

Contact MATCH today for more information about our services!

We will work to connect you with the unique resources, services, and care you need to be healthy.

Call: 828-659-5289 | Fax: 828-659-5382
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MATCH Eligibility Requirements

Adult (age 18-64)
Resident of McDowell County (no proof of residency required)

MATCH clients can be connected with a range of resources including:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Dental
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health Insurance Navigation
  • Medical Supplies
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Preventive Health
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Care
  • Transportation
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Vision