How We Began

FRIENDS IN NEED Health Center Inc. opened its doors in 1995 when community leaders identified the need for healthcare services for the medically underserved people living and working in the greater Kingsport area.  The community agencies involved included Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Junior League of Kingsport and several local churches.  From those humble beginnings, the organization has grown from 500 patient visits in 1995 to already having 4,729 patient visits in 2009 and trending towards 8,100+ visits for the whole year.