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Since 1971 Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHC) has been providing primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved population in

the Durham community. Formerly part of Lincoln Hospital, which merged with Watts Hospital to form Duke Regional Hospital, LCHC has a long, rich history in serving those most vulnerable. The health center was founded by Dr. Charles DeWitt Watts, the first African American board-certified surgeon in North Carolina. Dr. Watts was chief of surgery at Lincoln Hospital. However, with Lincoln Hospital’s merger in 1976, Dr. Watts recognized the patients he treated would still need a facility for their primary health care needs. LCHC emerged from Dr. Watts and others’ desire to treat a low income, underserved population in the community where they lived and worked. Today, LCHC is accredited and certified as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission and offers a wide range of services including, pediatrics, adolescent health, adult medicine, family medicine, dental and behavioral

Philip Harewood

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Durham Magazine August 2020  

The Best of Durham

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