Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) was established in 1974 to improve training and retention of healthcare professionals across Western North Carolina (WNC). Located in Asheville, MAHEC serves North Carolina’s 16 westernmost counties.
MAHEC provides quality, compassionate family medicine, ob/gyn and dental care for the people of WNC. Additionally, services in sports medicine, behavioral health, pharmacotherapy, and nutrition lend support to an advanced care team model where providers work together to support the whole person.
MAHEC is also home to UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, a vibrant academic health center that includes branch campuses of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an inter-professional medical research department, and research faculty from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.