Wilmington Health Access for Teens WHAT provides physical and mental health services to area youth, nearly three-quarters of whom are either uninsured or covered by Medicaid or other state programs. A teen advisory board helped select WHAT's staff and site, and continues to influence its direction. Today, the WHAT main center is operating at capacity, and a 5,square-foot addition has been added. In , WHAT began providing services at an alternative high school, and it is the designated medical provider for children in foster care. Additionally, WHAT provides area youth the opportunity to become peer health educators, making presentations in the community and sharing knowledge. Outreach projects address teen pregnancy, smoking prevention and a tri-county adolescent health council.
We are a community-based c 3 non-profit health care organization located in Wilmington, North Carolina. We were established in , as a result of a group of concerned citizens and agencies coming together and identifying the unmet need in our community to address and meet the many unique health care needs of children, adolescents and young adults. We offer comprehensive primary medical care, mental health, and prevention services to individuals aged at our main facility on Oleander Drive. Mental health services are also offered on other New Hanover County school campuses. Our mission is to improve the health of the youth of our community by ensuring access for all to quality physical and mental health services and by providing prevention, education and outreach services to promote optimal health. We serve children, adolescents and young adults ages in southeastern North Carolina through our main facility, four school-based health centers, and on the campuses of other New Hanover county schools.
Existing patients can receive medical care without an appointment. I feel comfortable telling them anything. If you've had between 6 and 24 birthdays, you're elligible for WHAT's services. Need someone to talk to? Having a hard time?