New Manteo health center now scheduling appointments from wait list

By on June 16, 2023

Facility to open on July 11

The new home of Dare County’s first HQFC in Manteo will be in what was the CenturyLink offices. (File photo by Kip Tabb)

When the new Federally Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC) in Manteo officially opens at 9 a.m. on July 11, patients can either make walk-in visits or be seen by appointment, and the facility will function like a family practice, according to officials connected to the center.

The center will be staffed Dr. Jennifer Harrison and NP Lauren Gaines, and they will see patients five days a week. An on-site lab is expected to be functional by the time of the July 11 opening, and there will eventually be a pharmacy at the facility as well.

Currently, there is a wait list for the new facility and patients who want to be placed on that list now should call the Engelhard Medical Center number at 252-925-7000. Appointments at the Manteo center are currently being scheduled from that wait list. Once the Manteo center opens, the number there will be 252-300-3005.

An FQHC is a federally funded nonprofit health center or clinic that serves medically underserved areas and populations. The clinic charges fees based on a patient’s income for insured and uninsured patients.

The news of the health center coming to Manteo was announced at a September 2022 Manteo Healthcare Task Force meeting and came in the wake of growing concerns about a local provider shortage after more than 2,400 patients of Outer Banks Family Medicine in Manteo were notified they no could longer receive care there. In July 2022, the Manteo Board of Commissioners appointed members to a Healthcare Task Force and directed them to address the growing healthcare concerns in Dare County.

SEE ALSO: New Manteo Health Center slated to open on July 11

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Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

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Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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See what people are saying:

  • BB Wylie Walden

    Thank you so much for keeping your readers updated on all the good news regarding Manteo’s new healthcare center. July 11th will be a big day day to celebrate!

    Friday, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm