ABOUT US

22 years ago Mrs. Willa Carson, a retired nurse from Baltimore, founded the North Greenwood Health Resource Center to meet the needs of the uninsured and under-served children and families in Clearwater, Florida. Her vision was a free, culturally sensitive, not-for-profit health care clinic located in the heart of the North Greenwood Community.

Through her compelling personality, Willa was able to secure volunteers from the community’s churches, various agencies and local government offices. The original Center opened May 4, 1997 at 1001 North Greenwood, building 22, apartments 1 and 2 encompassing 2,000 square feet. Mrs. Carson served as both the Administrator and Center Nurse.

On July 1st, 2011, the center’s name changed to the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center© to make it easier for current and new patients to identify what the center offers and is about. The Center’s mission is: To provide culturally sensitive quality healthcare in a friendly environment and the Vision emphasis is: A healthy community where quality healthcare is accessible to all.

Still going strong in 2019 the Willa Carson Center serves approximately 4,000 uninsured and under-served patients, provides medical services to all of Pinellas County, with 30% coming from outside of the North Greenwood Community. Services are focused on non-emergency primary health care, treating conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, asthma and other chronic illnesses. There are also free-to-the-public monthly education classes and a community outreach program.

The Center’s primary source of funding is through grants, in-kind donations and fund-raising events. Major funding over the past three years has been provided by the City of Clearwater Community Block Grant, Pinellas County Social Action Funding, Morton Plant Mease Foundation, Pinellas Community Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries and the Clearwater Rotary Club.

For more information on how you can be a part of the Willa Carson Center please see our volunteer and donation On July 1st, 2011, the center’s name changed to the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center© to make it easier for current and new patients to identify what the center offers and is about. The Center’s mission is: To provide culturally sensitive quality healthcare in a friendly environment and the Vision emphasis is: A healthy community where quality healthcare is accessible to all.

BIO: The Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center (WCHWC), a not for profit healthcare clinic located in the heart of Clearwater. The Center is your source for better health delivering basic, high-quality medical services in a friendly caring environment to the uninsured and low-income. The Center serves all of Pinellas County with North Greenwood being our primary focus. The center has no affiliation with the government and is not federally funded. The center does rely on financial support through the generosity of individuals, businesses, civic and religious organizations as well as charitable foundations.

BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF

Task/Committee Chair
Board President
Vice President
Social Media
Fundraising
Website Updates
Operations Director
Board Paperwork
Building Maintenance
Software Updates
Quarterly Newsletter
Grants

Medical Doctor

Board Member
Kimberly Crawford
Pastor Carlton S. Child Sr.
Thomas Sherman & Jeffery P. Moss
Kimberly Crawford & Jeffery P. Moss
Jeffery P. Moss
Angela Saunders
Brittany Frazier, Moore
Carlton Childs & Thomas Hinson
Jeffery P. Moss & Thomas Sherman
Brittany Frazier
K. Crawford/Brittany Frazier

Mohammad Yamani, MD

TESTIMONIALS

After volunteering at the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center I feel like im making a difference in my community. To be able to help give someone the gift of health is an amazing feeling. To know the struggles some of these individuals go through im truly blessed knowing that im apart of something bigger then myself. Jeff M Clearwater

• Volunteer •

non-emergency primary health care

treating health conditions

educational classes

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The Center’s primary source of funding is through grants, in-kind donations and fund-raising events. You can help!

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