Our Mission

Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc. (NMC) will provide high quality, comprehensive and compassionate healthcare.

Who We Are

Neighborhood Medical Center is your home for healthcare, providing Primary Care, Mental Health, and Dental services to all of our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We are the Big Bend area Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) and a non-profit 501c3 organization. Neighborhood has all the care you need, right around the corner.

Staff Spotlight

Jeanne’ Freeman, MSP, MSW, RCSWI – Selected to the FACHC Member Spotlight

Since 1981, the Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (FACHC) has been the leading state advocate for community-based health care programs. Focusing on Florida’s Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, the Association plays a vital role in educating federal, state and local policymakers about issues relating to health care and the role of the health centers. The primary mission of FACHC is to improve access to quality health services by bringing together agencies, legislators and key persons able to affect health care services. Our staff work with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Region IV HHS Public Health Service in Atlanta, the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. and the Southeast Health Care Consortium, Inc. which includes key representatives from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

FACHC’s strong presence in Tallahassee, where our corporate headquarters are located, provides for fast access to the Legislature, the Governors’ Office, the Department of Health and the Agency for Health Care Administration for issues affecting health centers and their patients. FACHC also contracts with a Governmental Consultant to enhance its state advocacy efforts in the Legislature.

Executive Staff

Jeanne’ Freeman,



Errol Samuels, DBA


Dr. Sharron Foster, MD


Mark Leonard, BS


Board Members

Juan Collins

Board Chair

Shira R. Thomas, Esq.

Vice Chair

Curtis Ford


Matt Thro


Willie C. Barnes, III

Board Member

Pamela Coleman

Board Member

Inez Girardeau-Brooks

Board Member

Thomas J. Haynes

Board Member

Lester Abberger

Board Member

Ernest Lane

Board Member

Tammy K. Nealy

Board Member

Patricia Smith

Board Member

Wylie Dassie

Board Member

Our Staff

Mathias Sweet, BS

Ryan White Program Director

Nellie Graham,


Human Resources

Evelyn Edwards-Smith,


Compliance Officer

Dinah Scott,


Front Office Supervisor

Tiffany Black, RN

Clinical Administrator

Joyce Willis, MSW

Social Worker/

Master Level Counselor

Careers at Neighborhood Medical Center

As we continue to grow, we look for people dedicated to service and quality.

Our Federal Governing Agency

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

HRSA programs help those in need of high quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, and mothers. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.

Funding Sources
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Leon County Board of County Commissioners
  • United Way of the Big Bend
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance
FQHC- What It Means

Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. They must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients.

Federally Qualified Health Centers may be Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Health Centers for Residents of Public Housing.

The defining legislation for Federally Qualified Health Centers (under the Consolidated Health Center Program) is Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act.”