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Located in Monterey, the Highland Medical Center, Inc. (HMC) is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The medical center opened in 1996 as the first organized healthcare provider to the medically underserved people living in Highland. It serves residents from Bath and Augusta Counties in Virginia and Pocahontas and Pendleton Counties in West Virginia.

HMC provides primary health care, dental, physical therapy and wellness center, behavioral health, a medication assistance program and a pharmacy.

Our Mission

The mission of Highland Medical Center, Inc. is to provide access to the highest quality primary and preventive care to citizens of the region regardless of their ability to pay. Highland Medical Center serves all residents, although we target those with low income, the elderly and farmers. The medical center was established and supported by citizens within the community without any public funding up to 2003, and community financial support continues to be very important to HMC’s success today.

In 2003, Highland Medical Center received its first funding as a Federally Qualified Health Center. This federal funding has enabled the medical center to expand services provided. As the sole medical and dental provider in Highland County and in remote, surrounding areas, this level of financial support has been critical to our ability to provide access to affordable, quality healthcare.  In 2016 the HMC Pharmacy opened and is located at the center. The medical center’s presence within the region has helped the county and surrounding areas provide economic growth and stability.

Highland Medical Center
P.O. Box 490 • 120 Jackson River Road • Monterey VA 24465
540-468-6400 • Website

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Augusta Medical Center
PO Box 1000 • Fishersville VA 22939
540-332-4000 • 800-932-0262

Bath County Community Hospital 
106 Park Dr. • PO Drawer Z • Hot Springs VA 24445

Pendleton Community Care
82 Pine Street • Franklin WV 26807
304-358-2355 • Website

Highland Co. Rescue Squad Inc.
PO Box 268 • Monterey VA 24465

Highland Co. Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 485 • Monterey VA 24465

Highland Co. Vol. Fire Dept.
PO Box 267 • Monterey VA 24465
540-468-2484 (Monterey Office) • 540-474-2484 (Blue Grass Sub.)

McDowell Vol. Fire Dept.
McDowell VA 24458
540-396-3445 (McDowell Office) • 540-396-6245 (Doe Hill Sub.)

Highland County, like many rural areas, relies heavily on volunteer organizations to supplement the taxpayer-based resources available to the residents. Community involvement and volunteerism is a way of life in Highland County!

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