How We Got Here
Neighborhood Medical Center, a non-profit 501C organization, was founded in 1974. When first starting up, NMC provided services in the basement of a Presbyterian Church and was started to provide healthcare to persons who could not otherwise afford healthcare. The clinic later moved to the Foote-Hilyer Building on FAMU’s campus and later moved to the Lincoln Center in Frenchtown. In 2012, Neighborhood Medical Center won a marketing contest with local advertising firm Bow Stern, which provided NMC with $100,000.00 in marketing and advertising services. This award allowed the organization to re-brand itself and present to the community as Neighborhood Medical Center-“Your Medical Safety Net.” In 2014, NMC became a federally qualified health center (FQHC), which increases NMC’s capacity to provide service to patients who are uninsured, underinsured, or chronically homeless.