Health Care

The availability of high-quality health care for relocating companies and their employees is a key draw for Craven County. The region’s healthcare sector continues to grow to meet the needs of the community.

CarolinaEast Health System

CarolinaEast Health System and its 350-bed flagship medical center in New Bern that offers top-rated treatment in a number of specialty areas, most notably cardiology, oncology and women’s health. In February of 2020, CarolinaEast, in partnership with UNC Health Care, opened the SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center, an approximately 80,000 square foot, free standing, state of the art facility, equipped with the spaces and tools that support a comprehensive, patient-centered model of care

Under the CarolinaEast Health System organization, you will find CarolinaEast Medical Center, CarolinaEast Surgery Center, CarolinaEast Diagnostic Center, CarolinaEast Emergency Care, CarolinaEast Home Care, CarolinaEast Rehabilitation Hospital, CarolinaEast Physicians and many more services.

Coastal Carolina Health Care, P.A. (CCHC)

CCHC is a multi-specialty group practice with a strong base of primary care providers located in New Bern, NC. While the company was established in 1998, it traces its roots back to 1962. CCHC’s mission is to promote the health of our patients by providing high quality, compassionate, comprehensive, and personalized health care. CCHC’s vision is to consistently meet the changing health care needs and expectations of the patients it serves.

CCHC’s physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants specialize in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Urgent Care, Oncology, Hematology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and Critical Care. CCHC also operates a state-of-the-art Imaging Center equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Mammography, Bone Density and plain X-Ray, as well as an Urgent Care, Endoscopy Center, and Sleep Lab. It serves the local community by providing medical services at CarolinaEast Medical Center, the MERCI Clinic, and area nursing homes.

Coastal Health

MERCI Clinic

MERCI Clinic is committed to providing confidential medical, limited dental, and pharmaceutical services to individuals who have no health insurance and are of limited income regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, religion, or other legally protected status. MERCI Clinic has been recognized by the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics as one of the most successful free clinics in the state based on patient outcomes. Their annual fundraiser, MERCI on Middle, has quickly become the must-have event to attend in November. 750 people line the streets of downtown New Bern to enjoy a farm fresh dinner prepared by several participating restaurants. All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsors benefit the MERCI Clinic as they provide quality health care for those in need.