WFHC started off almost three decades ago as 'Aids Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast’ (ARTCTC) an HIV clinic. Under the vision of Dr. Gerald Pierone, a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist and a group of dedicated individuals, the organization expanded to become a multi-specialty healthcare practice that provides Primary Care, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, patient navigation, chronic care management, and transportation services. Today, approximately 100 health care professionals meet the needs of clients throughout Indian River and St Lucie counties. WFHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike and meets numerous quality standards mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Our two clinical sites- in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach, operate as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike (FQHC-LAL). This designation gives the organization additional resources to care for the medically underserved populations in our community. From pediatrics to geriatrics, our compassionate staff from our clinicians to receptionists, aim to provide comprehensive healthcare to our community regardless of the patient’s socio-economic status and ability to pay.
For the calendar year of 2020, WFHC proudly provided services to 8,239 patients representing 29,928 total office visits, 22,952 medical encounters, 6,976 behavioral health visits, and 41,599 total prescriptions filled through our pharmacies. To ensure quality and compassionate care is always delivered, we closely evaluate patient satisfaction through reviews and surveys.
Whole Family Health Center’s collaborative relationships with community leaders, hospitals, physicians, and the patients we serve, enable us to better meet the needs of our community and we look forward to exciting opportunities to expand our services to those who need us most!