Mercy Urgent Care is proud to offer comprehensive healthcare packages for individuals and families through its MercyMe membership program — and employers throughout Western North Carolina have taken note. Through an affordable monthly membership, MercyMe Team Care allows employers to offer workers access to high quality healthcare services at any of Mercy’s eight convenient locations across Buncombe, Brevard, Haywood, Polk and Yancey counties.
MercyMe is a great way to offer employees the health care services they need — from primary care to treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses — all for a fraction of the cost of traditional insurance options.
Recently, local nonprofit Homeward Bound took advantage of this opportunity to offer coverage to its employees, and Mercy couldn’t be happier to provide compassionate care to those individuals who make this community a better and brighter place for all.
About Homeward Bound
Founded in 1988, Homeward Bound is dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Buncombe County through permanent housing and support, and in 2022 alone, the nonprofit provided homes for 38 veterans and 69 chronically unhoused people in the community. That same year, the organization prevented 162 individuals from becoming homeless, including 30 veterans.
In addition to providing homes for those in need, Homeward Bound also operates the AHOPE Day Center, which provides a place for hundreds of Buncombe County’s homeless neighbors to pick up mail, store their possessions, take care of hygiene needs and more. AHOPE acts as the front door to the nonprofit’s housing services, where people who are homeless can connect to the services and resources they need to find a safe and stable place to live.
Homeward Bound helps people like James, a veteran and successful plumber, who lost his job and home after sustaining a severe injury to his toe at work, which developed into a bone and blood infection that resulted in the amputation of his leg just below the knee. This medical crisis cost James the life he once knew. But with help from Homeward Bound, he has since become housed and is on his way to getting back on track with employment, ongoing health care and support.
In September 2023, Homeward Bound opened Compass Point Village, a permanent supportive housing project made specifically for low-income residents with disabilities, many of whom are chronically homeless. The 85-unit apartment complex, at the site of the former Days Inn on Tunnel Road in East Asheville, provides on-site behavioral health services, case management and job training.
MercyMe team care memberships
As a nonprofit itself, Mercy Urgent Care is proud to offer MercyMe Team Care memberships to organizations like Homeward Bound, so that those who make the biggest difference in our community can access the care and support they need to continue their impactful, life-changing work. Homeward Bound is one of many nonprofits in the local area that have opted in for MercyMe Team Care since the program’s inception in 2022 — but memberships are available to all employers, from small businesses to corporations, with a minimum enrollment of five employees.
Protection for individual employees costs $59 per month per employee or $89 per month for family coverage of up to four people. MercyMe Team Care memberships include unlimited in-office or virtual urgent care visits, a yearly health physical, direct primary care services, flu shots, BMI, A1C and blood pressure assessments, vision screenings and discounts on durable medical equipment and lab work. Find a full list of MercyMe membership services here.
Plans for individuals and families are also available outside of the workplace, with Essential Care plans starting at $29 per month and Premium Care plans starting at $79 per month. Find iInformation on individual and family care plans here.
To learn more about MercyMe Team Care, contact Director of Growth and Marketing Jon Medin at 828.252.3443 or email@example.com.