Our Story

Affinity Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center and proud to be part of America's network of community health centers. We are a medical home providing quality comprehensive medical care and supportive services for our patients in and around York County, SC. Our team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Counselors, Nurses, Medical Office Assistants, Social Workers, Patient Access Specialists, Medical Billing Personnel, IT, Quality & Data Specialists, Educators, and Administrators,

Affinity Health Center receives HHS funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

2000: Nonprofit Status

In 2000, Catawba Care Coalition received status as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, expanded to include more case managers and an on-site medical clinic, and moved to its own facility in Rock Hill, continuing to expand and merge with other agencies to alleviate duplication of services and maximize limited resources.

2003: Continued Growth

In 2003, Catawba Care Coalition merged with the Catawba AIDS Prevention Network for consolidated prevention, outreach and education services, and also added HIV testing/prevention services.

2013-15: Extended Services

In 2013, Catawba Care added on-site dental work, and the next year, we began expanding our healthcare services to a broader community.

2017: Affinity Breaks Ground

Image: Affinity Health Center breaks ground for a new 30,000 sq ft facility.

In 2017, Affinity announced plans for a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility to expand healthcare access to the community.

2020: 20th Birthday Party

Affinity Health Center celebrates it’s 20th birthday with a party attended by old and new board, staff, partners and patients.

1994: Catawba Care is founded

The Catawba Care Coalition was formed in 1994 to serve people living with HIV in York, Chester, and Lancaster Counties. Originally, the agency was housed at the York County Health Department, and operated under the United Way.

2001: HIV Specialty Care

In 2001, Catawba Care Coalition merged with the York County AIDS Task Force, and began medical care services, including primary care and HIV specialty care.

2010: New Building

In 2010, Catawba Care Coalition moved to a new location under the simplified name Catawba Care.

2015: Affinity Health Center

In 2015, Catawba Care was rebranded as Affinity Health Center, and emerged as a full-service family practice, expanding to offer a wide range of affordable, high-quality healthcare services.

2018: A New Vision In Community Health

Affinity Health Center opens a new vision in community health with a new 30,000 sq. ft . building to better serve our community.

Our Mission & Vision

Affinity Health Center serves the healthcare needs of our community by providing access to high-quality, comprehensive care with compassion, dignity and respect.

Affinity Health Center’s vision is for a healthy and vibrant community where all people have access to exceptional and comprehensive healthcare.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Mission & Vision Statement

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Mission Statement: Affinity Health Center is dedicated to serve the healthcare needs of ALL people with empathy, inclusion, and fairness. We are committed to improving outcomes for patients, staff, and community to ensure accessibility of our care services, and better serve the needs of our diversified community. At Affinity Health Center, We’re Inclusive.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Vision Statement: Affinity Health Center envisions a community where all people are mentally and physically healthy, an individual’s diversity does not impede their access to high-quality comprehensive healthcare, and everyone has an equitable opportunity to succeed. Our organization also envisions that we live in a community where everyone feels included and is connected to a sense of belonging.

Our Leadership

  • Jarvis Hamlin, Chair
    Spectrum Enterprise
  • Anthony Hill, Vice Chair
    Winthrop University
  • Amy Newton, Secretary
    York Technical College
  • Sally Baker, Treasurer
    Winthrop University Foundation
  • Anita Case, Executive Director
  • Daphne Carter
  • Scott Chopas
    American Pacific Mortgage

  • Stephen Cooley
    Stephen Cooley Realty Group
  • Dr. Lafarah Frazier
    Clinton College
  • Ted Garcia
    Atrium Health
  • Jennifer Houck
    India Hook Dental Care
  • Chrisoula Jacob
  • Jennifer McDaniel
    Winthrop University
  • Joe'Terrious Neal
    Morton & Gettys
  • Adali Gutierrez Perez

Recognition & Affiliation





Our Privacy Policy

The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit Affinity Health Center’s web site are important to us. No personal information is collected at this site unless provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information. Examples of this would be: contacting us through our online contact form, processing an online donation, or signing up for our email newsletter. If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message, Affinity Health Center will use this information to respond to your request. There are times when your e-mail is forwarded within Affinity Health Center to employees who are better able to assist you. Please do not put confidential information in your e-mail communications to Affinity Health Center. Affinity Health Center will not disclose personal information collected from users to private third parties unless the law requires such disclosure or it is a needed to process the transaction you initiated. Third parties we use include Mailchimp to process email newsletter lists and PayPal to process online donations.

Registered patients may access Affinity Health Center's Patient Portal through a link on this site. The Patient Portal is a separate website with it's own privacy policy.

Affinity Health Center's Notice of Privacy Practices explains how we use and protect your health information.