Partners Health Management
901 S New Hope Rd.
Gastonia NC 28054

Improving Lives. Strengthening Communities.

Service areas: 8 Counties in NC: Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rutherford, Surry & Yadkin.

Partners Corporate Office – Gastonia, NC


Partners CEO, Rhett Melton

History: Partners makes sure everyone who lives in Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Surry, and Yadkin County and is covered by Medicaid or state health insurance or has no insurance at all receives the best possible services for mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mission: Partners’ mission is to manage a behavioral health care system funded by federal, state and local taxpayer dollars.

We ensure all individuals who are eligible for our programs have access to quality providers and effective services. We improve lives and strengthen our communities by focusing on positive outcomes and the proper use of funds entrusted to us.

Partners is a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO) responsible for ensuring access to care for people who need intellectual/developmental disability, mental health and substance use disorder services in central and western North Carolina.

We are recognized across North Carolina for our Partners Community Model and our unwavering commitment to the counties and families we serve. The system of care we manage is shaped by the choices of our members and their families and is designed to meet the unique needs of each community in our service area.

Through a steadfast community focus and longstanding partnerships with local providers and stakeholders who share our vision, our members and recipients receive the effective care and support they need.