Serving Polk County, North Carolina



Polk Wellness Center is committed to empowering those it serves, along with the general public, by offering workshops and participating in events in the community. We also want to keep the community informed as we reach service milestones. On this page, you will learn more about recent news regarding Polk Wellness Center and its upcoming or recent events.

Polk Wellness Center Adds Diabetes Education Self Management and Wellness Program in collaboration with St. Luke's Hospital


Melissa Melum, RN, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) has worked with patients across the spectrum of diabetes, from newly diagnosed to patients on insulin pumps, at Kaiser Permanente (Gaithersburg, MD) and the Joslin Diabetes Center affilliate at University of Maryland/Maryland General Hospital.

The Diabetes Self-Management and Wellness Program at Polk Wellness Center provides a comprehensive approach in which the person with diabetes learns how to manage all aspects of the condition; from monitoring, medications and diet to psychological stress, nutrition and lifestyle change.  The program is open to all residents with a referral from their primary physician.

Upcoming Events

 Please leave a message for Melissa at our office for information about upcoming classes, or ask your physician

Diabetes Support Group  October 30th, 2013  1:30 pm

 'Dining With Diabetes' Cooking Class in collobaration with Jimmi Buell of the Cooperative Extension Service-  November 13th and December 11th, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Polk Wellness Center Office 

211 Staff Visits Polk Wellness Center



Polk Wellness is a participant in the Polk County 211 Program, a free, confidential, 24/7 Help Line.  Staff members of 211 had a 'whistle stop' tour of Polk County agencies in resource listings on October 13. 

Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a network of resources in Western North Carolina. 


Fundraiser to Support Polk Wellness Center

The First Inaugural Loud Pants Open

The 'Loud Pants Open' event will take place on September 13, 2014 at the Links O' Tryon Golf Course.  Our goal is to raise money and awareness that will benefit Polk Wellness Center as they provide medical and mental health services to residents of our comunity and the surrounding area.  Polk Wellness Center serves the needs of Polk county and surrounding area.  Proceeds from this event will support services for uninsured.  We are grateful to Brenda Drake and Mike Asheworth for organizing this event.  Detailed information may be found at 








Appointments Available 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday



155 West Mills Street
Columbus Commons
Suites: 201/202
Columbus, NC 28722