Caring For Our Community

Highland Health Center

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Street Address:
609 N. Highland St
Gastonia, NC 28052
Appointments: 704-874-3316
Phone: 704-772-4700
Fax: 704-833-1553
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
(2nd Wednesday of every month)
8:00am - 8:00pm



  • Primary care (well and sick care, chronic disease management) for children, adults and seniors
  • Pharmacy and Medication Assistance
  • Behavioral Health counseling
  • Diabetes Disease Management*

*Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, GFHS’ Diabetes Education and Support Services provide diabetes education, training and support for people with diabetes to facilitate behavior change and patient empowerment based on individual patient-centered goals. For a schedule of workshops and events available at no charge, click link.


Pharmacy Services

Phone:  704-864-0074

Pharmacy Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(Closed Daily: 12:30 – 1:00pm)

Highland Health Center - Provider

Tinka Barnes, MD

Medical Degree:
University of Kansas Medical School. Kansas City, KS
Family Medicine Residency:
Louisiana State University, Kenner Regional Medical Center, Kenner, LA
University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Jean Benton, FNP-C

Caring for patients through the Workplace Wellness Program

Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Jill Bumgardner, LCSWA

Graduate Degree:
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Susanna Shepard, FNP-C

Graduate Degree:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Amy Shortridge, FNP-C

Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC