Media Center

Welcome to our media center. We place a high priority on ensuring members of the media promptly receive public information related to Vaya Health or about issues involving mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual/ developmental disabilities in North Carolina.

Please direct all news media inquiries to:

Drew Elliot, Vice President, Public Affairs
Telephone: 828-225-2785, ext. 1405

Please direct all requests for public records to:

Legal and Compliance
Telephone: 828-225-2785

Thank you for your interest in Vaya Health and the people we serve.

Vaya Health Overview

Vaya Health manages public funds for the prevention and treatment of mental health needs, substance use disorder and intellectual/developmental disabilities in their region. These funds come primarily from Medicaid. They also include state, county, and federal government funding. They are an NC local government agency.

They serve individuals who receive Medicaid, are uninsured or underinsured. They do not provide treatment services directly. As a managed care organization, they manage services provided by their contracted network of providers and practitioners throughout their region.

Headquartered in Asheville, they maintain a regional office in Lenoir, with smaller offices throughout the counties they serve.

Images for Media Use

For your convenience, we’ve made digital images of our logo, executive staff and main offices available for your use. These include our administrative headquarters in Asheville and regional office in Lenoir. These images are the exclusive copyright of Vaya Health. They must not be distorted, used for commercial purposes or used in any manner that is detrimental to Vaya’s image or reputation.

Tracy Hayes, CEO

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Vaya Offices

Asheville Headquarters

Asheville administrative headquarters
200 Ridgefield Court
Asheville, NC 28806

Lenoir regional office
825 Wilkesboro Blvd. NE
Lenoir, NC 28645

Read Press Releases

The following Vaya Health news releases are available for viewing and downloading. For the latest Vaya news articles, visit our Current News page.

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