After forty-five years of practice in Winston-Salem, Dr. Allen closed his medical office on June 15, 2010. In 2003, Dr. Allen received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Winston-Salem Chronicle in recognition of his dedication to his patients and his service to his profession and his community.
Dr. Allen is survived by his wife of sixty years, Simona Atkins Allen: two children, Gail Allen, M.D. and Harvey H. Allen, Jr., M.D.: grandson, Harvey H. Allen III; sister, Jean Allen Payne; brother, Theodore L. Allen M.D., (Carolyn), and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.