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Arm yourself against COVID-19 - Vaccinate

The best way to reduce the chances of severe illness, hospitalization, or death from COVID-19, including the Delta variant, is to be vaccinated.

Welcome New Family Medicine Resident Doctors

Resident physicians, based at AppFamily Medicine and Watauga Medical Center, work with faculty physicians in family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, and more.

Masks required in all ARHS facilities

Federal regulations require everyone, including individuals who are fully vaccinated, to wear a mask in healthcare settings such as hospitals and doctor’s offices.

Watauga Medical Center Expansion Updates

Construction of the new patient care tower is underway.

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine: You have a choice

Pediatrics is available in Boone, Blowing Rock, and Linville at AppFamily, Davant Medical Clinic, and Baker Center for Primary Care.

Attention: Federal regulations require everyone, including individuals who are fully vaccinated, to wear a mask in healthcare settings such as hospitals and doctor’s offices. According to our visitation policy, please do not bring children under the age of 18 to visit hospitals or healthcare facilities. For their safety, please do not leave children unattended on ARHS property, including inside cars.

COVID-19 Updates and Information ▶︎

A Legacy of Giving: Major gift to Watauga Medical Center in memory of Dr. Al Petti

The late Dr. Al Petti spent many years as an innovative orthopedic surgeon. His wife Chris has chosen to honor his legacy with a $1 million gift to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation toward a new, ultramodern orthopedic program at Watauga Medical Center. A part of the orthopedic expansion project will bear the Petti name as a tribute to their history of medical excellence and community advancement. Read More: A Legacy of Giving: Major gift to Watauga Medical Center in memory of Dr. Al Petti

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COVID-19 Care Vigil held at Watauga Medical Center (videos and transcripts)

On September 2, 2021, providers and staff of Watauga Medical Center held a care vigil to share their experiences with our community. Speakers candidly described what it’s like inside the hospital right now with the current COVID surge of the Delta Variant, and shared what the community can do to protect themselves and others. Read More: COVID-19 Care Vigil held at Watauga Medical Center (videos and transcripts)

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