Can you remember the last time you were sick and unable to schedule an appointment at your doctor’s office? All too often, patients feel helpless and frustrated when they hear that their medical provider’s next available appointment is more than two weeks out.

We can see you now!

In response to patient feedback, Baker Center for Primary Care offers walk-in acute care (sick or injured) visits for both new and established patients. The Baker Center’s walk-in clinic will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“The first step in providing patient-centered care is making sure that care is available when patients need it most,” said Robert Johnston, ARHS Vice President of Ambulatory Services & Clinical Integration. “Our goal is to help these patients feel better while also helping them avoid an emergency room visit for a non-life-threatening condition.”

Patients seeking an annual physical, disease management check-up or other routine medical appointment should call 828-737-7711 to schedule an appointment.


About the Baker Center for Primary Care

In 2012, Dr. Charles Baker along with the other healthcare providers in his office, decided to join Appalachian Regional Medical Associates to form the Baker Center for Primary Care. Dr. Baker, who is board certified in both Family Medicine and Pediatrics, has faithfully practiced medicine in Avery County for more than 30 years. From your pregnancy, to caring for your infant, child or adolescent, as an adult and into your later years, we are truly your medical home for all ages.

The Baker Center is recognized by The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Tier 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The PCMH distinction acknowledges the Center’s high-quality of care devoted to emphasizing access, health information technology and partnerships between clinicians and patients.

The Baker Center for Primary Care is located in the Sloop Medical Office Plaza adjacent to Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC. To learn more about the Baker Center call 828-737-7711.