Can you remember the last time you were sick and unable to schedule an appointment at your doctor's office? All too often, patients in need of non-life threatening medical attention end up in the emergency room. These patients are then treated in an emergency care setting when they could be treated more appropriately within their medical practice.

"This unfortunate and avoidable scenario takes place too frequently in healthcare," said Robert Johnston, Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Clinical Integration at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). "In response to patient feedback and discussions with patients in the community, we are working diligently to provide same-day patient access at select outpatient practice locations."
ARHS has implemented same-day access for patients at The Cardiology Center in Boone, NC; Baker Center for Primary Care in Linville, NC; and Appalachian Regional Internal Medical Specialists in Boone, NC. "Patient access is a vital component of patient care, outcomes and patient satisfaction," said Johnston. "We hope that these changes will help better serve patients when they need access to care."

AppUrgent Care Center

(828) 265-5505
Directions & Information

As always, AppUrgent Care Center provides convenient, walk-in care to all patients with non-life threatening illness or injury such as sore throats, strains, sprains, fever, flu and more.

Baker Center for Primary Care

Directions & Information

Baker Center offers walk-in acute care (sick or injured) visits for new and established patients as a part of their walk-in clinic Monday through Friday from 8 am - 6 pm. Visits are first come, first served. 

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists (ARIMS)

Directions & Information

Established patients at ARIMS have access to a family medicine provider for same-day acute care (sick or injured) appointments.
ARIMS is a multi-specialty practice featuring internal medicine, family medicine, rheumatology, pulmonology and women's health services. 

The Cardiology Center

Directions & Information

The Cardiology Center offers same-day appointments for new and established patients. If you are having active chest pain, go to the nearest emergency room. If the pain is intermittent, please call to inquire about a same-day appointment. 
Cardiovascular services at ARHS also include state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, a catheterization lab, rehabilitation services and two satellite offices in Jefferson, NC, and Linville, NC. 

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (AppOrtho)

Directions & Information

COMING SOON. AppOrtho will offer same-day appointments for new and established patients by September 2017. AppOrtho, located in Boone, NC, is the official sports medicine provider for Appalachian State University athletics.