August 31, 2020
AppFamily Medicine in Boone began offering extended hours, same-day appointments, and a Saturday walk-in clinic beginning September 14.
Monday – Friday:
- Same-Day appointments are available 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. for new and established patients, and walk-ins are welcome from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Regular appointments are available for routine services such as family medicine, pediatric and adolescent care, chronic disease management, behavioral health, women’s health, and more.
- The walk-in clinic operates 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays
When it opened in November, 2019, AppFamily Medicine significantly increased access to primary care in the High Country. The intent of the practice was – and still is – to embody the concept of family medicine with the local community and truly become a “health and wellness home” for patients.
“Expanding the hours and services at AppFamily Medicine makes sense because it brings us closer to our purpose of being a full-service healthcare home for the entire family. With additional providers and extended hours, High Country families will be able to access the care they need when they need it,” said Dr. Molly Benedum, AppFamily physician and director of MAHEC Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.
The MAHEC Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, which makes its home at Watauga Medical Center and AppFamily Medicine, welcomed four new doctors – its first group of residents. Acute care provider Laura Zimmerman, MD also joined AppFamily, bringing the total number of providers and residents to eleven.
With the expansion of AppFamily Medicine’s same-day and walk-in care, AppUrgent Care Center in Boone closed it’s current location on September 11th. The services offered at AppUrgent Care are now available at AppFamily Medicine, with the exception of x-ray, urine drug screens and breath alcohol testing.
“We are excited to expand AppFamily Medicine to include services historically provided by AppUrgent Care. By transitioning these services to AppFamily Medicine, patients will have a comprehensive and seamless experience between urgent and primary care, and access to twelve providers with experience in pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, and more,” said Benedum.
- Allergic Reactions
- CDL Physicals
- Head Injuries
- Insect Bites
- Muscle Injuries & Sprains
- Splinters & Other Foreign Objects
- TB testing
- Worker’s Comp
- Other non-life-threatening acute symptoms
Call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Room if you have a potentially life-threatening illness or injury, such as heart attack, stroke, or traumatic injury.