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Baker Center for Primary Care

A part of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates

Call  (828) 737-7711 for same-day care

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 737-7711
Fax: (828) 737-7713
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Our Office

Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 8am–12pm
436 Hospital Drive, Suite 230
Linville, NC 28646

Our Providers

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Convenient primary care, same-day appointments, and Saturday walk-in for your urgent care needs!

Telehealth is now available. You may be able to visit with your healthcare provider from the safety of your own home! Call (828) 737-7711 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Online appointment requests will not be for same-day appointments.

Patient Centered Medical HomeSame-Day Clinic: Life is busy and your time is valuable. The Baker Center’s Same-Day Clinic now provides treatment for minor illnesses and injuries by appointment. The Same-Day Clinic is a convenient option for acute medical issues for which you would normally go to urgent care, such as colds, flu, sore throat, sinus pain, ear pain, allergies, bug bites/stings and minor injuries. Give us a call to reserve a time that fits your busy schedule.

Walk-in Clinic: Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon, walk-in patients are welcome for urgent care needs like colds, flu, sore throat, sinus pain, ear pain, allergies, bug bites/stings and minor injuries.

Family Medicine: The Baker Center for Primary Care provides accessible, compassionate and high quality care for your entire family. Our providers work with you to ensure that your family’s medical needs are met. We also include you in decision making and take responsibility for your ongoing care. From your pregnancy, to caring for your infant, child or adolescent and you as an adult and into your later years. We are truly your medical home for all ages.

Pediatrics serving Linville, Newland, and Avery County: The Baker Center accepts new pediatric patients, infant to adolescence, in addition to adults. We want to be your whole family’s medical home.

Patients may contact the Practice Manager at (828) 737-7711 with questions, concerns, complaints or compliments regarding Baker Center for Primary Care.


Forms to complete before your appointment
  • Cold & flu

  • Complete Physical Exams

  • Falls

  • Family Medicine

  • Fever

  • Gynecology

  • Injuries

  • Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

  • Obstetrics

  • Pediatrics

  • Preventative Care

  • Primary Care

  • Sports Physicals
  • Sprains & other muscle, joint and bone issues
  • Well-Woman Exam
I love Sarah Seaver. She’s so knowledgeable & concerned about my health. She saved my life, acting quickly to get me help. I make my appointments first visit in the morning or first visit after lunch to avoid long wait times. Carol is the best nurse I’ve had in a long time.

Dr. Chidester is the best family physician I’ve ever had. She has exceptional people skills.

Health Navigation

If you are a patient of one of the Appalachian Regional Medical Associates practices, and are being discharged from Watauga Medical Center or Cannon Memorial Hospital, you may receive a call from the Health Navigation Team to assist you in getting follow up care with your primary care provider. Read More: Health Navigation

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