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.
Same-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
Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
- Sports Physicals
- Sprains & other muscle, joint and bone issues
- Well-Woman Exam
Dr. Chidester is the best family physician I’ve ever had. She has exceptional people skills.
Now more than ever, it is important that all school-aged children and adolescents obtain a school or sports physical. One of the primary benefits of this visit is to help students and their families better understand how they can stay well as our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More: School and sports physicals: Important whether learning in-person or remotely
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
Medicare Part B covers a yearly visit to a healthcare provider at no cost to you to help prevent disease and disability. At this appointment, you and your provider will discuss your current health and risk factors and develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy. Read More: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit