Inclement Weather Plan & Closings

Inclement Weather Plan & Closings

ARHS Closings and Cancellations

(828) 262-4346 or
(855) 812-8369 toll free

When an Inclement Weather Warning has been issued, please call the ARHS Inclement Weather phone line and/or visit the ARHS website to see if the Inclement Weather Plan has been activated before leaving home for your appointment.

What does it mean for patients?

Inclement Weather Plan Activated

For the safety of our patients and staff, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) outpatient facilities may be closed. A list of the outpatient facilities that may be affected in the event of inclement weather are listed below

Medical Offices and Outpatient Facilities: Contact the outpatient facility to reschedule your appointment.

Inpatient Units at Cannon Memorial Hospital and Watauga Medical Center do not close during inclement weather.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 7 days week. If you have an emergency, please proceed to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

AppUrgent Care Walk-In Care for patients with non-life threatening illness or injury: Open these hours, even during inclement weather. Monday-Friday 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.

 

Which facilities are affected?

During inclement weather events, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) outpatient facilities may close early, delay opening or be closed an entire day. The following is a list of locations and services that may be affected.

 

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Facilities are operating on a normal schedule unless otherwise noted.

Emergency & Urgent Care

AppUrgent – OPEN

Baker Center Walk-in Clinic – 2-hour delay

Cannon Memorial Hospital – OPEN

Watauga Medical Center – OPEN

 

Appalachian Regional Medical Associates

AppGastro – 2-hour delay

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists – 2-hour delay

AppOrtho – 2-hour delay

Baker Center for Primary Care – 2-hour delay

Boone Urology Center – 2-hour delay

Davant Medical Clinic — 2-hour delay

Elk River Medical Associates — 2-hour delay

Grandfather Specialty Clinic — 2-hour delay

Harmony Center for Women — 2-hour delay

Jefferson Specialty Clinic — 2-hour delay

Tate Clinic — 2-hour delay

Watauga Surgical Group — 2-hour delay

 

Outpatient Services

Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health — 2-hour delay

Appalachian Regional Outpatient Imaging and Lab Center — 2-hour delay

Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center — 2-hour delay

Cardiac Diagnostic Testing (CDT) — 2-hour delay

The Cardiology Center — 2-hour delay

Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation — 2-hour delay

Outpatient Behavioral Health — 2-hour delay

Outpatient Cardiopulmonary — 2-hour delay

The Rehabilitation Center — 2-hour delay

Seby B. Jones Cancer Center — 2-hour delay

Surgical and Anesthesia Services — OPEN

The Sleep Center at Watauga Medical Center — 2-hour delay

THRIVE: Transition to Wellness — 2-hour delay

The Wound Care Center — 2-hour delay

When an Inclement Weather Warning has been issued, please call the ARHS Inclement Weather phone line and/or visit the ARHS website to see if the Inclement Weather Plan has been activated before leaving home for your appointment.

What does it mean for patients?

Inclement Weather Plan Activated

For the safety of our patients and staff, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) outpatient facilities may be closed. A list of the outpatient facilities that may be affected in the event of inclement weather are listed below

Medical Offices and Outpatient Facilities: Contact the outpatient facility to reschedule your appointment.

Inpatient Units at Cannon Memorial Hospital and Watauga Medical Center do not close during inclement weather.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 7 days week. If you have an emergency, please proceed to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

AppUrgent Care Walk-In Care for patients with non-life threatening illness or injury: Open these hours, even during inclement weather. Monday-Friday 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.

 

Which facilities are affected?

During inclement weather events, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) outpatient facilities may close early, delay opening or be closed an entire day. The following is a list of locations and services that may be affected.

 

Follow Appalachian Regional Healthcare System on Facebook and Twitter at @apprhs for the latest updates.

Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

How to get here

The addresses for our facilities are listed below with a link to Google Maps directions. Feel free to call for more detailed directions or help finding a location. Visit our Locations page for more detailed address information. 

 

Apple Cart Routes

Subject to change. For more detailed Appalcart information, visit the Appalcart website. 

Red, Express, Wellness District: Exit at Watauga Medical Center

  • AppOrtho
  • Harmony Center for Women
  • Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center
  • The Cardiology Center
  • Watauga Medical Center

Red, Express, Wellness District: Exit at Beaver College of Health Sciences

  • ARHS Business Office
  • Outpatient Imaging & Lab Center

Red, Express, Wellness District: Purple, Exit at Applebee’s

  • AppUrgent Care Center

Red, Express: Exit at Boone Heights 1

  • AppGastro
  • Boone Urology
  • Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center
  • The Rehabilitation Center
  • Watauga Surgical Group

Red, Green, Orange, State Farm: Exit at King St./Hillside Drive

  • Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists

 

 

Where to park

Free parking is available at all facilities, most likely in front of each building.

 

Find your way around campus

Click here to view/download maps for Watauga Medical Center and Cannon Memorial Hospital. 

 

 

Interactive Map

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Healthy Environment

Tobacco Use

For the health, safety and well being of our patients, visitors and employees, the use of tobacco products is prohibited on all ARHS properties. This includes all the campuses of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, including buildings, grounds, parking areas, walkways and vehicles. If you would like help to stop smoking, call 800-QUIT NOW.

 

Visiting while sick

It’s always a good idea to avoid visiting the hospital when you have symptoms of sickness. Here are some things you can do to prevent catching or spreading infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. After coughing or sneezing, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not into your hands.
  • If you get sick with flu, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from making them sick.
  • Get the recommended seasonal flu vaccine.

 

Hand hygiene

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is provided throughout our facilities.  When using hand sanitizer, rub hands until they are dry. You have the right to ask your health care provider to wash his or her hands before and after treatment.

 

Cell phone use

Cellular phones may interfere with clinical patient monitoring equipment. Signs will indicate areas where cell phone usage is not allowed. In addition, cell phone conversations can be disruptive in quiet environments. We ask that you limit extended cell phone conversations to areas including lobbies, dining areas, and waiting rooms.

Safety and Security

Your ID Bracelet

As a patient, you will receive a special identification (ID) bracelet that states your name and hospital number, your physician’s name and other important information. Your ID bracelet will be checked often during your stay. Please wear it at all times to prevent delays with important lab tests, X-rays and various other tests and treatments.

If your ID bracelet is damaged or lost, please let your nurse know immediately.

 

Patient Safety Team

Fall Prevention

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We encourage you and your family to become part of our patient safety team. For our patient safety program to be successful, we need you to be fully informed and actively involved in your care.

We are asking your assistance in the following areas:

  • We need you to provide accurate and complete information about your condition.
  • We want you to clearly understand your diagnosis and treatment plan so that you know what to expect.
  • We need you to keep us informed of any changes in your condition.
  • We need you to ask questions if you have any concerns about your care.

While you are a patient you can expect that we will:

  • Check your ID bracelet before giving you medications or doing a procedure.
  • Wash our hands frequently to help prevent infections.
  • Explain things clearly and completely.
  • Ask if you are having pain and help manage your pain if present.

If at any time you have concerns about your care, please let your nurse or your doctor know.

If you have suggestions for improvements or concerns that you do not feel have been addressed, please call the risk management department at (828) 262-4239.

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Hospital Police

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Police Department is committed to the safety and security of the patients, visitors, staff, and the public that utilize all the facilities that make up Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Read More: Hospital Police

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Gift Shops

Gift Shops

Watauga Medical Center

 

The Watauga Medical Center (WMC) Gift Shop, located in the main lobby, offers cut flowers, dish gardens, candy, balloons, plush animals, jewelry, handbags and greeting cards. For more information, call (828) 262-4425.

WMC Gift Shop Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cannon Memorial Hospital

 

The Cannon Memorial Hospital (CMH) Gift Shop, located on the first floor beside the cafeteria, offers balloons, cards, candy, baby gifts, jewelry, clothing, candles, purses, plush toys, and more. Gift wrapping is available upon request. Cash and checks are accepted. For more information, call (828) 737-7425.

CMH Gift Shop Hours

Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (winter months)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (summer months)

The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge

Foley Center Artisan Market

 

Handmade items from Appalachian Regional Healthcare System employees and volunteers, including photography, woodwork, fine art, pottery, jewelry and more.

Foley Artisan Market Hours

 Hours vary. Call or visit the front desk.

Cafeteria and Dining

Cafeteria and Dining

Watauga Medical Center

(828) 262-4139

Open 7 days/week

7:30 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lunch

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner

Cannon Memorial Hospital

(828) 737-7432

Monday – Friday

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast

11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch

Supper trays or weekend trays can be ordered for employees or guests by calling (828) 737-7435.

The Foley Center

Deli At The Ridge

Open 7 days/week

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch

We hope that you will join us for healthy, delicious food in our cafeterias. If you would like to venture outside our campus, you can browse local restaurant offerings at exploreboone.com.