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13th annual Pretty in Pink event provides mammograms in Avery County

Pictured above: Vickie Fuller, Angela Wilson, Pat Parks. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s 13th Annual Pretty in Pink event was held on June 16, 2017 at Linville [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center recognized for high-value healthcare by Premier, Inc.

Watauga Medical Center has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for  [ ... ]

Blowing Rock Fashion Show: Forty Years of Iconic Fashion, July 21, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to present the 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show, which will be held on July 21, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Country [ ... ]

Blowing Rock Fashion Show: Forty Years of Iconic Fashion, July 21, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to present the 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show, which will be held on July 21, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Country [ ... ]

Speaker Event: Mindfulness in a Time of Loss

 Thursday, July 27  8:00-11:30 a.m., Watauga Medical Center Auditorium
1:00-4:30 p.m., Midway Baptist Church, West Jefferson

Local 11-year-old starts a beary special program at Watauga Medical Center

  Few things in life can seem scarier than the thought of surgery – especially for an 11-year-old. After her tonsillectomy at Watauga Medical Center, Lula Bovino a [ ... ]

Scholarship helps student and patients breathe easier

Have you ever received a scholarship and wondered what it could mean for your future? Callie Crump, Pulmonary Navigator at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS),  [ ... ]

Nursing school scholarship leads to second career opportunity at Cannon Memorial Hospital

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital. As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the [ ... ]

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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."

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. 

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. 

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.

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.