Community_HelpThe COVID-19 pandemic creates new challenges daily for ARHS and for our patients. We are fortunate to have so many in our High Country community ask us how they can help in the response to these unprecedented times. Here, we’ve listed several ways you can help. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from community members, local businesses, and organizations.

 

Please stay at home

Our healthcare professionals are here for you, but we are asking the community to help slow the spread!

The most important thing the community can do to slow the spread of the virus is to stay home as much as possible. If you absolutely  must go out, stay at least six feet apart from others, wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face.

Donate Supplies

Thank you for your generosity in helping to support our organization and the patients we serve. At this time we are accepting gifts of personal protective equipment to include:

  • Medical grade surgical and procedure masks
  • N95 respirator masks
  • Face Shields
  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Please note that ARHS only intends to utilize homemade masks and other personal protective equipment as a last resort.

You can drop these items off at the front entrance of Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville or the security checkpoint at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

If you have any questions, or to receive a gift receipt for your donation, please contact Brian Whitfield at bwhitfield@apprhs.org or 828-262-9105.

Donate to the ARHS COVID-19 Response

You can donate to support the ongoing efforts of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System to respond to COVID-19, or to directly support patients in need.

Click here to donate online >

You may also mail a check to the address below, or contact Brian Whitfield, Director of Development, at (828) 262-9105 or bwhitfield@apprhs.org.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 2600
Boone, NC 28607

Donate to COVID-19 Patient Emergency Fund

You can donate to support the ongoing efforts of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System to respond to COVID-19, or to directly support patients in need.

Click here to donate online >

You may also mail a check to the address below, or contact Brian Whitfield, Director of Development, at (828) 262-9105 or bwhitfield@apprhs.org.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 2600
Boone, NC 28607

Give Blood

Blood Drive at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center
April 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Mark your calendars and make your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and enter in the sponsor code: Watauga Medical Center or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do.

As a proud Premier Blood Partner with the Red Cross, we know that just that short amount of time donating blood can mean a lifetime to a patient battling illness or injury. Roll up a sleeve and join us in giving back to the community.