ARHS Closings and Cancellations

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When a Winter 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. (See below for list)

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 facilities that may be affected.

Avery County

Baker Center for Primary Care • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation • Elk River Medical AssociatesGrandfather Specialty Clinic • Outpatient Cardiopulmonary • Outpatient Behavioral Health • Tate Clinic • The Rehabilitation Center

Watauga County

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists • Appalachian Regional Outpatient Imaging and Lab Center • AppOrtho • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation • Cardiac Diagnostic Testing (CDT) • Harmony Center for Women • Outpatient Behavioral HealthSeby B. Jones Cancer Center • The Cardiology Center • The Rehabilitation Center • The Sleep Center at Watauga Medical Center • THRIVE: Transition to Wellness • Watauga Surgical Group • The Wound Care Center