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Same-day patient access for select ARHS providers

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 att [ ... ]

New Lung Cancer Screening Program

Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States? According to the American Cancer Society, more than 220,000 people are expected to be  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center - July 12

July 12, 2017
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

Pretty in Pink Fashion Show

June 16, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Linville Ridge Country Club
Linville, NC

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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Inclement Weather

For ARHS Closings & Cancellations, please call (828) 262 - 4346

During Inclement Weather, some Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) facilities may open late, close early or close for the day. When the decision is made, it is done so with the safety of our patients and staff in mind. Notifications will be posted on the home page of this website.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hospitals and The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge are open 24 hours a day, 7 days week and do not close during inclement weather.

If you have any questions about an appointment or the hours of operation at any of the facilities during inclement weather, please call the facility directly for more information.

If you have an emergency, please proceed to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Inclement Weather Plans

During inclement weather events, ARHS outpatient facilities may close early, delay opening or be closed an entire day. The inclement weather plan will be published on the home page of the website. The following is a list of facilities that may be affected.

The Cardiology Center
The Rehabilitation Center (Boone / Linville)
Outpatient Laboratory & Radiology/Imaging
Outpatient Behavioral Health
Cardiac Diagnostic Testing (CDT)
The Breast Center
Seby B. Jones Cancer Center
The Sleep Center
The Wound Care Center
THRIVE: Transition to Wellness

Appalachian Regional Medical Associates

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists
Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
AppUrgent Care
Baker Center for Primary Care
Boone Urology Center
The Cardiology Center
Elk River Medical Associates
Grandfather Specialty Clinic
Harmony, Center for Women's Health & Vitality
Jefferson Specialty Clinic
Tate Clinic

Other Divisions

Finance
Patient Financial Services
Health Information Management / Medical Records
Human Resources / People Services
Administration
Corporate Communications
Community Outreach
Appalachian Healthcare Project
Education Offerings (Orientation & AHA Training Center)