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ARHS Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Employee Engagement

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

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Scholarship helps student and patients breathe easier

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Emergency Room - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

 

Do you need emergency care or urgent care? 

Call 911 or come to the Emergency Room when: 

  • You have a potentially life-threatening illness or injury, such as heart attack, stroke, or traumatic injuries
  • AppUrgent Care/Baker Center and your primary care provider are closed 

Come to urgent or walk-in care when: 

  • You have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, such as ear pain, sore throat, or sprain
  • You need care during AppUrgent office hours, and you cannot see your primary care provider

 


Emergency Services

Our Emergency Departments provide emergency medical care for life-threatening illness and injuries. Our staff is dedicated to providing the expert care that you expect from our hospitals – quickly and efficiently. Our team of emergency-trained medical staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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

Urgent Care Services

If your condition is not life-threatening, AppUrgent Care (Watauga) and Baker Center for Primary Care (Avery) offer convenient, walk-in care for illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, strains, sprains, fever and the flu.

AppUrgent Care is open Monday through Friday, 8 am - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm. 

Baker Center Walk-in Clinic operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

 


Emergency Locations

Cannon Memorial Hospital Emergency Room

434 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC 28646
Directions

Watauga Medical Center Emergency Room

336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607
Directions

Our Emergency Rooms are fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

 


Urgent Care and Walk-In Locations

 

AppUrgent Care

2146 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 265-5505
Directions

 

 

Baker Center for Primary Care

436 Hospital Drive, Suite 230
Linville, NC 28646
(828) 737-7711
Directions

Click to view AppUrgent providers and download patient forms to complete prior to your visit.  Click to view Baker Center providers and download patient forms to complete prior to your visit. 

 


When You Arrive At the Emergency Department

When you arrive at one of our Emergency Rooms, you will be asked for some basic information to complete your registration. A triage nurse will ask you questions to determine the severity of your condition. Patients are treated as quickly as possible, with priority given to patients with the most severe injuries or illnesses.

The following services are available for your convenience while you are in Emergency Services:

  • Our waiting areas provide restrooms, public telephones and television. Wireless access is available in the main waiting area.
  • Food services and snack machines are located on the main floor of each hospital.
  • An interfaith chapel, gift shop and additional seating are located in the lobby of each hospital.

If the emergency physician feels it is necessary, he/she may call in a specialist for consultation on your medical condition. If the physician elects to admit you to the hospital, the emergency department staff will provide care until your admission process is complete and your room is ready. The emergency room staff is not be responsible for personal belongings.