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Patient Stories

Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our My Story campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their stories.


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Behavioral Health Services set to move and improve this fall

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s Outpatient Behavioral Health offices are merging. The Boone office will move into the Linville office, located in the Sloop Medi [ ... ]

The Davant Medical Clinic open in Blowing Rock

The Harriet and Charles Davant, Jr. Medical Clinic opened on October 3, 2016 on the campus of The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’ [ ... ]

Specialty practice expands this fall

After opening as a new Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) practice last summer, Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists (ARIMS) expanded this fall.

Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Oct 26, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
Pink Day 2016
Oct 28, 2016
10:00AM - 03:30PM
Diabetes Health Fair and Talk
Nov 12, 2016
08:00AM - 10:45AM
3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree
Dec 15, 2016
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Dec 21, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
A Blowing Rock story: Connected at birth, together through life

Few relationships in life are more meaningful than those established at birth. This was certainly the case for Lorrine Miller, when in September 1951 she was delivered by Dr.  [ ... ]

A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark

Few patients when entering the hospital consider all of the “behind the scenes” staff working on their behalf.

Piano playing nurse makes life better for patients at Watauga Medical Center

Many thoughts come to mind when contemplating a trip to the hospital. Where should I park? What time is surgery? Will the cafeteria food be good? Fortunately, for patients at  [ ... ]

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Emergency Room - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

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.

Emergency Room Locations

Cannon Memorial Hospital Emergency Room
434 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC 28646

Watauga Medical Center Emergency Room
336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607

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

When You Arrive

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.

Urgent Care

If your condition is not life-threatening, AppUrgent Care offers convenient, walk-in care for illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, strains, sprains, fever and the flu.