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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
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Health Alert - Respiratory (Flu) Virus and Stomach Viruses

The flu virus is considered "widespread" in North Carolina according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NC region which includes the High Country has the t [ ... ]

A letter from our new CEO, Chuck Mantooth

  Dear High Country Community, On Friday, January 27, 2017, I assumed the role of President and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. First, let me say that I  [ ... ]

Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Yvonne Mack, Looks to New Opportunities

Have you ever wished that you could click your heels together three times and say ‘There is no place like home’ and be there? The Wizard of Oz was more than a Judy [ ... ]

Blood Drive at Cannon Memorial Hospital - March 9

March 9, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Hospital
Sloop Medical Plaza Oak Room Directions

Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Yvonne Mack, Looks to New Opportunities

Have you ever wished that you could click your heels together three times and say ‘There is no place like home’ and be there? The Wizard of Oz was more than a Judy [ ... ]

Longest-serving employee at Cannon Memorial Hospital retires after 51 years

Can you remember your first teenage job interview? For most of us, we can recall the “permission to borrow the family car” discussion with dad followed by unsolici [ ... ]

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.  [ ... ]

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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 and your primary care provider are closed 

Come to AppUrgent 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.


Emergency Room 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.


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 Services

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. AppUrgent Care is open Monday through Friday, 8 am - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm. If you have a medical emergency either of these days, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.


Urgent Care Location

AppUrgent Care

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

 Click to view providers at this location, and download patient forms to complete prior to your visit.