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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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Golf Tournament raises $31k for Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

The 44th Annual Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event raised more than $31,000  [ ... ]

Public Health Advisory: Smoke Exposure from the fire in Watauga County NC

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System are advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke f [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grad...

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., w [ ... ]

3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree at Watauga Medical Center

December 15, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center

December 21, 2016
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

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

 

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.