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Avery County

Medical Care

High Country Community Health
828-737-0221
448 Cranberry St
Newland, NC  28657

Monday – Friday   (8am-6pm  Thursday open until 8pm)

Also provides an Avery County Resource Directory for other local help.

Dental

High Country Community Health
828-742-1018
504 Pineola St
Newland, NC  28657 

Monday – Friday  8:30am-5:00pm

Mental Health

Vaya Health   
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues 

Health and Human Services

Avery Department of Social Services
175 Linville Street
Newland, NC 28657

Phone:(828) 733-8230 

Monday thru Friday   8:00am-4:30pm

Public Assistance Programs
Food Stamps
Medicaid-Families and Children’s
Medicaid-Adults
Work First Family Assistance
Other Services for Families

Services
Work Permits
Foster Care–Adoptions
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services

Program Integrity

The mission of the Avery County Department of Social Services is to be an advocate for and protector of the young, disabled, and aged citizens of Avery County.  To be an agency that works as a team to administer services and public assistance programs in an efficient, timely, consistent, and professional manner.

 

Prescription Medications

My Meds Medication Assistance 
828-766-6337 
my98@bellsouth.net
Locations in Spruce Pine and Burnsville
For SHORT-TERM help buying prescription drugs.

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Avery Health Care System
(828) 737-7004
Serves permanent and seasonal residents by providing hospital primary care, physician specialty services, extended healthcare, restorative care, home care, behavioral health services and sleep studies.  
Managed by Carolinas HealthCare System, Avery Health Care System includes Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital and considers preventative medicine and community projects part of its mission.

Charles A. Cannon, Junior Memorial Hospital
828-737-7000
434 Hospital Dr.
Linville, NC  28646

Cooperative Extension Services

Avery County Cooperative Extension 
805 Cranberry St
Newland, NC 28657

 
Monday – Friday     8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm

Health Department

Toe River Health District
serving Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Counties

Avery County Health Department
located beside the Senior Center at
545 Schultz Street
Newland, NC  28657 
Phone: 828 682-6118

Monday – Friday    8:00am-4:30pm

The Avery County Health Department offers a wide array of services to residents of the County.

The Health Department provides and ensures the provision of these services:

  •  Adult Health
  •  Dental Public Health
  •  Food, Lodging, and Institutional Sanitation
  •  Individual On-site Water Supply
  •  Sanitary Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
  •  Grade A Milk Sanitation
  •  Communicable Disease Control
  •  Vital Records Registration
  •  Maternal Health
  •  Child Health
  •  Family Planning
  •  Public Health Laboratory Support 

Many other services offered include Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, Maternity Care Coordination Program, Child Care Coordination, School Health Programs, WIC Program, Health Education and Wellness Program, Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Communicable Disease Program, and more.

Senior Centers

Avery Senior Services 
located near the pool complex
165 Schultz Circle
Newland, NC  28657

(828) 733-8220

Monday – Friday     8:00am-4:30pm

OUR PROGRAMS

Congregate Nutrition
Lunch is served Monday Through Friday at 11:45am

Home Delivered Meals
A hot, nutritious, noontime meal is served Monday through Friday. Volunteers deliver meals on six routes. A smile and good lunch can do wonders in helping our homebound older adults remain at home.

Information & Referral
Our office maintains information and data on current aging issues. We assist older adults and their families in acquiring needed information whether directly or by referring them to the correct agency source.

Senior Center Activities

Available to anyone 60 years of age or older:

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Excercise
  • Library
  • Greenhouse
  • Ceramics Classes
  • Computer Lab & Instruction
  • Shuffle Board
  • Bingo
  • Musical Programs
  • Quilting
  • Overnight trips
  • Day Trips
  • Health Promotion Activities
  • Income Tax Assistance
  • Medicare & Insurance Help
  • Surplus Food Distribution
  • Senior Games

Transportation
Available on a daily basis throughout Avery County and other locations in order to transport clients to the Senior Center and to provide access to essential services such as doctors, clinics, grocery and pharmacy.

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Avery County Senior Center 
165 Schultz Circle
Newland, NC  28657

(828) 733-8220

Ask for SHIIP Help  

Website:
http://www.averycountync.gov/departments/senior_services.php

email: 
averysc@averycountync.gov

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Avery-County-Senior-Center-106402426132031/

Buncombe County

Medical Care

Western North Carolina Community Health Services

Minnie Jones Health Center
257 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801

828-285-0622

Monday – Friday     8:00am – 5:00pm

Click here for full listing of services offered (which include Medical and Dental Care, Behavioral Health Services, Pharmacy, Benefits Eligibility Assistance, HIV Care Network, Substance Abuse Services, etc.



Asheville Buncombe County Christian Ministry

Churches Working Together to Serve Their Neighbors

ABCCM Medical Ministry
155 Livingston St
Asheville, NC  28801

828-259-5339

The ABCCM Medical Ministry provides primary care, medication assistance, and crisis dental care to nearly 6,000 Buncombe County adults between 18-65. Those patients—many of whom are working two or more jobs to make ends meet—are deeply grateful for these services.

Dental

Dental care is offered by both the Minnie Jones Family Health Center and the ABCCM Medical Ministry.  See Above.

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Health and Human Services

Buncombe County Social Work Services    (with weblink)
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC  28802 

Phone: (828) 250-5500

Monday – Friday       8:00am – 5:00pm

Click here for listing of services provided

Cooperative Extension Services

Buncombe County Cooperative Extension 
49 Mount Carmel Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Phone:(828) 255-5522
 
Monday – Friday      8:00am-5:00pm

Hospitals

Mission Health
828-213-1111   (main switchboard for both locations)

Mission Memorial Campus
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801

Mission St Joseph Campus
428 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801

Click here for maps/directions to each location along with floor maps for visitors.

Mental Health

Vaya Health  
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues


RHA Behavioral Health Services

RHA Behavioral Health Services – Asheville
356 Biltmore Ave., Upper Level
Asheville, NC 28801

Office Phone: (828) 254-2700

RHA Behavioral Health Child & Family Services
131 McDowell Ave. Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 785-1889
 
20 Davidson Dr.
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 250-6296
 
RHA/ARP Mary Benson House
450 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 252-5280
  
277 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 253-6306
Toll-Free: (855) 587-4443

RHA/ARP Prevention Services
84 Coxe Ave., Ste. 1-C
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 348-2641

 

Health Department

Buncombe County Health Center
53 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC  28801
Phone:(828) 250-5000

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday    8:00am to 5:00pm

Click here for a full listing of services offered.

Senior Centers

There are five Senior Dining Sites throughout Buncombe County. These sites provide a friendly environment, where you can get a nutritious lunch, participate in exercises, play games, and meet friends, new and old!

Click here to see the full listing.

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a central resource for programs and services for people 60 and older.  Click here for a full listing of individual support services.

 

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Council on Aging of Buncombe County 
46 Sheffield Circle
Asheville, NC  28803

(828) 277-8288

Ask for SHIIP Help

Website:
http://www.coabc.org/#!medicare/c3gx

email: info@coabc.org

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/COABCs-SHIIP-Program-854510971313788/  

Burke County

Medical Care

Good Samaritan Clinic
305 West Union Street
Morganton, NC  28655

phone 828-439-9948 or 828-212-4185

Monday thru Thursday   8:30am – 5:30pm

Click here for Primary Care/Specialist Services
Click here for NC Farmworker Health Program
Click here for Teeth in Need

Dental

Good Samaritan Clinic Teeth in Need Program
305 West Union Street
Morganton, NC  28655

phone 828-439-9948 or 828-212-4185

Mission is to relieve dental pain and suffering for needy Burke County Nschool children; and strongly supports efforts in disease preventive and classroom education.

Mental Health

Vaya Health 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues



RHA Behavioral Health Services

RHA Behavioral Health Services – Caldwell County Office
2415 Morganton Blvd, SW
Lenoir, NC  28645
Office Phone: (828) 394-5563
Mobile Crisis Line: 888-573-1006 
(Mobile Crisis Services Available 24/7/365)

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge-Morganton
2201 S Sterling St
Morganton, NC  28655

888-580-5000

Hospital anchors Carolinas HealthCare System’s local professionals and institutions.  Click here for services available.

Health Department

Burke County Health Department
700 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC  28655
Phone: 828-764-9150

Monday thru Friday  8:00am – 5:00pm

Click here for services offered

Health and Human Services

Burke County Social Services Department
700 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC  28655

Phone: 828-439-2000  

Monday thru Friday    8:00am – 5:00pm

to report abuse or neglect during normal business hours:
call 828-764-9600 and ask to speak to a children’s protective services intake workers
after 5pm or on weekend, call Burke County Sheriff’s Dept at 828-438-5500 and ask to speak to the on-call social worker

Senior Centers

Burke County Senior Services   (2 locations and Congregate Nutrition)

Morganton-Burke Senior Center  
501 N Green Street
Morganton, NC  28655

828-430-4147
Monday thru Friday   8:00am – 5:00pm

East Burke Senior Center
(Lower Level of HeldebranTown Hall)
202-B South Center Street
Hildebran, NC  28637

828-397-3397
Monday thru Friday   8:00am – 4:30pm

The Classy Senior Congregate Nutrition Program services are provided to senior adults 60 years of age and older who desire the opportunity to gain daily social interaction through community involvement.
Meets at the Teacher’s Cottage in Valdese   Mondays thru Friday   8:00am – 12Noon
For more info contact Angie Ross, Nutrition Coordinator  828-430-4147 or angie.ross@burkenc.org 

Cooperative Extension Services

Burke County Center 
130 Ammons Drive
Suite 2
Morganton, NC  28655

Phone:  828-764-9480

Monday thru Friday   8:00am – 5:00pm

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Burke County Senior Services 
501 N Green Street
Morganton, NC  28655

(828) 430-4147

Ask for SHIIP Help  

Henderson County

Medical Care

Blue Ridge Community Health Services
828-692-4289

Blue Ridge Health Center services, hours and location
Hendersonville Family Health Center hours and location
Arden Health Center hours and location


The Free Clinics 
841 Case St
Hendersonville, NC  28792

828-697-8422

Acute Care Clinics (Dental, Medical, Psychiatric)
Chronic and Specialty Care Programs (Diabetes Mgmt, Endocrinology, Eye, Orthopedic, PMR and Community Case Mgmt)
Mental Health Services (Care, Counseling, Psychiatric)
Program Services (by day of week offered)

Dental

The William F. Stokes, Jr. Dental Center
2595 Chimney Rock Rd
Hendersonville, NC  28792

828-692-4289

 

Mental Health

Vaya Health 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues

Prescription Medications

Hendersonville Family Health Center   (828) 692-7057
709 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC  28791

Monday thru Friday    8:30am-5:30pm
(closed for lunch daily  12:30pm-1:30pm)



NC Med Assist:
(866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Pardee Hospital
800 North Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC ‎28791

828-696-1000

Click here for a directory of services and corresponding telephone numbers.


Park Ridge Health 
100 Hospital Drive
Hendersonville, NC  28792

828-684-8501 

Click here for services offered.

 

Health Department

Henderson County Department of Public Health 
1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100
Hendersonville, NC  28792

Phone: 828-692-4223

Clinic Appointments
Monday  9:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday – Friday     8:00am – 4:30pm
(closed on 2nd Wed of each month until 11am)

Immunization Clinic
828-694-6015

Health and Human Services

Henderson County Department of Social Services    
1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 300
Hendersonville, NC  28792

Phone: 828-697-5500

Monday thru Friday     8:00am – 4:30pm

Click here for a listing of health services offered along with additional resources.

Senior Centers

The Council on Aging for Henderson County provides and coordinates services to keep older adults living independently.

The Sammy Williams Center-Active Living provides nutritious lunch in fellowship for people 60 years of age and older, along with an opportunity to socialize and connect with other community resources.
301 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC  28739

828-692-3320

Monday thru Friday     9am – 1pm
(lunch served 11:45am)

 

Cooperative Extension Services

Henderson County Cooperative Extension 
100 Jackson Park Road
Hendersonville, NC  28792

Phone: 828-697-4891
 
Monday thru Friday     8:30am – 5:00pm

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Pardee Signature Care Center, Blue Ridge Mall 
1800 four Seasons Boulevard
Hendersonville, NC  28792

(828) 692-4600

Ask for SHIIP Help  

Madison County

Medical Care

Hot Springs Health Program
828-649-9566

Four Medical Center locations dedicated to serving the primary health care needs of residents of Madison County and surrounding areas.
Providers include Pediatricians, Internists, Family Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Family Medicine Physicians.

Mashburn Medical Center
across Hwy 213 from AB Tech
590 Medical Park Dr
Marshall, NC  28753

Phone: 828-649-3500
After Hours: 828-689-9713
Pharmacy: 828-689-7331

Monday – Friday   9:00am – 7:00pm

Mars Hill Medical Center
119 Mountain View Rd
Mars Hill, NC  28754

Phone: 828-689-3507
After Hours: 828-689-9713
Pharmacy: 828-689-7336

Monday – Saturday   9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Hot Springs Medical Center
66 NW US 25 70 Hwy
Hot Springs, NC  28743

Phone: 828-622-3245
After Hours: 828-689-9713
Pharmacy: 828-622-3245

Monday – Friday   9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday  9:00am – 12Noon

Laurel Medical Center
80 Guntertown Rd
Marshall, NC  28753

Phone: 828-656-2611
After Hours: 828-689-9713
Pharmacy: 828-656-9434

Monday – Friday   9:00am – 5:00pm

Dental

Dental Center – Madison County Health Department
(828) 649-1271
493 Medical Park Drive
Unit B
Marshall, NC 28753

Tuesday – Thursday  8:00am-5:00pm
(Mondays and Fridays by appointment)

Provides Preventative Dental Care (cleanings, exams, sealants, digital dental radiography); Restorative Care (tooth colored fillings, porcelain crowns and bridges); Dentures and Partials; Extractions; and Endodontic (root canals).

Can file most private insurances, including Medicaid and NC Health Choices. Sliding Fee scale based on income documentation.

Serves residents of Madison, Buncombe, and Yancey Counties (priority given to Madison County Residents)

Mental Health

RHA Behavioral Health Services
828-649-9174
13 S Main St
Marshall, NC  28753

Vaya Health 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Mission Health
Memorial Campus
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801
(828) 213-1111

Madison County has access to state-of-the-art emergency health care with its helicopter link to Mission Hospitals in Asheville. The average flight to Mission Hospitals from helicopter pads in the county takes less than 10 minutes.

Health Department

Madison County Health Department
l493 Medical Park Dr
Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 828 649-3531

Monday – Friday    8:00am-5:00pm

The Madison County Health Department offers health services such as family planning and maternal and child health immunizations. Public health programs are offered to residents as needed.

Health and Human Services

Madison County Department of Social Services
5707 US Hwy 25/70, Unit D
Marshall, NC  28753

Phone: 828-649-2711  

Food Pantry

Beacon of Hope Services 
120 Cavalry Drive
Marshall, NC  28753

Phone: 828-649-3470

Food boxes are available every Monday. 

Senior Centers

Madison County Department of Community Services

462 Long Branch Rd
Marshall, NC  28753

(828) 649-2722

Congregate Nutrition Program
There are eight Nutrition Sites in Madison County: Marshall, Mars Hill, Beech Glen, Upper Laurel, Center Community Center, Hot Springs, Spring Creek and Shelton Laurel. Lunch is provided daily (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) to adults 60 years of age and older at these sites. (See complete listing of sites and managers on the Nutrition Sites page)

Senior Centers
Madison County has two Senior Centers which also house Nutrition Sites; Marshall Senior Center and Hot Springs Senior Center. Various activities, such as bingo, candy walks, nutrition/education training, picnics, trips, group and individual exercise, walking trails, etc. are also available at each Senior Center/Nutrition Site.

Transportation
If you need transportation, you can also call the Madison County Transportation Authority at (828) 649-2219. Transportation vans will take you to and from the Nutrition Sites.

Home Delivered Meals
Lunch is also provided to homebound, elderly individuals 60 years of age and older. (Our agency requires a doctor’s statement and assessment in reference to the individual being homebound.) Caregivers may also qualify for a home delivered meal. For the Administrative contact for Congregate and/or Home Delivered Meal Program, also refer to the listing of sites on the Nutrition Sites page.

General and Medical Transportation
Madison County Transportation Authority(MCTA) operates Monday – Friday from 6:30am/4:30pm. MCTA provides daily transportation services to all citizens of Madison County. Medical and local shopping trips (groceries, pharmacy, etc.) may be arranged by contacting the Madison County Transportation Authority at (828) 649-2219.

In-Home Services and Respite Care
In-Home Services are provided to help individuals 60 years of age and older, stay home when they are unable to care for themselves, when there are no responsible persons available to help them, or when relatives need assistance in providing care.
Respite Care Services offer temporary, substitute support or living arrangements for individuals age 60 years of age and older. There are no age requirements for caregivers and there are no income guidelines for this program.

Click here for more information 

Cooperative Extension Services

Madison County Cooperative Extension 
258 Carolina Lane
Marshall, NC  28753

Phone: 828-649-2411
 
Monday – Friday     8:00am-4:30pm

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
4646 US 25-70
Marshall, NC  28753

(828) 398-7700

Ask for SHIIP Help  

McDowell County

Medical Care

McDowell Health Coalition
McDowell Access to Care and Health (MATCH)

For information about qualifying or enrolling in the MATCH program: 828-659-5289

Services offered:

The MATCH Staff provides comprehensive support and assistance with our participants’ physical, behavioral, and social health, including but not limited to:

  • Accessing affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace

  • Assistance with accessing primary and specialty healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay

  • Complete needs assessments with regards to all aspects of each participant’s health and well-being

  • Chronic disease management 

  • Assistance navigating both the health care system and community programs/resources

  • Initiating and following-up on referrals to beneficial programs and resources 

  • One-on-one support and personalize care plans for each MATCH member

Match Community Health Partners include:

  • Community Care of Western North Carolina

  • Rutherford, Polk, McDowell District Health Department

  • The McDowell Hospital

  • Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

  • Smoky Mountain LME

  • RHA Behavioral Health

  • McDowell County Department of Social Services

  • McDowell Corpening Memorial YMCA

  • Buncombe County Council on Aging

  • Legal Aid of Burke County

  • FaithHealth NC

  • NC Works Career Center

  • McDowell Emergency Medical Services

  • McDowell County Food Pantry Sites

  • McDowell County Senior Center

  • McDowell Mission

  • El Centro Unido

Dental

Collins Dental Center  
158 White Drive
Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-3120

Treats patients up to 21 years of age.

Hospitals

McDowell Hospital
430 Rankin Dr
Marion, NC  28752

828-659-5000

Click here for services offered

Health Department

Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department

McDowell County location
408 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC  28752

828-652-6811  (main number)

Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 5:00pm

828-652-2921  Environment Health
828-652-6811 ext 319  Dental Health 
828-652-2922 ext 1      WIC Program

Click here for clinic services offered and links to each area of service

Health and Human Services

McDowell County Department of Social Services 
145 E Court St
Marion, NC  28752

Phone: 828-652-3355

Monday thru Friday   8:00am – 5:00pm 

Click here for Adult Services  
Click here for Children and Family Services
Click here for Economic Services

Mental Health

RHA Behavioral Health Services
828-652-2919
486 Spaulding Road, Suite B
Marion, NC  28752

Mobile Crisis Line: 1-888-573-1006
Mobile Crisis Services available 24/7/365

Vaya Health 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Senior Centers

McDowell County Senior Center

Marion location
100 Spaulding Road
Marion, NC  28752

828-659-0821

Old Fort location (and A.C. Bud Hogan Nutrition Center)
909 East Main Street
Old Fort, NC  28762

828-668-4867

Cooperative Extension Services

McDowell County Center 
60 E Court St
Marion, NC  28752

Phone:  828-652-8104
 
Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 12Noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

McDowell County Senior Center 
100 Spaulding Road
Marion, NC  28752

(828) 659-0821

Ask for SHIIP Help

Website:
http://www.mcdowellseniorcenter.org/medicare.html

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/mcdowellcountyshiip/  

Mitchell County

Medical Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
828-688-2104
86 N Mitchell Ave
Bakersville, NC  28705

Monday – Friday   8am-5pm  (Tuesdays open until 7pm)

additional location in Spruce Pine:
828-766-7778
36 Hospital Dr
Spruce Pine, NC  28777-8943

Monday – Thursday   8am-5pm   (closed Fridays)

Mission:  Our mission at the Bakersville Community Health Clinic is to improve the health of every individual in the greater Mitchell County community while providing care in a culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate manner with special emphasis on reaching the medically underserved population in Mitchell, yancey, and bordering areas of Avery and McDowell counties.

Sliding Fee Program:  Worried about paying for medical and preventative care?  Click here for more information on our affordability program.

After Hours:  Should you need medical advice after regular business hours, please call 828-765-4201 and ask for the Bakersville Community Health Center physician on call.  

Toe River Project Access
(828) 766-1850
125 Hospital Drive
Spruce Pine, NC  28777
Provides eligible uninsured residents of Mitchell and Yancey Counties access to medical, dental and vision care through placement with participating providers.

Dental

ECU School of Dental Medicine
828-765-0110
located on the campus of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
179 Hospital Dr
Spruce Pine, NC  28777

Monday – Friday   8am-5pm

Mental Health

RHA Burnsville (828) 682-2111
RHA Spruce Pine (828) 765-0894
Funding available to provide mental health services for a small co-pay ($5).

Mobile Crisis Unit
(888) 573-1006
24/7 mental health or substance abuse crisis response

Vaya Health 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues

Prescription Medications

MY Meds: (828) 766-6337
Free medications for Mitchell and Yancey Counties in need

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Mission Charity Care
(828) 213-1500
Applies to health care services provided throughout all Mission Health locations, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics. Applies to patients with or without insurance benefits. Patients eligible for financial assistance receive discounts off balances owed and may be eligible to receive a 100% (free care), 75%, 62%, 50%, or 25% discount.


 

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Charity Care
(828) 766-1705
Same as Mission–see above.


 

Mission Community Obstetrics and Gynecology – Burnsville
800 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone: (828)682-0200
Fax: (828)682-2023

Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


Blue Ridge Medical Center – Yancey Campus
800 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone: (828)682-0200
Fax: (828)682-5095

Health Department

Toe River Health District
serving Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Counties

Yancey County Health Department
202 Medical Campus Dr.
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: 828 682-6118

Monday – Friday    8:00am-4:30pm

The Yancey County Health Department offers a wide array of services to residents of the County.

The Health Department provides and ensures the provision of these services:

  •  Adult Health
  •  Dental Public Health
  •  Food, Lodging, and Institutional Sanitation
  •  Individual On-site Water Supply
  •  Sanitary Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
  •  Grade A Milk Sanitation
  •  Communicable Disease Control
  •  Vital Records Registration
  •  Maternal Health
  •  Child Health
  •  Family Planning
  •  Public Health Laboratory Support 

Many other services offered include Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, Maternity Care Coordination Program, Child Care Coordination, School Health Programs, WIC Program, Health Education and Wellness Program, Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Communicable Disease Program, and more.

Health and Human Services

Yancey Department of Social Services
320 Pensacola Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone:(828) 682-6148 

Monday thru Friday   8:30am-5:00pm

Children and Family Services
828-682-2470

DSS Daycare
Oak Crest Road
828-682-2469

The mission of the Yancey County Department of Social Services is to respectfully assist families and individuals by helping them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable people in the community.

Income Maintenance Programs
Among Social Services’ income maintenance programs are the Work First program, food and nutrition program, low income energy assistance program, Medicaid program and special assistance for adults.

Service Programs
Among the service programs, Social Services administers adoptions, adult care home case management, adult services, case management, community alternatives program for disabled adults, adult rest homes, general assistance, guardianship, placement services for adults and children, protective services for adults and children, representative payee, services for the blind, medical transportation and clerical support.

Senior Centers

Mitchell County Senior Center
(828) 688-3019
Meals, classes, other resources

Cooperative Extension Services

Mitchell County Cooperative Extension
(828) 688-4811
SHIIP Medicare counseling

For Women

American Cancer Society
Call Kathlene Stith: (828) 675-0066
kathlene.stith@cancer.org
Free pap tests for uninsured women. Free breast exams and mammograms for uninsured women over 40. Followup diagnostics when needed.


For Farm Workers

Toe River Health District Farm Worker Program
(828) 208-0215
Essential medical and dental care, Interpretation and Transportation, and access to pharmaceuticals for farm workers and their families.

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Mitchell County Cooperative Extension 
10 South Mitchell Avenue
Bakersville, NC  28705

(828) 688-4811

Ask for SHIIP Help 

 

Polk County

Medical Care

Blue Ridge Community Health Services
828-692-4289

Polk Health Center   
above Larkins Grill in the Columbus Commons
155 West Mills St
Columbus, NC  28722

Services offered:
Family Medicine
Pediatrics
Behavioral Health Counseling
Psychiatry
Pharmacy – contract with local pharmacy and/or on site
Health Education & Community Outreach
Case Management/Eligibility Specialists (in collaboration with Foothills Network)


The Free Clinics 
841 Case St
Hendersonville, NC  28792

828-697-8422

Acute Care Clinics (Dental, Medical, Psychiatric)
Chronic and Specialty Care Programs (Diabetes Mgmt, Endocrinology, Eye, Orthopedic, PMR and Community Case Mgmt)
Mental Health Services (Care, Counseling, Psychiatric)
Program Services (by day of week offered)

Dental

Collins Dental Center  
158 White Drive
Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-3120

Treats patients up to 21 years of age.

Mental Health

Vaya Health   
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues

 

 

Hospitals

St Luke’s Hospital
101 Hospital Dr
Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-3311

Click here for services offered

Health Department

Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department

Polk County location
161 Walker Street
Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-8271  (main number)

Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 5:00pm

828-894-8004  Environment Health
828-894-3120  Dental Health  (Collins Dental Center)
828-894-3888  WIC Program

Click here for clinic services offered and links to each area of service 

Health and Human Services

Polk County Department of Social Services
231 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC  28756

Phone: 828-894-2100  

Monday thru Friday    8:30am – 5:00pm

After Hours Emergencies  828-894-0187 

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 

Senior Centers

Polk County Senior Center – The Meeting Place

Click here for more information and monthly menu and activities

75 Carmel Lane
Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-0001

Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 4:30pm

The Meeting Place 2 – Green Creek

25 Shield Dr
Green Creek, NC  28722

828-863-2795 

Cooperative Extension Services

Polk County Center 
corner of Gibson St and Ward St
60 Gibson Street
Columbus, NC  28722

Phone:  828-894-8218
 
Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 5:00pm 

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Polk County (2 locations):            
website: http://polkcountymeetingplace.com/senior_resources

The Meeting Place Senior Center
75 Carmel Lane     
Columbus, NC 28722

828-894-0001 Pam Doty, Executive Director

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-2pm in the Computer Room
APPOINTMENT REQUIRED! Call 828-894-0001 or visit  Contact Page 

Saluda Senior Center
64 Greenville St
Saluda, NC 28773

828-749-9245 Donna Carson, Site Manager

Ask for SHIIP Help

Rutherford County

Medical Care

Blue Ridge Community Health Services
828-692-4289

Rutherford Health Center   
187 West Main Street
Spindale, NC  28160

828-288-2881 or 828-692-4289

Medical and Behavioral Health Hours
Monday thru Friday   8:00am – 5:00pm

Dental Hours
Tuesday thru Thursday   8:00am – 5:00pm

Dental

Collins Dental Center  
158 White Drive
Columbus, NC  28722

828-894-3120

Treats patients up to 21 years of age. 

Mental Health

RHA Behavioral Health Services
828-248-1117
132 Commercial Dr, suite 120
Forest city, NC  28043

Vaya Health   
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues 

 

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Rutherford Regional Medical Center
288 S Ridgecrest St
Rutherfordton, NC  28139

828-286-5000

Monday thru Sunday    7:00am – 10:00pm

Click here for services offered

Health Department

Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department
Rutherford location is between the Senior Center and the Public Library

221 Callahan Koon Rd
Spindale, NC  28160

828-287-6100  (main number)

Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 5:00pm

828-287-6317  Environment Health
828-287-6018  Dental Health
828-287-6238  WIC Program

Click here for clinic services offered and links to each area of service

Health and Human Services

Rutherford County Department of Social Services  
389 Fairground Rd
Spindale, NC  28160

Phone: 828-287-6078  

Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 5:00pm

Senior Centers

Rutherford County Senior Center

193 Callahan Koon Rd
Spindale, NC  28160

828-287-6409

Monday  7:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday thru Friday   8:30am – 5:00pm

Click here for calendar of events
Click here for monthly newsletter

Cooperative Extension Services

Rutherford County Center 
193 Callahan-Koon Rd
Suite 164
Spindale, NC  28160

Phone:  828-287-6011 
 
Monday thru Friday    8:30am – 5:00 pm

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Rutherford County Department on Aging Senior Services 
193 Callahan Koon Rd.  #132
Spindale, NC  28160-2219

(828) 287-6409

Ask for SHIIP Help

Website:
http://rutherfordcountync.gov/seniorcenter 

Transylvania County

Medical Care

Brevard Health Center
89 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC  28712

828-883-5550

Medical Hours
Monday – Wednesday   8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday   8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday   8:00am – 2:00pm

Dental Hours
Monday – Thursday   8:00am – 5:00pm

Behavioral Health Hours

Counseling and Crisis Walk-In
Monday – Friday    8:00am – 5:00pm

Psychiatry
By Appointment – call for details

Dietician Hours
By appointment – call for details

Dental

Brevard Health Center offers dental services – see above under Medical

Mental Health

Vaya Health  
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues

 

 

Prescription Medications

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Transylvania Regional Hospital
260 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC  28712

828-884-9111

Click here for specialty services, locations, hours and phone numbers 

Cooperative Extension Services

Transylvania County Center 
98 East Morgan St
Brevard, NC  28712

Phone:  828-884-3109 

Monday thru Friday   8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Health Department

Transylvania County Department of Public Health  
98 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC  28712

Phone: 828-884-3135

Monday thru Thursday   8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday    8:30am – 5:00pm (last appt at 4:30pm)

Services offered:
Women’s Health (STDs, Family Planning, Immunizations, Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program, Pregnancy Care Management)
Children’s Health (Immunizations, Well Child Exams, Child Care Coordination, Healthy Smiles Dental)
Men’s Health (Family Planning, HIV/STD testing, Vasectomy Scheduling, Immunizations, Blood Pressure Screening, Hearing Test)

Click here for links to other Community Health Resources available in Transylvania County 

Health and Human Services

Transylvania County Department of Social Services   
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC  28712

Phone: 828-884-3174  

Financial Services provide assistance with basic needs of daily living, including Adult Medicaid, Family and Children’s Medicaid, Medicaid Transportation, Work First, Food and Nutrition Services, etc.
Adult Services offer support to elderly and disabled adults, including Adult Protective Services, Guardianship, Adult Care Home Case Management, etc.
Families and Children Services include child support, work first employment services, child protective services assessment and remediation, foster care, adoption, etc.

Senior Centers

Silvermont Opportunity Center 
mission is to invigorate and enhance the quality of life for adults over the age of sixty

364 E. Main St.
Brevard, NC  28712

828-884-3166

Click here to view Silvermont Newsletters 

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Transylvania County Cooperative Extension 
98 E. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC  28712

(828) 884-3109

Ask for SHIIP Help

Yancey County

Medical Care

Toe River Project Access
(828) 766-1850
d-brrhtrpa@msj.org
Provides eligible uninsured residents of Mitchell and Yancey Counties access to medical, dental and vision care through placement with participating providers.

Toe River Health District
Yancey County: (828) 682-6118
Mitchell County: (828) 688-2371
Sliding scale. Diabetes Self-Management Education, Primary Care, Women’s Health, Immunizations.

Dental

Dental Center,
Madison County Health Dept.

(828) 649-1271
Sliding scale based on income.

Mental Health

RHA Burnsville (828) 682-2111
RHA Spruce Pine (828) 765-0894
Funding available to provide mental health services for a small co-pay ($5).

Mobile Crisis Unit
(888) 573-1006
24/7 mental health or substance abuse crisis response

Vaya Health 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
call 1-800-849-6127
serving individuals with mental health, developmental disability and substance use issues 

 

Prescription Medications

MY Meds: (828) 766-6337
Free medications for Mitchell and Yancey Counties in need

NC Med Assist: (866) 331-1348
Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Hospitals

Mission Charity Care
(828) 213-1500
Applies to health care services provided throughout all Mission Health locations, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics. Applies to patients with or without insurance benefits. Patients eligible for financial assistance receive discounts off balances owed and may be eligible to receive a 100% (free care), 75%, 62%, 50%, or 25% discount.


 

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Charity Care
(828) 766-1705
Same as Mission–see above.


 

Mission Community Obstetrics and Gynecology – Burnsville
800 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone: (828)682-0200
Fax: (828)682-2023

Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


Blue Ridge Medical Center – Yancey Campus
800 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone: (828)682-0200
Fax: (828)682-5095

For Women

American Cancer Society
Call Kathlene Stith: (828) 675-0066
kathlene.stith@cancer.org
Free pap tests for uninsured women. Free breast exams and mammograms for uninsured women over 40. Followup diagnostics when needed.


For Farm Workers

Toe River Health District Farm Worker Program
(828) 208-0215
Essential medical and dental care, Interpretation and Transportation, and access to pharmaceuticals for farm workers and their families.

Health Department

Toe River Health District
serving Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Counties

Yancey County Health Department
202 Medical Campus Dr.
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: 828 682-6118

Monday – Friday    8:00am-4:30pm

The Yancey County Health Department offers a wide array of services to residents of the County.

The Health Department provides and ensures the provision of these services:

  •  Adult Health
  •  Dental Public Health
  •  Food, Lodging, and Institutional Sanitation
  •  Individual On-site Water Supply
  •  Sanitary Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
  •  Grade A Milk Sanitation
  •  Communicable Disease Control
  •  Vital Records Registration
  •  Maternal Health
  •  Child Health
  •  Family Planning
  •  Public Health Laboratory Support 

Many other services offered include Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, Maternity Care Coordination Program, Child Care Coordination, School Health Programs, WIC Program, Health Education and Wellness Program, Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Communicable Disease Program, and more.

Health and Human Services

Yancey Department of Social Services
320 Pensacola Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone:(828) 682-6148 

Monday thru Friday   8:30am-5:00pm

Children and Family Services
828-682-2470

DSS Daycare
Oak Crest Road
828-682-2469

The mission of the Yancey County Department of Social Services is to respectfully assist families and individuals by helping them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable people in the community.

Income Maintenance Programs
Among Social Services’ income maintenance programs are the Work First program, food and nutrition program, low income energy assistance program, Medicaid program and special assistance for adults.

Service Programs
Among the service programs, Social Services administers adoptions, adult care home case management, adult services, case management, community alternatives program for disabled adults, adult rest homes, general assistance, guardianship, placement services for adults and children, protective services for adults and children, representative payee, services for the blind, medical transportation and clerical support.

Senior Centers

Yancey Senior Center
(828) 682-6011
SHIIP (Medicare Assistance), free classes, meals

Mitchell County Senior Center
(828) 688-3019
Meals, classes, other resources

Cooperative Extension Services

Mitchell County Cooperative Extension
(828) 688-4811
SHIIP Medicare counseling

SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Yancey County Committee on Aging 
503 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC  28714

(828) 682-6011

Ask for SHIIP Help

NC Resources

 

NC 211 logo
Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a network of over 18,000 resources right here in North Carolina. These calls are free, confidential conversations with referral specialists.

Online access: http://nc211.org

2-1-1 is an easy to remember, three-digit telephone number that connects people with important community services to meet both everyday needs and the immediate needs of people in crisis. For example, the agency partners for 2-1-1 can offer access to

  • assistance with food, clothing, housing and utilities
  • affordable high quality child care/after-school care
  • counseling and support groups
  • healthcare services (including mental health)
  • substance abuse issues
  • financial education and credit counseling
  • job training
  • disaster services

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, any language – call center experts are available for help finding community health resources and more! 


 

Quitline NC logo

QuitlineNC (Smoking Cessation)
http://www.quitlinenc.com/

Whether you smoke, dip or chew, help is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week (any language) so you can quit for good. All calls are free and confidential.

Quitline NC can help

  • Make quitting easier – with friendly support and practical tips that really work
  • With solutions that fit your needs – help is personalized for your situation. You may be eligible for nicotine patches, gum or lozenges at no cost
  • No matter how many times you’ve tried to quit before! People who get help from the Quitline are twice as likely to quit for good.

Remember: ACA Marketplace Insurance plans cost more for smokers. Save your health and your money!


 

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services logo  HRSA Data Warehouse
Federally Facilitated Community Health Centers

If you don’t have insurance and cannot get covered through Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) through your local Department of Social Services – you should be able to get low-cost health care at a nearby federally facilitated community health center. This may be the only option for a large number of people in NC since our state did not expand medicaid. How much you pay depends on your income (sliding scale.)
Community health centers are located in both urban and rural areas. They provide: Prenatal care, Baby shots, General primary care and Referrals to specialized care, including mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Find a local Federally Facilitated Health Center


 

Needy Meds logo  Needy Meds tagline

Help paying for prescriptions is also available.  Your local healthcare clinics can help with this.  Or you can search for other nearby free clinics, sliding scale clinics, or low-cost clinics below. 

Find a nearby clinic where you can go for lower-cost medical help and prescriptions.  


 

Free Pharmacy Program logo

NC Med Assist logo 

The Free Pharmacy program provides free prescription medication to North Carolina residents who are low-income, uninsured and fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. This statewide program is the answer for those who do not have the means to obtain lifesaving prescription medication to treat common diseases, such as: heart disease, diabetes and asthma.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • North Carolina Residents.
  • Adults and children living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Adults and children who do not qualify for: Medicaid, Veterans Administration or private health insurance.

Click Here: Learn How to Enroll


SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION (SHIIP)

Certified SHIIP counselors answer Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers questions about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance.

To find a counselor in your county contact the North Carolina Department of Insurance  SHIIP Program  855-408-1212
http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Search_For_a_Counselor_By_County.aspx 

For additional information regarding Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act Insurance
http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Documents/Medicare%20Marketplace%20FAQs.pdf

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