Healthcare Worker Resources

To Healthcare Workers Across Western North Carolina:

As you provide compassionate care on the frontlines of the unprecedented crisis currently facing Western North Carolina, we want to be sure you have access to the care you need. Blue Ridge Health is pleased to be able to offer convenient and affordable virtual behavioral healthcare services. In times of instability and increased stress, therapy can provide a healthy outlet for heightened emotions and help you process feelings that can often be overwhelming.

While Blue Ridge Health has been offering counseling to our communities for decades, in recent years our behavioral health department has grown to include over 25 therapists. Our therapists offer counseling utilizing helpful approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic (mind-body) therapy - all of which are designed to provide you with the tools necessary to cope with the stressful time in which we find ourselves.

At a time when we are all asked to step up and help our nation survive a crisis, and then assist our friends, loved ones, and neighbors in the aftermath, we would like to partner with you. We stand with you and offer our assistance to you and your family. Please reach out to us. We are dedicated to helping our colleagues.

Call 828-692-4289 ext. 2229 for your virtual care appointment today. Blue Ridge Health offers sliding fee discounts based on income for those without insurance and those with deductibles over $1000.

Respectfully,

Richard Hudspeth, MD, Chief Executive Officer
MaryShell Zaffino, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Linda Davidson, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, C-IAYT, Medical Director, Behavioral Health

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ALERT - Coronavirus/COVID-19

Innovative Ways Blue Ridge Health Can Keep You Healthy During COVID-19

During this cautious time, Blue Ridge Health remains a trusted source for all of your healthcare needs. We encourage patients to use virtual visits that are now available to take care of your medical and behavioral health care needs.  We’re here to help keep you healthy no matter how long the pandemic lasts.

Please don’t hesitate to call 828-692-4289 option #9 or your local Blue Ridge Health office for more information. We are here to help!

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, patients visiting our practices should anticipate the following changes:

  • Please bring a mask or cloth face covering with you to your visit, if possible. 

  • When you arrive at the practice, look for a member of our staff to provide site-specific instructions.

  • If you do not see a staff member, call the practice and instructions will be provided.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to Coronavirus, or you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your local Blue Ridge Health office prior to visiting. They are happy to help and will provide further instructions.

Please be aware that these changes are necessary in order to serve you best.

Please follow instructions closely. We will help you as soon as we are able.

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ALERTA - Coronavirus/COVID-19

Maneras innovadoras de Blue Ridge Health para ayudarle a mantenerse sano durante COVID-19

Durante este tiempo de cautela, Blue Ridge Health sigue siendo un recurso confiable para todas sus necesidades de atención médica.  Nosotros animamos a los pacientes a programar consultas telefónicas o vía electrónica que ahora están disponibles para sus necesidades de atención médica y de salud conductual. Estamos aquí para mantenerle saludable, sin importar cuanto tiempo dure la pandemia.

Por favor no dude en llamarnos al 828-692-4289 opción #1 o su oficina local de Blue Ridge Health para más información. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarle!

Con el brote de Coronavirus/ COVID-19, los pacientes visitando nuestros consultorios, deben anticipar los siguientes cambios:

  • Al llegar al consultorio, busque a un miembro de nuestro personal para recibir instrucciones específicas.

  • Si no encuentra a un miembro de nuestro personal, favor de llamar a la oficina y le darán instrucciones.

Si sospecha que ha sido expuesto al Corona virus, o si tiene fiebre, tos, o falta de respiración, favor de comunicarse con su oficina local de Blue Ridge Health antes de visitar el consultorio. Con gusto le ayudarán y darán instrucciones adicionales.

Favor de tener en cuenta que estos cambios son necesarios para poder servirle mejor.

Favor de seguir las instrucciones atentamente. Le ayudaremos lo más pronto posible.

Para información adicional y actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 puede visitar nuestra página: Información sobre el Corona virus (COVID-19).