FAQs

What is Blue Ridge Health?

Blue Ridge Health is a “Community Health Center” (CHC). It is a local, privately-owned, non-profit healthcare provider with a focus on serving individuals who are low income and medically underserved. For over 50 years, Blue Ridge Health has provided high-quality, affordable healthcare. The organization operates multiple locations throughout WNC, including several school-based health centers.

What is the Mission of Blue Ridge Health?

“To provide quality healthcare that is accessible and affordable for all.”

What Services are Provided?

Blue Ridge Health serves as a primary care medical home by offering the following integrated services: Family Medicine for adults and children, Pregnancy Care, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Lab, Radiology, and Ultrasound. Additional services include Community and Migrant Outreach and Health Education services, in both community and school-based settings.

How is Quality Care Delivered?

Blue Ridge Health physicians specialize in Family Medicine for adults and children, dentistry, nutrition, counseling and Psychiatry. They are board certified in their area of specialty. Our staff is also made up of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Mental Health Counselors, Pharmacists, Medical Interpreters, and Dietitian and Health Educators. Blue Ridge Health is arecognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Commission for Quality Assurance. 

Is Blue Ridge Health Owned by the US Government?

No. Community Health Centers (CHCs), including Blue Ridge Health, are not government institutions. They are privately-owned and operated, non-profit medical facilities. 

Are Community Health Centers “Free Clinics”?

No. Blue Ridge Health accepts patients with private and public insurance as well as those who are uninsured. Those without health coverage are charged on a sliding scale fee system. However, no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay. CHCs employ their healthcare staff whereas free clinics are usually staffed by volunteer providers.

How is Blue Ridge Health Funded?

Blue Ridge Health relies heavily on various sources of funding, including charitable gifts from individuals and corporations as well as grants to cover the cost of uncompensated or “charity” care. As a Community Health Center (CHC), Blue Ridge Health is eligible to receive federal grant funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Blue Ridge Health must competitively apply for this grant, and the award does not completely cover the cost of uncompensated care. Blue Ridge Health also accepts commercial insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, and collects fees for services, based on the ability to pay. 

Contact Information

Email: info@BRCHS.com
Phone: 828-692-4289
Fax: 828-692-4396

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Hours

Open Monday-Friday
Extended evening hours available
Same-day appointments

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 telephonic or electronic 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 #1 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:

  • 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).