Healing and Asheville have long gone hand in hand. From state-of-the-art cancer therapies to tech-savvy hospitals, Western North Carolina is a destination for health.
CarePartners Health Services
Asheville families turn to CarePartners Health Services for all types of illness, injury or in-home care. Staffed by 1,000-plus dedicated health experts, CarePartners is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation providing home health, private nursing, adult day services, orthotics and prosthetics, and the CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital, an 80-bed regional referral center in Asheville.
Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care
When feeling bad just doesn't warrant a trip to the ER, Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care provides immediate help for non-life-threatening illness or injuries. Each year, the clinic treats more than 67,000 men, women and children, regardless of ability to pay. The Sisters of Mercy operate Urgent Care clinics in South Asheville, West Asheville, Weaverville and Brevard and can fill most Urgent Care prescriptions on site.
Mission Health System
Asheville's Mission Hospital is a regional referral center for western North Carolina. Licensed for more than 800 beds, Mission Hospital boasts 500-plus physicians in more than 50 specialties including neurosciences, weight management and cardiac care.
In 2011, the hospital celebrated the opening of the SECU Cancer Center, a freestanding, state-of-the art facility located on Mission's 90-acre campus.
The five-story, $59 million building is designed for convenience and a healing atmosphere, with its own 350-space parking deck that links directly to services by level. The center is the region's only CyberKnife Radiosurgery facility and houses Mission's Integrative Health Care department, which offers cancer therapies including acupuncture, healing touch, massage, pet therapy, art therapy, tai chi and yoga.
In 2011, Mission Hospital was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the 57 best-performing systems in the U.S. based on 285 organizations analyzed.
All Kids Pediatrics
Just a block from Mission Hospital, All Kids Pediatrics treats Asheville's youngest residents with comprehensive, specialized care. Staffed by four board-certified pediatricians and an experienced nursing team, All Kids Pediatrics welcomes patients six days a week and offers a walk-in sick clinic every weekday morning and on Saturdays.
Downtown Asheville also is home to Envision Eyecare, rated No. 1 in the Best of Western North Carolina reader reviews for 2011. And it's no wonder. The locally owned practice offers much more than eye exams and eyewear. Top-notch service and complimentary gourmet coffee make Envision Eyecare a hands-down favorite among Asheville locals.