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Hendersonville Magazine

Superior Healthcare is Right Here

Henderson County has many healthcare options, and 911 emergency service is available throughout the county.


Henderson County is served by two hospitals – AdventHealth Hendersonville and Pardee UNC Health Care. Both offer fully modern facilities and state-of-the-art procedures, including 24-hour emergency services. AdventHealth Hendersonville is accredited by The Joint Commission. Pardee UNC Health Care is accredited by DNV. 

AdventHealth Hendersonville 

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AdventHealth Hendersonville has been providing exceptional care to the people of the mountains for more than 100 years. As the only faith-based, not-for-profit health care system in Western North Carolina, AdventHealth Hendersonville’s network of primary and specialty care physicians and providers offer whole-person care – body, mind and spirit – to people across the region. The system includes a 103-bed hospital and more than 42 clinical locations offering cardiac care and rehabilitation, nationally-awarded cancer care at four regional centers, award-winning labor and delivery care at The Baby Place, state-of-the-art surgical care and full-service orthopedic care.

AdventHealth is the only health care system in Western North Carolina to earn back-to-back Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards for outstanding quality and safety in 2021 and 2022. This is in addition to earning Straight A’s 11 consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey since 2016 and maintaining the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). It is the first hospital in the region to hold the Age-Friendly Health System-Committed to Care Excellence designation for all AdventHealth Medical Group clinical locations and the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.

UNC Health Pardee


Tracing its history back to 1913, UNC Health Care Pardee in Hendersonville is a not-for-profit healthcare organization managed by UNC Health. Pardee – the second largest employer in Henderson County – includes a 222-bed acute care hospital, a comprehensive cancer center, four urgent care centers, six orthopedic clinics and a network of 399 physicians and 180 advanced practice providers representing 63 specialties.

In addition to providing exceptional care in key specialties such as pulmonology, neurology, oncology and infectious disease, Pardee provides one of only two STEMI-certified emergency departments in all of Western North Carolina.

Pardee’s nationally recognized cardiology and vascular services are led by board-certified interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons with the capacity to provide cardiac catheterizations within Pardee Hospital. Pardee is also home to the region’s second-largest orthopedic group. 

Pardee has been honored with a number of awards, recognitions and accreditations for patient safety, service, quality and value. Additionally, Pardee  is the only hospital in the state to be named with all three Healthgrades distinctions in 2023: one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care.

St. Luke’s Hospital


St. Luke’s Hospital has been a local leader in healthcare for nearly a century. Licensed for 25 beds, the hospital cares for the sick, injured, and rehabilitated and provides wellness education and resources for the community. St. Luke’s is an independent, not-for-profit, critical access hospital owned by the community of Polk County, NC. Using the healthcare industry’s best practices, the hospital provides a broad spectrum of care, from high-quality 24/7 emergency, world-class cardiology, cancer and infusion, orthopedic and sports medicine, urology, acute medical/surgery, rehabilitation, and diagnostic testing.

St. Luke’s offers best-in-class imaging equipment and world-class, nationally recognized doctors in oncology and cardiology. The orthopedics, urology, and general surgery doctors consistently receive five-star patient reviews. The hospital is one of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ top-rated critical access hospitals within a 200-mile radius and one of the tops among all regional hospitals in Western North Carolina for “outstanding patient experience,” according to Healthgrades.


Four Seasons


Since 1979, Four Seasons has been providing compassionate and trusted care for people facing serious illness in Western North Carolina. Four Seasons’ dedicated team of healthcare professionals, social workers, spiritual-care professionals and volunteers offers an extensive range of services to help patients and their families with the challenges that living with a serious illness can bring. Service lines include Care Navigation, Home Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and Grief Services. A local, independent, nonprofit organization, Four Seasons is deeply committed to serving the community through providing support and care to anyone in need, regardless of the ability to pay.


Three other healthcare centers – Blue Ridge Health, The Free Clinics and the Henderson County Department of Public Health – are dedicated to providing care for underinsured, uninsured and financially challenged individuals. The Henderson County Department of Public Health and Blue Ridge Health also serve many fully insured patients.

Blue Ridge Health 


Blue Ridge Health is a nonprofit healthcare system that works closely with communities to meet the ever-growing healthcare needs of the Western North Carolina region with high-quality, compassionate and accessible healthcare services. Providing service at more than 50 locations and more to come, BRH offers services such as primary care, pediatrics, prenatal care, dentistry, a discount pharmacy, behavioral health and nutrition services that prioritize the patient care experience. Since 1963, BRH has served as the leader in community-focused healthcare and outreach, providing services to communities and schools in Henderson as well as Buncombe, Cherokee, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania Counties.

The Free Clinics 


The Free Clinics provides high-quality care for the community’s most vulnerable – those who are uninsured and those with lower incomes. Working with more than 180 clinical and social and community service partners and more than 200 volunteers, TFC offers a walk-in clinic for acute concerns; case management, diagnostic testing and referral services for behavioral health, diabetes and other chronic diagnoses; a pharmacy; and a number of community programs that address non-medical barriers to health.

Henderson County Department of Public Health 


This county government department is charged with protecting the health of Henderson County and its residents. Services include restaurant, well and septic inspections, investigating outbreaks of communicable disease and assuring access to healthcare services. Clinic services encompass immunizations, including foreign travel vaccinations, prenatal and postpartum care, a teen wellness clinic, family planning, communicable disease control such as sexually transmitted disease testing and counseling and tuberculosis control. A breast and cervical cancer screening program is offered for women ages 50 to 64. Education in child passenger safety is offered. The nutrition section oversees breastfeeding support, a weight management program called KidFit for children and teens two to 18 years old, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which provides food to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women who have low to moderate incomes, and infants and children until the age of five. Spanish language services are provided. An income-based sliding fee scale is offered. Medicaid and many insurance plans are accepted.

Additional Resources

Drug Drop Box
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
100 N Grove Street, Hendersonville

The Sheriff’s Office operates a drug drop box in its lobby for safe disposal of medications in partnership with The Hope Coalition, US Drug Enforcement Administration and NC Safe Kids. The lobby is open from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday except on County holidays. Prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in original containers, inhalers and patches are accepted. No sharps, needles or epinephrine pens or radioactive chemotherapy drugs can be accepted. Needles, epi pens and other sharps should be put into a hard plastic container (like a laundry detergent bottle), sealed with tape, labeled on the outside of the container with the word “SHARPS” and “Do Not Recycle” and taken to Convenience Center attendant at 265 Convenience Center Drive in Hendersonville. The Sheriff’s Office also regularly holds community pill collection events.

In addition to the drug drop box in the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office lobby, permanent medication disposal boxes also are at:

Fletcher Police Department
300 Old Cane Creek Road, Fletcher
9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday except City Holidays
Operated in partnership with the Fletcher Police Department, The Hope Coalition, US Drug Enforcement Administration, NC Safe Kids and the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.

Hendersonville Police Department
630 Ashe Street, Hendersonville
8AM-5PM Monday through Friday except City Holidays
Operated in partnership with the Hendersonville Police Department, The Hope Coalition, US Drug Enforcement Administration and NC Safe Kids.

Laurel Park Police Department
441 White Pine Drive, Laurel Park
8AM-3PM, Monday through Friday except Town Holidays
Operated in partnership with Laurel Park Police Department, The Hope Coalition, US Drug Enforcement Administration, NC Safe Kids and Henderson County Sheriff's Office.


Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County
1225 Seventh Ave East, Hendersonville

Since 1964, the Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County has been providing low-cost loans of durable medical equipment to Henderson County residents in need. The Medical Loan Closet offers a vast array of equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, knee scooters, shower seats and tub transfer benches, all of which can be loaned short-term for a nominal charge. Loan fees as well as charitable contributions of equipment, monetary donations and grant funding help the nonprofit operate and fulfill its mission of providing the right equipment at the right time with responsiveness, care and compassion.

St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street, Hendersonville

St. Gerard House is a nonprofit therapeutic center offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, developmental delays and similar needs. Training, consultation and support for families, educators, institutions and others involved with treatment is also available. The Grotto Therapeutic Center offers intensive one-on-one instruction based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children from 3 to 21 years old. For teens and young adults, the Feed the Need Program offers pre-vocational services year-round. Monthly Family Group Nights are open to all families caring for children with any special need. These events provide parents with information, resources and support.

218 West Allen, Suite B, Hendersonville

Thrive helps people with mental health and housing needs get back on their feet and move from surviving to thriving. Thrive’s Clubhouse is a day program for adults with severe mental illness to come and work on relationship skills, job skills, and independent living skills. The Payee Program helps adults who receive Social Security or Disability income manage their finances and prevent evictions and utility disconnections due to nonpayment. The Housing Case Management program helps people who are currently experiencing homelessness get into permanent housing and utilize case management to work toward housing stability.


Henderson County residents also enjoy proximity to other major regional healthcare institutions, including:

  • Atrium Health in Charlotte:

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem:

  • Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville:

  • Duke Health in Durham:

  • Mission Health in Asheville:

  • UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill:

Hendersonville Magazine 2023-2024