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, formerly Park Ridge Health, has a history of providing exceptional care that dates back to 1910. 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 – for 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, 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 hold the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and nine consecutive “A” grades in the Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade. It also is the first hospital in the region to hold the following recognitions:The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for five orthopedic specialties: Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement.;Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence designation; and Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.
Pardee UNC Health Care
Tracing its history back to 1913, Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville is a not-for-profit healthcare organization managed by UNC Health Care. Pardee is home to a 222-bed hospital, state-of-the-art cancer center, a comprehensive physician practice network, four urgent care locations, three rehabilitation and wellness centers and six orthopedic clinics with a medical staff representing more than 40 specialties.
Pardee recently became a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) designated hospital able to treat heart attack patients 24/7. The designation makes Pardee one of only two hospitals in Western North Carolina able to provide this critical level of care.
Committed to meeting the needs of our region, Pardee continues to expand its primary care, urgent care, and specialty services throughout Henderson, south Buncombe, Transylvania and Haywood counties. In 2020, Pardee added a new urgent care, orthopedics and physical therapy practice in Transylvania County. Pardee will add primary care and specialists in 2021 to care for patients in Henderson, Transylvania and Buncombe counties.
Pardee UNC Health Care’s commitment to its community continues to be recognized with awards and accreditations for patient safety, service, quality and value by organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Healthgrades, American College of Cardiology, Great 100 Nurses, and others.
HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
Four Seasons–The Care You Trust
For 40 years, Four Seasons has been providing compassionate and professional 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, Grief Services, Research & Innovation and the Four Seasons Foundation. A local, independent, nonprofit organization, Four Seasons is deeply committed to serving the community through providing support and care to anyone in need.
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 Health Department and Blue Ridge Health also serve many fully insured patients, too.
Blue Ridge Health
Blue Ridge Health is a nonprofit healthcare system that works closely with communities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of the region with high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible healthcare services. With 33 practices throughout Western North Carolina, BRH offers primary care, pediatrics, prenatal care, dentistry, a discount pharmacy, behavioral health and nutrition services that prioritize the patient care experience. For more than 55 years, BRH has served as the leader in community-focused healthcare, providing services to communities in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, Rutherford, Polk, Haywood, Jackson and Swain 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 220 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 full pharmacy; and a number of community programs that address non-medical barriers to health.
Henderson County Department of Public Health
This county government 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 50-64. Education in child passenger safety and a Quit Tobacco series are 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, infants and children until the age of five. Spanish language services are provided. An income-based sliding fee scale is offered. Medicaid and some insurance plans are accepted.
REGIONAL HEALTH CENTERS
Henderson County residents also enjoy close proximity to other major healthcare institutions. Less than 30 minutes away in Asheville, Mission Health offers a wide range of health services and hospital care, as well as a medical helicopter, MAMA – Mountain Area Medical Airlift. Learn more at missionhealth.org. Just east of Asheville in Oteen is the Charles George VA Medical Center, a federal veterans’ hospital. More information can be found at asheville.va.gov.
Three top university hospitals also are within several hours of Hendersonville – Duke UniversityHospital in Durham (dukehealth.org/hospitals/duke-university-hospital), Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem (wakehealth.edu)and UNC Medical Center at Chapel Hill (uncmedicalcenter.org/uncmc).
Drug Drop Box
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
100 N Grove Street,Hendersonville
Old and unused medications can present a risk to people and the environment. To enable residents to dispose of their medications safely and responsibly, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office operates a drug drop box in its lobby. The lobby is open from 8 am to 5 pm, on weekdays except on holidays. The Sheriff’s Office accepts prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in their original containers, inhalers and patches. They cannot take any sharps including needles or epinephrine pens, or radioactive chemotherapy drugs. To safely dispose of needles, epi pens and other sharps, deposit them into a hard plastic container (like a laundry detergent bottle), seal with tape, write on the outside of the container “SHARPS” and take to an attendant at the Convenience Center. The Sheriff’s Office also regularly holds community pill collection events.
Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County
1225 Seventh Ave East, Hendersonville
For 57 years, Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County has been providing low-cost loans of a durable medical equipment to Henderson County residents in need. The Medical Loan Closet offers a vast array of equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, beds, knee scooters, shower seats and tub transfer benches, all of which can be loaned short-term for a nominal charge. 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 2½to 21years old. For children and teenagers, The Connect Drama club is a summer day program for building social skills tools. 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 focuses on assisting individuals who are experiencing mental health and housing instability get back on their feet. Programs provide opportunities to learn coping, social, independent living and vocational skills. The nonprofit’s Clubhouse program offers prevocational work-ordered day programming on weekdays, social and recreational programming on evenings and weekends and individualized services. Representative Payee Services are available to assist individuals with Social Security or Disability income. Using the Housing First model, Thrive offers Housing Case Management services to help individuals who have a mental health, substance use or medical needs maintain stable housing.
For a comprehensive guide to healthcare, including specialists, in Western North Carolina, visit healthcareresourceswnc.com or pick up a copy of the Healthcare Resources magazine.