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AdventHealth Hendersonville has been providing care in the area for more than 100 years.


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

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 – 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 earn the 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for outstanding quality and safety. This is in addition to earning 11 consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and maintaining the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).It also is the first hospital in the region to hold the AdventHealth is designated Age-Friendly Health System-Committed to Care Excellence at all of its clinical locations and theGeriatric 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 – 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 366 physicians, representing 52 specialties, and 156 allied health providers.

In addition to providing exceptional care in key specialties such as pulmonology, neurology, oncology, thoracic surgery 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 include board-certified interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons as well as a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab. Pardee also provides the region’s second-largest orthopedic group. 

Pardee UNC Health Care has been honored with a number of awards, recognitions and accreditations for patient safety, service, quality and value. Additionally, Pardee has been recognized by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals every year since 2019. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pardee became the only hospital in North Carolina to be recognized by Healthgrades as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both Critical Care and Pulmonary Care.


Four Seasons

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, TheFree Clinics and the Henderson County Department of Public Health – are dedicated to providing care for underinsured, uninsured and financially challenged individuals. TheHenderson CountyDepartment of Public Health 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-growing healthcare needs of theWestern North Carolina region with high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible healthcare services. With 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. For almost 60years, 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 TransylvaniaCounties.

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.


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


Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County

For 58 years, the 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

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 21years 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.


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 mental health, substance use or medical needs maintain stable housing.

Drug Drop Box

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

  • 100 N Grove Street,Hendersonville
  • 828-697-4596

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 5PMMonday 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.


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