About Your Visit
Thank you for choosing Western North Carolina Community Health Services for your healthcare needs.
Our Primary Care Providers (PCP) and nurses are available to serve all of your health care needs, from regular check-ups to specialist consultations, from newborn to right where you are today. The physicians of Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) want you to have the information you need to make the most of your visit. Here are a few helpful tips:
Schedule your appointment.
We've made it simple! To check availability and make an appointment, call 828-285-0622.
Write it down.
Before you arrive for your appointment write down any questions you may have. There are no bad questions when it comes to your health, so ask away.
Gather your information.
As an active partner in your health care, you play a very important role. Bring a list of the medicines you're taking, including names and the doses. For complex health needs, consider creating a medical history binder and include evaluations from other physicians.
Bring someone with you.
It's helpful to have an extra set of hands and ears when gathering new medical information, so if possible, bring another adult with you to the appointment. If we can help you in any way, please let us know.
Traffic and parking often take longer than you may expect.
Also, allow 10 to 15 minutes for the check-in process.
Delays do happen, so be prepared.
Bring a favorite book to help make the time go by more quickly.
Please remember that all patients are responsible for co-pays, deductibles, co-insurance and charges for services rendered at the time of the appointment.
Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) accept cash, check and credit cards. It is recommended that you call your insurer in advance of your appointment to see if your procedure and provider are covered by your plan.
Make the most of your appointment.
Ask questions while meeting with your doctor. Also, remember to ask for any instructions from the doctor or letters of medical necessities that you may need.
After the appointment.
As soon as you're done meeting with the doctor and nurse, take a few moments to write down some notes about what just happened during the visit; also write down any other questions you have and important phone numbers to call, such as the clinic's nursing line, prescription refill line and appointment line. When possible, make your follow-up appointment before you leave and write down new appointment dates.