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1914 Smokey Park Hwy., Candler, NC 28715

Hours of Operation






8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

To make an appointment, call 828-285-0622 and say you are calling for an appointment at Hominy Valley Health Center.


For medical and dental assistance after hours and on weekends, call 828-285-0622 to reach an on-call provider.

Services Provided:

  • Primary Care

  • Prevention & Wellness

  • Immunizations

  • Work/School/Travel Exams

  • Behavioral Health ​​

  • Minor Ambulatory Procedures

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Substance Abuse Services

  • Specialty Referrals

  • Telehealth

  • Health Coaching


Dr. Amit Patel is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician who joined WNCCHS in January of 2021. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and East Tennessee State University Family Medicine Residency Program in Johnson City. Dr. Patel is from Asheville and is excited to be caring for the community that helped raise him. His scope of practice ranges from pediatrics to adult medicine.


Dr. Ivana Baumgarten is a board-certified Pediatrician. She was born and raised in beautiful Slovenia, where she finished medical school and pediatric residency with a focus in infectious diseases. She spent many months in Africa working in different local health care settings. After meeting her future husband, they decided to settle in the U.S., where she has just finished her second pediatric residency at East Carolina University. In her free time, she can be found with her husband and kids somewhere in the nature.

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Venecia Marte, PA is a Physician Assistant with more than 15 years of experience. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Venecia's diverse experience spans across various medical disciplines, ranging from physical therapy & rehabilitation to internal medicine, psychiatry, and cardiology. She recently made the move to Canton, NC, from New York City, where she previously held positions at Elmhurst Medical Care of Queens and Montefiore Medical Center, among others.

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Mattie DeAngelis, LCSWA, is a licensed clinical social worker associate who joined WNCCHS in 2022. She received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. As an undergraduate, Mattie studied sociology and gender studies; she also received a certificate in mediation and conflict transformation. Mattie utilizes a person-centered approach and strives to create a safe and compassionate therapeutic space. She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. Mattie works with adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  How do I make an appointment at Hominy Valley Health Center?

Answer:  Call 828-285-0622 and say you are calling for an appointment Hominy Valley Health Center.

Question:  Do you take insurance?

Answer:  Yes, we accept most insurance including Medicaid and Medicare.  We also have a sliding fee scale program available for insured and uninsured patients that is based on income and family size. 

Question:  Where is the Hominy Valley Health Center located:

Answer:  Hominy Valley Health is located at 1914 Smokey Park Highway, Candler NC, 28715 (right next door to ABCCM Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry)

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