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Ballad Health Medical Associates

Urgent Care Clinic – Banner Elk

About

Ballad Health Medical Associates Urgent Care
108 Park Ave.
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 783-9183
36.164047
-81.868931

Telehealth urgent care

Ballad Health's virtual urgent care allows you to connect to a local healthcare provider directly using your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – all from the comfort of your own home.

Schedule a Virtual Visit

Learn more about our virtual urgent care clinic.


Making your treatment even safer

Your safety is our priority. When you visit your Banner Elk Urgent Care, you will be:

  • Screened for potential signs of illness
  • Required to wear a cloth face covering, which you will need to provide for yourself
  • Allowed to have one visitor with you

In response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have created new services and processes that will forever improve and safeguard your care journey:

  • Telehealth options that reduce your wait time, eliminate the need for travel and make it even faster and simpler to get the care you need
  • Virtual waiting rooms so you can remain in your car until your appointment time
  • Screenings to check everyone who comes inside for signs of illness
  • Face coverings for every patient, visitor and team member
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of every public and patient care area
  • Public areas carefully designed to provide ample space between people

COVID-19 drive-thru testing

While we do test for COVID-19, this location does not currently offer drive-thru testing. If you would like a drive-thru test, you can visit our urgent care clinic in Elizabethton, Tenn.


A new standard for immediate care

There's no need to wait in an emergency room and get charged a higher fee for a minor illness or injury.

Our team is here to provide high-quality care quickly for Avery County – even after hours.

About your local urgent care

Our Banner Elk urgent care clinic offers you and your family the care that you need without the long wait times or stress of going to the hospital.

  • Extended weekday and weekend hours – Especially helpful when your primary care doctor can't squeeze you in or isn't available after hours
  • Walk-in clinic convenience – Come right in and we'll get you the care you need
  • Hassle-free online scheduling – No need to call for an appointment
  • No costly ER fees – Urgent care copayment amounts are typically less than ER copays

Ballad Health Medical Associates Urgent Care Banner Elk also provides:

  • On-site lab services
  • Flu shots
  • Sports physicals and school physicals ($50)

Conditions that we treat

We're here for you when you need medical help for all non-emergency issues, such as:

  • Cold and flu symptoms, including fever, chills, cough, headache and sore throat
  • Sinus infections and strep throat
  • Sprains and minor bone fractures
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Small cuts, minor burns or skin rashes
  • Urinary tract, pelvic and other minor infections
  • Animal or insect bites

For more information about urgent care services and treatments, visit our Ballad Health urgent care information page.

Banner Elk urgent care walk-in hours

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday hours

  • New Year's Eve – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • New Year's Day – Regular hours
  • Memorial Day – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Independence Day – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Labor Day – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day – Office is closed
  • Christmas Eve – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Christmas Day – Office is closed

When it's an emergency

We always want to encourage patients to go to the ER when treatment is an emergency.

Ballad Health emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for life-threatening emergencies, traumas and major medical conditions.

Symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrollable bleeding, loss of consciousness, sudden changes in vision, and couging or vomiting blood – to name a few important ones – are signs that you need to get to an ER.

Don't take any chances – in case of an emergency, call 911 immediately.

What's New

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ballad Health to hold drive-thru job fairs in Abingdon

Ballad Health is hosting a hiring fair that will give job seekers the opportunity to apply, interview and be hired – all without leaving their vehicles. ... read more about Ballad Health to hold drive-thru job fairs in Abingdon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Ballad Health resumes some elective procedures, continues encouraging COVID-19 prevention

A month after a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases prompted Ballad Health to postpone all elective and non-emergent surgeries, the health system is preparing to resume some procedures. ... read more about Ballad Health resumes some elective procedures, continues encouraging COVID-19 prevention.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization

With novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalizations at record levels, Ballad Health is providing feedback to the communities it serves, intended to optimize healthcare resources for those who need it most. ... read more about Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization.

Patients & Visitors

What's New

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ballad Health to hold drive-thru job fairs in Abingdon

Ballad Health is hosting a hiring fair that will give job seekers the opportunity to apply, interview and be hired – all without leaving their vehicles. ... read more about Ballad Health to hold drive-thru job fairs in Abingdon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Ballad Health resumes some elective procedures, continues encouraging COVID-19 prevention

A month after a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases prompted Ballad Health to postpone all elective and non-emergent surgeries, the health system is preparing to resume some procedures. ... read more about Ballad Health resumes some elective procedures, continues encouraging COVID-19 prevention.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization

With novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalizations at record levels, Ballad Health is providing feedback to the communities it serves, intended to optimize healthcare resources for those who need it most. ... read more about Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization.