Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, North Carolina, serves a 16-county region in Western North Carolina and is the largest of nine Area Health Education Centers in North Carolina established to recruit, train and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina. MAHEC offers residency training in family medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery, psychiatry, and dentistry as well as fellowship training in addiction medicine, sports medicine, hospice and palliative care, and rural medicine.
MAHEC’s Biltmore campus is also home to UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, an academic health center in partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill that includes programs from the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Mission Hospital, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital is licensed for 730 beds and houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. The flagship hospital of Mission Health, Mission Hospital was ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2009 to 2015.
Charles George VA Medical Center, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a Joint Commission-accredited tertiary referral facility that provides full-spectrum health services to veterans residing in a 23 Western North Carolina counties. The VAMC has 119 authorized acute care beds (including a 16-bed inpatient psychiatric unit), two state-of-the-art ICUs, 120 authorized community living center beds, and 18 authorized substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment program beds.
Behavioral Health Group is the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient opioid treatment and recovery centers in the U.S., with 64 locations across 14 states. BHG provides comprehensive evidence-based medical and behavioral therapies including FDA-approved medications (buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), counseling and wraparound services for individuals with opioid use disorder.
Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) in Asheville, North Carolina, provides comprehensive healthcare to individuals regardless of ability to pay. As a federally qualified health center, WNCCHS serves all community members including low income, indigent, and uninsured patients who may not otherwise be able to afford healthcare. Integrated services include primary care, women’s health, mental health, and substance abuse services including office-based opioid treatment and HIV prevention and treatment.
Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (ADATC) in Black Mountain, North Carolina, 20 minutes east of Asheville, is one of three state-operated ADATCs designed to provide inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization and medical detoxification for individuals with substance use and other co-occurring mental health diagnoses to prepare for ongoing community-based treatment and recovery.