Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street is one of two main outpatient clinics of our Teaching Health Center (THC) where residents and faculty see patients regardless of ability to pay. Built in 1999, it is a 12,000 square foot facility with 24 patient rooms, two procedure rooms, a behavioral health meeting room, a teleconference room and a precepting area. This clinic serves a wide breadth of patients with full-spectrum family medicine, nutritionist, and behavioral health services offered. There are also laboratory services and an on-site 340b pharmacy that offers significant discounts to our uninsured and underinsured patients. It is located across the street from Pardee Hospital, allowing easy access between clinic and the hospital.
Established in 1953, Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital. Family Medicine is the only training program at the hospital, so residents have access to a wide range of medical cases and experiences. It is a busy 222 bed hospital that has received high marks in orthopedics and surgery by several national rankings. It also houses the second busiest ER in Western North Carolina, which has 34 ER rooms. Over 300 babies are delivered each year. It has an ICU where family physicians have admitting privileges.
Mission Hospital is located 19.8 miles away from Pardee Hospital, making the rotations an easy commute for our residents. Mission Hospital is a part of the Mission Health System and the medical center that serves as the tertiary referral center for the entire Western North Carolina region and parts of TN, SC, WVA, VA and beyond. This comprehensive health system brings together the capabilities of its two founding hospitals, Mission and St. Joseph's. Together, they are licensed for 815 beds. The medical staff comprises approximately 600 physicians.