Health Care

Health Care in Burke County NC
The best way to acclimate to a new city, town or neighborhood is to get out and see, visit, taste and do. It’s no less true if you are new to the area and checking out the hospitals, physicians and other medical services available in the community.

The centerpiece of health care in Burke County is Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, the largest private employer in the county with almost 1,500 full- and part-time employees.

“We offer bigger city medical care, but with down-home charm,” says CEO Kathy Bailey. “We are friends and neighbors taking care of friends and neighbors.”

After moving into new digs in Burke County, it’s important to find a new doctor. The Blue Ridge Medical Group has more than 100 primary care physicians and specialists in 30 convenient locations. To find a doctor, visit

Pulled muscles, turned ankles or even the cold or flu can slow down any move. It’s nice to know where to find help. Blue Ridge has urgent care with extended hours. To find one that’s nearby, visit

As its name implies, Blue Ridge is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte. Through this partnership, Burke County residents have access to one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, providing a full spectrum of health care and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina in more than 600 locations.

Further enriching the community’s extensive medical resources are such independent providers as Burke Primary Care—a comprehensive family practice treating patients from birth to seniors in wellness and acute illness care—and Mission My Care Plus with convenient access to highly specialized medical and surgical services.

Two outstanding hospices—Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, and Catawba Valley Hospice—are committed to caring for persons with a life-limiting illness and to supporting their families.

Throughout the county fitness centers, therapeutic massage specialists, nursing homes, services for the medically needy and much more create a well-rounded health care system to meet almost any resident’s needs.