Know where to go! 

If you are experiencing a life-threatening event please call 911 or travel to the closest ER

You may also find the locations and phone numbers for all our urgent care locations HERE.

Urgent Care or ER - which one? 

It is important to remember that the emergency room is for emergencies only. Emergency situations can be categorized as severe or painful conditions that – if not treated immediately – can result in loss of life or limb. So remember, in the event of a severe or life-threatening condition, call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room. Haywood Regional has a team of board-certified ER physicians, and with some of the lowest ER wait times*, our dedicated emergency care team stands ready 24/7 to provide you with quality emergency care you can count on.

*Faster than national average as found on
If you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack or stroke, call 911 immediately. Do not drive to the hospital. By calling 911 at the first sign of symptoms, you buy yourself time. Plus, you give emergency medical personnel the opportunity to start care on-site and en route to the hospital. Always call 911 if: 

  • The person’s condition seems life threatening or could get worse on the way to the hospital
  • Moving the person might cause further injury
  • You can’t get to the emergency department quickly.

For minor illnesses or injuries that require advanced care, or at times when primary care is not available, Haywood Regional Medical Center Urgent Care can offer relief.Whether it’s a sore throat that won’t go away, a rising fever, a household cut, sprained ankle or for just about any minor after-hours illness or injury, Haywood Regional Medical Center Urgent Care locations is your best choice.

Urgent care centers treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an ER visit.
Urgent Care is NOT intended for:

•    Heart attack or stroke symptoms
•    Pregnancy issues
•    Infant illness
•    Major injuries or trauma

Patients arriving with these conditions will be transferred to the Haywood Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in Clyde.

Primary Care is a patient's main source of regular medical care indlucing health maintenance, counseling, health education, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness. Primary care is offered by physicians, pediatricians and nurses. If you need a primary care provider, call our physician referral line at 800.424.DOCS. 

Primary Care Urgent Care Emergency Care 

Visit your primary care provider for:  Go to Urgent Care if you are experiencing: Dial 911 or go immediately to the Emergency Room for: 
Check-ups Minor cuts, burns, wounds Chest pain
Immunizations Minor eye injuries, infections, irritations Severe shortness of breath
Annual exams Sever cold & flu symptoms Numbness in the face, arms or legs
Prenatal care Sprains Other symptoms that may indicate a heart attack or stroke
Earaches Muscle aches & pains Sever bleeding or bleeding that does not stop
Colds/Flu Persistent fever Automobile or industrial accident
Fevers Allergies Poisoning
Non-urgent healthcare needs Sever earaches Complicated fractures
Upset stomach Major injuries
Other non-life threatening but urgent needs Head injuries 
Suicide attempts or thoughts