Blue Ridge Health- Sylva



Rebecca Mathis, Community Engagement Coordinator

Mailing Address:

Blue Ridge Health, Sylva
293 Hospital Road, Suite B
Sylva, NC 28779

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Office Hours:

8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm, Friday


From WCU/Sylva: Turn LEFT at light at Harris Hospital (and Nick & Nates). Follow Hospital Road to first LEFT. Turn left, then right into parking lot of single-story office building formerly known as "Sylva Medical Center".

Agency Description:

Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS), a Federally Qualified Health Center, has served as a medical home for the uninsured and underserved since 1963.  BRCHS currently operates 15 sites in Henderson, Transylvania, Rutherford, Polk, Haywood, Buncombe, and Jackson Counties in North Carolina and the organizational mission is to provide quality health care that is accessible and affordable for all.

A 501(c)(3) governed by a patient-majority Board of Directors, BRCHS offers family medicine, pediatrics, pregnancy care, school health, dental, behavioral health, community outreach, dietician and pharmacy services.  BRCHS accepts commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare as well as patients without insurance on a sliding fee scale that is based on family size and household income.  No patients are ever turned away for inability to pay. 


Blue Ridge Health- Sylva is the former Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County.


Some experience in health care education/services is helpful, but not required.

Time Commitment:

To promote continuity of care & best learning experience, we request a minimum of 3 months. 

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

Commitment to quality patient care and an understanding of patient rights and confidentiality are basic. Dress code will be explained.

Volunteer Involvement:

Providing office/clerical support; providing hospitality for patients; engaging in community outreach.  Clinical rotations and internships are also available.

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