Hospital and Medical


Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital serving Highlands, Cashiers and the surrounding North Carolina mountain communities. HCH offers diagnostic and acute patient care.  Emergency care is physician-staffed 24/7. HCH has 24 beds for acute care services and 80 beds in the Eckerd Living Center, a skilled nursing facility. There are four hospital-owned physician clinics in Highlands and Cashiers. HCH is a member of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System.

190 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC (828) 526-1200  Website

Medical Clinics

Highlands Medical Associates – Dr. Patti Wheeler

Woodruff Building, Highlands, NC (828) 526-4346

Chiropractic Care

Aery Chiropractic & Acupuncture – Dr. Sue Aery

2655 Dillard Road Highlands, NC (828) 526-1022  Website

 Physical Therapy

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Physical Therapy – Cashiers
73 Slab Town Road, Cashiers, NC (828) 743-7504  Website

Plastic Surgery

Center for Plastic Surgery – Dr. Robert Buchanan

209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands, NC 828-526-3783  Website


Massage & Wellness

Viva Wellness – Kit Barker PhD

5 Cottage Row, Highlands NC (828-526-1566)

The Wellness Place – Rob Malone & Amy Hargis

468 Dillard Road, Highlands NC  (828) 526-9698  Website

Old Edwards Spa

445 Main St, Highlands, NC  (866) 526-8008  Website

Yoga Highlands & Structural Integration

Ashby Underwood-Garner & Chad Garner

464 Carolina Way, Highlands NC 828-526-8880  Website


Assisted Living/Nursing Care

Chestnut Hill of Highlands

64 Clubhouse Trail, Highlands NC   828-787-2114  Website

Eckerd Living Center
250 Hospital Drive, Highlands, NC (828) 526-1304  Website

Hospice Care

Hospice House Foundation of WNC – Michele Alderson

272 Maple Street, Franklin NC 828-524-6375  Website

Four Seasons Compassion for Life – Maureen Williams

171 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Highlands 828-526-2552  Website