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Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation and Blue Ridge Health: Partners to Make Health and Wellness Easier on the Plateau

Dr. Kristy Fincher of Blue Ridge Health-Highlands Cashiers

Access to Healthcare is an essential part of living a healthy and fulfilling life, yet many individuals and families in our communities face obstacles to receiving the care they need. Fortunately, the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation is dedicated to funding and supporting health initiatives and access to healthcare for everyone in the Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding communities. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents through outreach, support, and funding of local programs and services.

The cornerstone investment for the Health Foundation is the Blue Ridge Health – Highlands Cashiers Clinic. Blue Ridge Health is a federally qualified health center that offers quality care for the whole family, regardless of their ability to pay. Led by Dr. Kristy Fincher, the Highlands location provides primary care services to patients of all ages.

Blue Ridge Health offers a full range of family medicine services, including preventive care, chronic disease management, and acute illness treatment, chronic disease management, children’s vaccinations, preventative medicine, and much more. Additionally, they will be expanding their services at the clinic here locally to include behavioral health services. These services will provide counseling and therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, and substance abuse.

Having both primary care and behavioral health services under one roof is a unique and valuable offering, as it allows patients to receive comprehensive and coordinated care that addresses all of their healthcare needs. This is especially important for individuals who are dealing with both physical and mental health issues, as the two are often intertwined and can affect each other.

Through its partnership with Blue Ridge Health, the Health Foundation is helping to ensure that all residents have access to high-quality, compassionate, and affordable healthcare. This is especially important in our rural mountain communities, where access to healthcare can be limited and barriers such as transportation and financial resources can make it difficult for individuals to receive the care they need.

By supporting organizations like Blue Ridge Health, the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation is making a significant impact on the health and well-being of our communities. Through their collective efforts, they are helping to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Blue Ridge Health – Highlands Cashiers at 828-482-6160.

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