Children’s immunizations available on the Highlands Cashiers Plateau

Blue Ridge Health-Highlands Cashiers (BRH-HC) has received approval from the State of North Carolina and is expanding their services to include immunizations to be offered at their local site.

Board certified physicians Ann Davis, M.D. and Kristy Fincher, D.O., along with their clinical support team will be administering the clinic.

“Having an approved North Carolina Immunization Clinic is a tremendous boost for our community” said Ann Davis, M.D. “This North Carolina approval guarantees that everyone will be seen, and no one will be turned away. This means that every child in our community now has easy access to these very important vaccinations.”

BRH-HC will be offering a full range of vaccinations, immunizations, and services by appointment.

These services include “Well Child” appointments for established and new patients, as well as vaccination only appointments. Most of these appointments can be completed within an hour, with some completed in as quickly as fifteen minutes.

“It is very exciting to be able to offer a full range of immunizations at the clinic” said Kristy Fincher, D.O. “Children will now have local access to the vaccinations they will need not only to be able to attend school, but to have the proper foundation for good health as they continue to grow.”

In North Carolina, children are not allowed to attend school (whether public, private, or religious) or a childcare facility, unless they have received all immunizations appropriate for their age.

Vaccination records are checked when they enter a childcare facility, when they enter kindergarten, seventh and twelfth grade, as well as when they enter a college or university.

“Providing local access to high quality primary care for everyone is the key reason why our Foundation is funding BRH-HC” said Robin Tindall, CEO & Executive Director of the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation. “With the news of this recent state certification, we are especially pleased that parents will no longer have to travel off the plateau to obtain essential immunizations for their children.”

As part of the North Carolina children’s immunization approval, all patients requesting a vaccination will be accepted regardless of insurance type or status. Appointments will be scheduled on Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

Most appointments can be scheduled within the same week, and walk-in appointments are available. If a patient is from out of state, additional information from their home county health department may be necessary.

Many parents have questions about the vaccines their children need and whether they are up to date with their immunizations. For more information, or to make an appointment with BRH-HC please call 828.482.6160.

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