Blue Ridge Health Expands Healthcare For Patients

At the top of the hill on NC Hwy 9 in Lake Lure sits the completion of something residents of Lake Lure are very proud of: the new Lake Lure Professional Park.

As of January 1, 2019, the family practice formerly operated by MAHEC in Lake Lure, NC became a Blue Ridge Health (BRH) practice. The move comes as a result of a collaborative effort to strengthen access to comprehensive, high quality healthcare for all residents of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and the surrounding areas.  Bringing this practice to lake Lure demonstrates BRH’s continued effort to make quality primary care as accessible as possible for western North Carolina residents.

“The practice in Lake Lure has been providing high quality care for years and through this change, the level of care patients have come to expect will not change. However, the practice will now be more accessible and affordable for those who need it most,” said Dr. Richard Hudspeth, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer for BRH. With a practice already operating in Rutherford County, as well as several in neighboring Henderson, Polk and Buncombe Counties, BRH – Lake Lure represents the 18th practice operated by BRH across a seven county area.

The new BRH practice will provide primary care services under a universal, patient-centered model of care. Patients will now have access to primary care, behavioral health, medication delivery, nutrition and more. The new BRH location will still accept all insurance plans, including private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. But, like all BRH practices, patients with high deductible plans or no insurance can pay on a sliding scale based on family size and income. And, like all community health center locations nationwide, Medicare deductibles are waived.

Address: 146 Nesbitt Ridge, off Highway 9, near Ingles in Lake Lure.

Hours of Operation: They are open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Appointments: While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome.

Contact Number: For more information or to make an appointment, call 828.625.4400.   

About Blue Ridge Health: Blue Ridge Health is a nonprofit healthcare system that works closely with communities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of our region with high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible healthcare services. With 18 locations throughout western North Carolina and additional programs within schools, BRH offers primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health and nutrition services that prioritize the patient care experience. For more than 50 years, BRH has served as the leader in community-focused healthcare, providing services to communities in Henderson, Rutherford, Buncombe, Transylvania, Polk, Jackson, and Haywood counties.

If you would like more information about Blue Ridge Health, call 828.692.4289 or visit