About Us

Since 1985, locally based not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care has provided the people of Western North Carolina with a much-needed alternative to an expensive, time-consuming trip to the emergency room. And since our centers are walk-in, you don't have to worry about being "fit in" as you would were you to make an unscheduled visit to the doctor's office.

We provide you and those you love with fast, affordable care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Each of our four locations is staffed by licensed professionals, ensuring you receive the highest quality care possible. Our doctors, nurses and support staff provide more than 50,000 service visits each year, including half a million dollars in undercompensated care in WNC and internationally. To date, we have served more than one million patients throughout Western North Carolina.

We also offer primary-care services through Frances Warde Family Health in Brevard. This practice, which is accepting new patients, also offers a diabetes education and treatment program in conjunction with Transylvania Regional Hospital. Frances Warde Family Health was started nearly 30 years ago to provide healthcare for the people living in rural Rosman, and it's named for the first Sister of Mercy to the United States. Today, Family Nurse Practitioner Carol Hoban heads the practice. The practice is in constant need of donations to its Good Samaritan Compassionate Care Fund to assist those who cannot afford to pay for their care. To donate, please click here, or contact Sharon Owen at (828) 281-2598 or sharon@somsc.org.


Sisters of Mercy Services Corporation/Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care will be the recognized leader for providing urgent care and related services, consistent with the values of Catherine McAuley.


Stained GlassThe Sisters of Mercy have been touching lives and evolving to meet community needs across the world since their founding in 1831 by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland. In 1900, the Sisters opened an 18-bed tuberculosis sanitarium in Asheville, and then operated the 338-bed St. Joseph's Hospital for nearly 100 years until its sale to Mission Hospitals in 1998.

In 1985, Sisters of Mercy Services acquired its first urgent-care facility in South Asheville, and we continue to expand our thriving network. In the early '90s, a location opened in Weaverville, serving the northern part of Buncombe County. In 2009, we opened a new 15,000 square-foot urgent care facility and corporate office on Patton Avenue as well as a site in Brevard. In 2010, we moved our South Asheville location to a new facility on Hendersonville Road.

In 2011, Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care Brevard acquired Frances Warde Family Health, a primary-care clinic (formerly located in Rosman), which is now accepting patients for complete medical care.


The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is an international community of women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children. The Institute is comprised of six Communities with more than 3,900 sisters who serve in North, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Guam and the Philippines. More than 3,100 Mercy Associates, several Companions in Mercy, over 960 Mercy Volunteer Corps alumni and thousands of co-workers in Mercy-sponsored programs and institutions also share in our mission, following the example of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley.

The Sisters of Mercy, South Central Community is one of the six Communities in the Americas, and it encompasses a vast geographic area that includes 18 states, Guam and Jamaica. Through Sisters of Mercy Services, the Community promotes the healing ministry of Jesus through Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care, Mercy Occupational Medicine, Frances Warde Family Health and the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation.

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