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Jefferson, NC 28640

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Patient Focused Care

Riverside Medical Center's patients have access to advanced technology and a healthcare plan
specifically designed for their successful treatment and recovery. From admission until
discharge and beyond, Riverside Medical Center's teammates focus on exceptional care, close to home.

Patient Portal

Keep up with your personal health information by using the patient portal. We've made accessing your health records easy, but your information is still entirely private and confidential. See and manage lab results, perscriptions, billing, immunizations records, surgical history, past procedures, discharge instructions and more.
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Picture of six females and one male who work at Mountain Family Care Center.
Picture of six females and one male who work at Mountain Family Care Center.

Mountain Family Care Center

Express Care Hours

8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Illnesses and injuries cannot tell time. It always seems your child's sore throat gets worse after dinner or that knee pain you thought could wait until Monday stops you from walking on a Saturday afternoon. That is why Mountain Family Care Center, on the campus of Ashe Memorial Hospital, is open early in the morning, late at night and on weekends to provide the medical care you need when you need it. Click here for a map and directions to the hospital campus.

Our Providers

Marilyn Gamewell, FNP-BC
Marilyn Gamewell is a family nurse practitioner with nearly 25 years of experience in diagnosing, evaluating and treating acute and chronic medical conditions. Marilyn earned her Bachelor's degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 1995. She went on to complete her Master's degree in nursing education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1997. Marilyn received her Post Master Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of South Carolina in 1999.

Paula Gilbert, FNP
Paula Gibert is a family nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. Paula earned her Bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1975. She received a Master's degree in nursing in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before completing her family nurse practitioner degree in 1997.

Tracie Henson-Combs, FNP-BC
Tracie Henson-Combs is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in nursing, including 8 years of emergency department nursing experience at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Tracie earned an Associate degree in nursing from Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute in Hudson, N.C., in 2001. She went on to complete a Bachelor's degree in nursing at Lees-McCrae College in Banner Elk, N.C., in 2008. In 2020, Tracie earned her Master's degree in nursing with a family nurse practitioner concentration from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.

Brigid Morgan, PA-C
Brigid Morgan is a certified physician's assistant with nearly 25 years of medical experience. Brigid earned an Associate degree in nursing assistance from Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C., in 1984. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies and a Master's degree in public administration.

Walk-Ins and Appointments

For primary care, please call ahead to make an appointment. For express care health concerns, walk-ins are accepted. Our express care is designed to compliment your primary care physician or pediatrician by providing express care services when doctor's offices typically are closed. Reach us at 336-846-6322.

Express Care Services

The Mountain Family Care Center has been providing non-emergent express care in Jefferson, North Carolina since 2007. We serve patients of all ages and regularly see patients who do not have a primary care doctor. The non-emergent care and routine medical services we offer, as well as the conditions we treat, include:

Ear infections
Flu & COVID testing
Gastrointestinal problems
Genitourinary conditions
Immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and adult tetanus
Minor burns and lacerations
Minor eye injuries
Pre-employment services/CDLs
Pregnancy confirmation
Primary Care
Respiratory infections
Sports physicals
STD Testing
Strep throat
Urinary tract infections

Steps from the Emergency Department

Should you need a higher level of care than the Mountain Family Care Center can provide, you are in the perfect place. Our facility is just steps from the Emergency Department at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Our providers will communicate with the hospital or with your primary care physician about the treatment you received and the next steps to take.

Insurance and Billing

Mountain Family Care Center accepts most major insurance plans. If you are uninsured, ask us about payment options when you visit.