"Serving the County of Wise, the City of Norton, and the Towns of Appalachia, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Pound, St. Paul, and Wise."

Medical Facilities - Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Palliative Care & Other Medical Services

Heritage Hall, located at 9434 Coeburn Mountain Road in Wise, is a 97-bed nursing facility with a staff of 115. Heritage Hall of Big Stone Gap is located at 2045 Valley View Drive and has 180 beds and a staff of 170.

Heritage Hall provides excellent medical and nursing services with loving care. Their nursing department consists of dedicated professionals with a combination of strong clinical skills and years of experience. Heritage Hall is devoted to caring for both short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term care nursing patients.

They offer their patients individualized pharmacy services and skilled nursing.  Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are also offered for those individuals who need rehabilitative services. Furthermore, their staff is always available for support, counseling, and encouragement for patients and their families.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia, established in 1993, is a community-based, non-profit organization which provides pain and symptom management, comfort measures, and quality of life care to the terminally ill and their families in nine counties of Southwest Virginia, including the cities of Norton and Bristol.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia is Virginia licensed and Medicaid and Medicare certified. Staffed by physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers, compassionate care is available 24 hours a day. Bereavement counseling is provided to surviving family members for up to one year following the death of their loved one.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Virginia is located at 738 Park Avenue, Suite 3, in Norton.

The Wise County Health Department, a $1.5 million facility located at 134 Roberts Street, SW, in Wise, offers county residents public health services. Some services are free. Services include: clinic and outreach services, foreign travel immunizations, maternity, family planning, dental, and Women, Infants, & Children (WIC), and much more! Charges for others are based on income levels. All services are confidential.

Home Health Agencies

By providing in-home care for individuals, home health agencies enable the patient to be in familiar, comfortable surroundings and have the companionship of family and friends. There are several home health agencies serving Wise County and the City of Norton including the following Wise County Chamber of Commerce members: Advance Home Care; Amedisys Home Health Care; First Choice Home Health Care; In Home Care, Inc.; Independent Home Health Care; Norton Community Home Health; Wellmont Home Care; and Wise county Home Health.

Services provided are skilled nursing care, personal care aids, physical therapy, speech therapy, and case management through a social worker.

Dialysis Services

Mountain Empire Dialysis Center of Norton has a highly trained staff experienced to assist with all dialysis needs. Some of the services available are: in center hemodialysis; home hemodialysis; transplant referrals; and transient treatments. The unit has support staff that includes a dietician and social worker who will work closely with the nursing staff and nephrologist to provide a team approach to patient care.

Frontier Health's diverse array of services includes treatment for family violence, mental illness, mental retradation, dual diagnosis, and substance abuse for children, adolescents, adults, aging adults, and families.

The Health Wagon meets the unique challenges of health care delivery to the medically under-served and indigent in poverty-stricken areas of rural Appalachia through the use of their innovative moible health unit.

Mountain Empire Hearing & Balance offers hearing services and evaluations to all ages.

Occumed Health Center services include: injury treatment, nurse case management, computerized injury management, pre-placement and/or drug screening, MRO services, DOT physicals, hearing protection programs, respiratory fit, pulmonary function, and/or DNA testing, sports physicals & medicine, vaccinations, wellness programs, and radiology services.


Additional Services

Other mental health facilities, counseling centers, ambulance services, health clinics, and wellness centers are also located throughout the county. In addition, the area is served by many fine medical professionals including: chiropractors, dentists, gynecologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthodontists, pediatricians, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, and more.