Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center
- 1370 West D Street
As a part of the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist family, Wilkes Medical Center offers the resources of a nationally recognized academic medical center, enabling the facility to provide world-class health care here, close to home. Wilkes Medical Center opened in 1952 as a 100-bed hospital on 19 acres, donated by Dr. Frederick C. Hubbard. The hospital joined the Wake Forest Baptist Health system on July 1, 2017. Today, we are licensed for 130 beds, including a 10-bed skilled nursing unit on our main campus. Through our offsite facilities, Wilkes Medical Center has expanded our outpatient services to include a Dialysis Center and a state of the art Rehabilitation Center.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilkes is an outdoor lover's paradise. Wilkes County Schools are highly ranked in North Carolina by Niche.com. Home to MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, Wilkesboro provides a small town atmosphere with wonderful amenities, and is located within easy reach of many prominent North Carolina cities. Located just 80 miles from Charlotte, 45 miles from Winston-Salem, 45 miles from Hickory, and 35 minutes from Boone, Wilkes County remains an ideal location for those looking to escape the fast paced world of city living, while remaining close enough to commute for a night out on the town. We are a very friendly and family-based community where our patient population is quite diverse. Wilkes County offers the best of both worlds, presented with the flair of true southern hospitality.