Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Monday, March 30, 2020 | 2:16 pm:
In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital. More COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 How You Can Help
As the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, providers, researchers and staff from across the Wake Forest Baptist Health system are working diligently to provide for you and your family.
Many people have asked how they can best support our system during this challenging time. Given the strain on our resources to address this situation, your support is needed and appreciated.Join the Effort
Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center
Event Update: Cancellation
Although we continuously work to develop and strengthen relationships with the community at large and especially with those who generously donate their time and financial support, our utmost concern is promoting community wellness and preventing the spread of illnesses such as the coronavirus. We therefore have decided to cancel our Evening of Gratitude during this critical time.
- Evening of Gratitude
March 26, 6 pm
High Point Country Club
High Point Medical Center, one of the region's premier health care providers, traces its roots all the way back to 1904 with the opening of a hospital in High Point to treat typhoid fever. In the century since our opening we have continued to dedicate ourselves to the health care of our community by expanding our hospital services and building a growing network of physician offices.
Joining Wake Forest Baptist's Health Care System
High Point Regional Health officially became part of the Wake Forest Baptist Health family on Saturday, September 1 and had a new name, Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center.
Today, High Point Medical Center serves a region encompassing 600,000+ people. That’s a far cry from the town of 6,500 that so desperately needed a hospital in 1904. While our region has certainly grown and our techniques of caring for the sick only vaguely resemble the methods of care available to our forefathers, one thing remains the same: our commitment to care for patients one at a time.
In today’s high-tech, fast-paced health care environment, High Point Medical Center sets itself apart by putting patients first. Our patients’ needs, wants, comfort and satisfaction drive every decision we make and each action we take. As a leader in understanding the needs of our region and in providing exceptional health services to citizens today and for many generations to come, we embark on our second century of care.
By the Numbers
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Patient and Family Resources
At High Point Medical Center, our number one goal is to provide patients and their loved ones the care they need in a professional, compassionate environment.
Whether you are a patient, a patient's loved one or a visitor, here you can find information and resources to help you before and during your visit with us.
Millis Regional Health Education Center
The Mills Regional Health Education Center is devoted to helping school students, church groups, local organizations and individuals learn about the human body and how to keep themselves healthy.
Thousands of kids visit the Millis Center each year to experience our unique form of “Edu-tainment.”
Programs provided by the Millis staff cover topics such as nutrition and physical activity, general health, puberty, bullying prevention, substance use/abuse prevention, and dental health all in a hands-on, age appropriate way. We can also tailor our curricula to fit your groups’ needs or to satisfy the specific health education goal you have in mind.
Improving Your Health
Health Risk Assessments
Health concerns come about from both genetic and lifestyle choices, and understanding where your personal risks lie may make the difference between life and death.
Our free, simple and confidential online health screenings can help you find out your personal risk for different types of health issues in just a few minutes.
Take the first step to improving and maintaining your cardiovascular health.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in her lifetime.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully.
More than 20.8 million people have diabetes in the United States and nearly one third are not aware they are diabetic.
Urinary incontinence and other urinary issues affect more than 25 million Americans, but they are rarely talked about.
Eight million people are affected by sleep apnea each year.
Approximately 80-90% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point.
Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Only about 59 percent of people aged 50 and older report having received colorectal cancer screenings.
More than 35 million Americans are living with chronic lung disease, and more than 400,000 Americans die from lung disease each year.
About 773,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year.
Peripheral vascular disease affects nearly 12 million Americans. Gone undetected it could result in heart attack or loss of a limb.
Today two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children struggle with obesity.
High Point Regional Health Foundation
The mission of the Foundation is to provide vital philanthropic support to help fund special projects, provide continuing staff education, fulfill patient services and purchase life-saving equipment for the hospital.
High Point Medical Center has a variety of ways to use your generous donations. You can give gifts in honor/memory of someone, to our Endowment Fun or our Annual Fund. You could also give to a specific department or promote continuing education of our nursing staff. There are many ways you can contribute to specific departments and as always, we deeply appreciate your willingness to give.
If you would like more information about how you may direct your gift, please call 336-878-6011.