The Rathbun Center provides housing, kitchen and laundry facilities for patient families and patients living outside of Buncombe County.
This facility is available at no charge to patients and their families, only by referral from a hospital physician, social worker or chaplain. However, the center is funded strictly through gifts, so donations are requested.
Contact the Pastoral Care Office for assistance at (828) 213-1080. After hours, please ask your nurse to contact the chaplain for a referral to The Rathbun Center.
This 27,000-square-foot facility is a haven and a place to bond with other people in similar circumstances. It is operated on a first come, first serve basis. The length of your stay may be limited due to a high demand for rooms.
Twenty-five rooms—each accommodating up to four people and complete with full baths—are available. Handicapped rooms are also available. Day rooms are also available for those who need a rest, getaway or a shower. Free shuttle service to and from the hospital is provided on a set schedule.