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Smoky Mountain Center

Healthcare - Health Services
HQ: Sylva, NC   |  

Smoky Mountain Center (SMC) is a local management entity, managed care organization (LME-MCO) that manages all state and Medicaid funding for individuals in need of behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability services in a catchment area that includes Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe,Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison,McDowell, Mitchell,Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania,Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties. All of SMC’s administrative offices are nestled in the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina.  SMC is a political subdivision of the State of North Carolina that  offers a comprehensive benefit package, including the  NC State Retirement Program.   


Smoky Mountain Center is a regional organization that coordinates high quality prevention, treatment, and support services for individuals and families in our communities with developmental disabilities, mental health, or, substance abuse needs.


Individuals in our region with developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance abuse needs have access to timely, evidence-based, and culturally sensitive prevention, treatment, and support services in their communities.

  • Responsibility - Our actions are transparent, consistent and accountable.
  • Integrity - We are honest. We do what we say we will do.
  • Quality - We are proactive and consistent in our work, using practices that are proven to be effective.
  • Caring - We are compassionate, culturally sensitive, and empathetic with one another and those we serve.
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Smoky Mountain Center (SMC)

44 Bonnie Lane
Sylva, NC 28779