In the event of inclement weather, MAPA may either modify hours of operation or close for the duration of the treacherous weather event. Our primary concern is the safety of our patients, our patients' representatives, and our MAPA team members. MAPA physicians and staff will make every effort to be available at the office; however, our efforts may be hindered due to weather/road conditions beyond our control. IF YOUR CHILD IS EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911 OR PROCEED TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM. For non-emergency assistance, you may also contact our telephone nurse triage service at: 828.229.7234 at times when MAPA is closed.