Our Physicians have office hours that vary Monday through Friday for your convenience. Appointments can be made by calling (301) 334-8282 ext. 209. One of our receptionists will be glad to assist you. In order to provide the best care and service for our patients, visits are by appointment only. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact our office at least 2 working days prior to your procedure. If we do not receive cancellation notice at least 2 days prior to your procedure a fee of $125.00 will be applied. This fee is not billable to insurance companies, it will be the patient’s responsibility. If you have a weekend or after office hours emergency, please contact the Garrett Regional Medical Center at (301) 533-4000. A physician is available 24 hours a day and if needed will be contacted by the emergency room department. We respect your time and make every effort to see each patient promptly. However, because emergencies sometimes develop, unavoidable delays may occur. You will be informed promptly and if necessary your appointment will be rescheduled at your convenience if your surgeon is late or unable to see you. If you have been referred to our office by another doctor, please bring or have forwarded to us any medical records relating to your visit. If your insurance requires a referral from your Primary Care Physician, please tell our staff and be sure to bring the referral form with you for each visit. Your appointment may have to be rescheduled if we do not have the form on the day of the visit.



Dr. Charles Walch, Board Certified General Surgeon, will begin seeing patients at Garrett Regional Medical Center Grantsville Urgent Care located at 32 Corporate Drive in Grantsville, MD 21536. Dr. Walch will have appointments available on the second and fourth Fridays of every month beginning March 10, 2017. This is to better serve our patients located in the Grantsville, MD and surrounding areas. Appointments can be made by calling the Garrett Surgical Group's Oakland office at 301-334-8282, extension 209.