Posted on April 17, 2015
We’ve all been there: It’s Saturday afternoon and your little one stumbles into the living room complaining of an upset tummy. Fast-forward to one hour later and you’re trying to soothe him after several bouts of vomiting. You take his temperature and with a reading of 101.5 you realize you should probably get him to the doctor. But it’s Saturday…and your pediatrician’s office is closed until Monday. His illness is not serious enough to warrant a trip to the ER so what do you do?
Urgent Care is Open Weekends and Late Evenings
Many physicians’ offices offer same-day appointments for care, but urgent care is a great option when appointments are unavailable or if you need treatment outside normal office hours. Thankfully, CCHC’s New Bern Family Practice Urgent Care is open and ready to examine your son and prescribe any necessary medication.
Whether you’re dealing with an earache, sore throat, or a cut, a highly-qualified team of doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are on hand to help. CCHC’s providers can also address issues such as insect or pet bites, minor breathing issues, sprains and fractures, and abdominal pain—all for the cost of your insurance co-pay.
Skip ER Wait Times and High Costs
Most of us assume the emergency room is the best option when a family member becomes sick or suffers a minor accident. Unfortunately, ERs across the country are filled with patients who would best be served by an urgent care center. These numbers put a tremendous strain on ER staff and drastically increases patients’ wait times. Going to the ER also delivers a serious hit to your wallet: An Annals of Internal Medicine study found that the average cost of an ER visit for three common illnesses—middle ear infection, sore throat, and urinary tract infection—was $570.
But you may argue, “If I need an X-ray, an EKG, or blood work I have to go to the hospital, right?” The answer is actually, “No.” New Bern Family Practice Urgent Care provides excellent laboratory and X-ray services, can run diagnostic tests, and even dispense prescriptions. All the services you may need in a minor emergency are located in one convenient location and provided by a caring and attentive staff. Open every day of the week, urgent care is the smart, cost-saving option for you and your family.
The next time a minor emergency occurs, don’t rush to the ER—make the quick drive to New Bern’s only family practice urgent care facility. You’ll find that you get knowledgeable and compassionate care from a highly-skilled team of physicians and nurses quickly and affordably.
CCHC Urgent Care is located at 1040 Medical Park Ave., New Bern, NC. Call (252) 638-CARE (2273) for more information.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Holidays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas