Since 1955, Physicians East has been eastern North Carolina’s premier multispecialty provider. In addition to the comprehensive range of services provided by our practice, we also operate an Urgent Care Center, offering ambulatory acute and urgent medical care.
At our Urgent Care Center, we assist adults and children over 5 years of age in treating mild to moderate illnesses that cannot wait until the next day for an appointment with a primary care provider. For example, you may require the advice and prescriptions only available from a provider, but your situation may not require a visit to a hospital emergency room. This added convenience often means you won’t have to wait until Monday to schedule an appointment for an antibiotic or to get an X-ray to determine whether sprained ankle is indeed a sprain.
Our Urgent Care Center provides an extensive array of general medical services in addition to occupational/industrial health care services such as, but not limited to:
- Mild to Moderate Illness Care
- Peak Expiratory Flow (Asthma Care)
- Personal Injury Care
- Sports Injury Care
- Lab Testing and X-Ray
- Bladder infections (urinary tract infections)
- Eye infections
- Sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs)
- Sore throat (pharyngitis)
- Stomach flu (gastroenteritis)
We are open seven days a week and available most days and evenings, weekends, and some holidays to provide convenient, accessible, and quality medical care for our patients and their families. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis.
Urgent vs. Emergency Care
Emergency Care is intended to provide immediate care for serious or life-threatening medical issues. These can include but are not limited to serious and prolonged illnesses or infections, large wounds or internal injuries, heart attacks, or strokes. Urgent Care Center is available so that you don’t have to wait for your primary care provider. Emergency care is intended for times when you cannot wait.
Examples of emergencies include but are not limited to:
- Heart attack
- Severe breathing problems
- Large wounds
- Severe bleeding
- Blunt eye injuries
- It is also recommended that victims of physical or sexual assault be evaluated at the emergency room.
If you think that you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or severe medical condition, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.