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Urgent Care

Urgent Care offered in Forest City, NC


You can’t always predict when you’re going to need medical attention. At Brock Family Care in Forest City, North Carolina, board-certified family nurse practitioner Anne Brock, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, provides a wide range of urgent care services to children (minimum 11 years old) and adults in need of prompt, responsive care. Call Brock Family Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the urgent care services available.

 

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is an area of medicine that combines features of family and emergency medicine to provide prompt care for time-sensitive illnesses or injuries. Brock Family Care offers urgent care services for patients who can’t wait for a regular appointment but don’t need to go to the emergency room (ER). 

By providing urgent care, Brock Family Care helps save patients time and money that they would otherwise spend at the ER.

When would I need urgent care?

Mrs. Brock recommends urgent care for patients who can’t wait at least 24 hours to seek medical attention. You may need urgent care if you experience:

  • A bad cough
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Broken finger or toe
  • Wrist or ankle sprain
  • Sore throat
  • Eye irritation
  • Earache
  • Fever
  • Minor cuts or burns
  • Insect bites

You may also need urgent care if you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, and are experiencing worsening symptoms.

What can I expect from an urgent care visit?

When you arrive at Brock Family Care, the friendly staff checks you in and asks for your ID. Brock Family Care is not an insurance-based center, so the staff can expedite your visit and usher you to an open exam room quickly. Mrs. Brock immediately evaluates your appearance to spot any visible signs of illness or injury.

Next, she asks detailed questions about your reason for visiting, your symptoms, and your medical history before ordering tests or treating your ailment. Depending on your results, Brock Family Care may schedule a follow-up appointment for additional testing, treatment, or to monitor your condition.

When should I visit the emergency room over urgent care?

Urgent care facilities don’t have the equipment necessary to treat life-threatening emergencies. If you experience a serious illness or injury, you should go to your nearest emergency room right away. Mrs. Brock recommends emergency care to treat:

  • Chest pain
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Visibly broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Serious burns
  • Dislocated joints
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Slurred speech or numbness on one side of the face

To learn more about urgent care, call Brock Family Care or schedule an appointment online today.