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New urgent care center to open in Lumberton

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From minor mishaps around the home to worrisome fevers and sore throats, almost every family has pressing medical needs at times. Though they may not be emergencies, they need attention now—and more than just a bandage from the medicine cabinet.

 

Fortunately, there's a convenient solution to such inconvenient problems, which can happen on weekends and after your doctor's office is closed. Urgent care just might save you the time and cost of a trip to the emergency department.

Individuals in and around the Lumberton area needing medical care that is urgent but not an emergency will soon have another option for care: Southeastern Urgent Care Lumberton. The center will open on Tuesday, July 24 in the Southeastern Health Mall located on the campus of Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton.

The center will treat a wide range of minor illnesses and injuries, such as: fevers, coughs and sore throats; earaches; strains and sprains; cuts that might need stitches; some burns and broken bones; animal bites; and rashes and other allergic reactions that aren't life-threatening.

Services such as sports and school physicals and immunizations will also be offered at the center. And, with on-site x-rays and lab tests, you won't have to go to another office should you need them. Southeastern Pharmacy Health Mall is also located within the same building, making it convenient for patients to get prescriptions filled following their urgent care visit.

Of course, when you have a medical emergency, you need to be seen in the emergency department—immediately. Here are some signs and symptoms of medical emergencies: chest pain or pressure; bleeding that doesn't stop; trouble breathing or shortness of breath; losing consciousness; coughing or vomiting blood; sudden or severe pain; sudden vision changes; confusion or changes in mental status; head injuries; or suicidal thoughts. If you think someone's condition is or could become life-threatening, call 911 and wait for an ambulance.

Southeastern Urgent Care Lumberton, which is an affiliate at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Most private and commercial insurance will be accepted as well as Medicaid and Medicare. For more information, call (910) 272-1175.

Southeastern Regional Medical Center also manages Southeastern Urgent Care Pembroke for urgent care and The Clinic at Walmart in Lumberton for minor health concerns. These health clinics are open daily and do not require an appointment. For hours of operation or more information, call Southeastern Urgent Care Pembroke at 521-0564 and The Clinic at Walmart at 739-0133.

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 July 2012 14:18 )  


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