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Should you go to urgent care?

August 13, 2015

Urgent care is available to manage illnesses and injuries when you need to be seen quickly, after hours or on weekends. Scott Elston, MD, with Duke Urgent Care, describes some common health issues that can be treated at urgent care.

Seek urgent care for:

  • Abdominal pain. When your primary care doctor is unavailable, we can diagnose and treat many causes of abdominal pain.
  • Cuts or burns. Injuries that may require stitches are routinely cared for in one of our five facilities.
  • Sprains, strains and fractures. We can evaluate and splint these injuries and we have direct access to Duke Orthopaedics for consultation. They can review X-rays with us and make recommendations for initial treatment, often eliminating a visit to the emergency room.
  • Physicals. We can quickly and easily perform physicals—including urine drug screening if needed—for pre-employment, Department of Transportation, college, and school sports.

NOTE: A life-threatening illness or injury should be treated at your nearest emergency room.

No appointment needed

You can walk in for care anytime—seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 8 am to 8 pm in Durham, Knightdale, Morrisville and Raleigh. 

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