Urgent and After Hours Care

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We offer same day appointments, email and phone consultations for established patients on a limited basis.  This is  based upon physician availability and the urgency of your situation.   Please contact our office and we’ll do our best to serve you, Monday – Friday.

We are not, however,  an urgent care clinic.  Please contact the nearest urgent care, emergency room  if you have a medical emergency or  an urgent care need that needs immediate attention.

If you have been seen at the urgent care clinic and want to fill in any gaps with an integrative holistic perspective please contact our office and we’ll do our best to meet your need.

For convenience here are some links to our local urgent care centers Sisters of Mercy  and Fast Med Urgent Care.

After Hours

We are not an urgent care clinic.  Please contact the nearest urgent care or emergency room if you have a medical need that requires  immediate attention.

We check phone  and email messages daily and address any urgent After Hours Calls within 24 hours, Monday – Friday.

We currently have an oncall physician or nurse respond to after hours calls  for our established Carolina Access Patients.

Hospitalization

We no longer offer hospital based care to our patients beyond social visits and care coordination.  If you need to be hospitalized we can make arrangements with MAHEC Family Medicine or the Mission Hospital in-patient group to care for you. We are happy to speak with hospital doctors and staff by telephone about your care to ensure high quality hospital and follow up care.  If desired, please ask your hospital doctor to call us.

If you are faced with complicated decisions to make at the hospital and our input would be helpful please call us for a consultation.

Care Coordination

If you find that you need help navigating the medical system, even if you are out of town or in another country, please call or email us for our care coordination services.  These services are not directly related to offering medical treatment or diagnosis, but involve advocacy, negotiation and gathering information together. Upon request our doctors will accompany you to a specialist if you want that additional support. They can also get on the phone with your other doctors to effectively coordinate your care and bring your health care team together.  This is a unique service that our physicians are especially effective with.  Many of our families find relief in having someone familiar help them navigate the health care system.

Our doctors are also happy to do medical research for you for complex health care issues as they have access to a wide variety of integrative medicine approaches and specialists.  Let us know if these services can help you.