Med First is a regional network of urgent care, immediate care and primary care clinics in Jacksonville, Southport, Emerald Isle and other areas of North Carolina.
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Clean facility, conveniently located, quick check-in, minimal paperwork and wait time, friendly/educated/caring staff. Cost LESS than MinuteClinic. I left with a correct diagnosis/prescription (rather than a shopping list from Target or CVS) and literally walked 3 doors down to pick up the prescription. These guys are 5⭐️ ALLSTARS!
Very personal and professional care.
I love Dr.peeler he’s awesome takes time to ask u questions and listens to what’s wrong he’s very nice and the staff are great also
I injured my back and was in so much pain I couldn't stand. They got me seen, and feeling better before I left. They had a care plan for my back injury and got me on my feet in days.
Due to illness, I needed an appointment as soon as possible. They had me come in within 40 min. I was treated and on my way home with in an hour. Very grateful and felt better within hours because of the right meds.
The staff has always been nice to me. The doctor has always listened to what I had to say. I would never go anywhere else. What I like about Dr Richardson is he always listens to me. He takes the time to hear what I have to say.
it shocked me a nurse called me back to see how i was i give these doctors a 5 star rating keep up good work they really do care thats hard to find in a doctor now a days ty god bless u all
Go to the website and make an appointment online...or walk in and wait your turn in order and between appointments. Very professional office...one of the best of many who have occupied this space.
I have found Whitney Craine to be thorough, attentive, and informed about medical procedures & solutions.The staff has always been kind. Wait times can sometimes be long, but that is common in busy urgent care facilities.
Urgent Care Guide
In a recent survey conducted with the Urgent Care Association, Solv found that patients were waiting an average of 24 days for appointments with their primary care provider. In a world of instant gratification, consumers demand more. They demand now. If you want to watch a movie, you download it in minutes or stream it instantly. If you need groceries, you can pick up your phone and have them delivered to you within the hour. If you need restaurant reservations, you find one with availability, book online, walk in minutes later and sit right down. Healthcare shouldn’t be any different.
That’s why urgent care has been growing at a faster pace than any other healthcare service in the United States. And it is why healthcare consumers search for “urgent care” more than 5x more than “primary care” or “family doctor,” combined. These consumers are highly actionable, searching with high intent terms like “urgent care near me.” They want same day access to quality healthcare providers when they are sick or injured - after hours, one weekends and on holidays - without the cost and inconvenience of the emergency room.
Urgent care centers typically treat minor illnesses like the flu, sinus infections and strep throat, as well as injuries like bone fractures and sprains, cuts, scrapes and burns, making these clinics ideal for diagnosing and treating non-emergent healthcare needs. And at a growing rate urgent care clinics are offering preventative care services including annual physicals and well visits, flu shots and other immunizations and vaccines, taking on the role of primary care provider for the tens of millions of consumers that don’t have one.
For kids there are special pediatric urgent care centers, usually open after hours for patients between the ages of 1 and 18.
Services & Pricing
Urgent care centers, which are part of the walk-in clinic healthcare category, are a convenient resource for consumers needing treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Services that you would normally receive at your primary care office are usually available at an urgent care including annual and school physicals, flu shots and immunizations, treatment for illnesses including colds, flu stomach pains, sinus and ear infections and more. You can also be seen for injuries such as burns, bites, sprains and breaks - things that you might first thing to go to the emergency room vs urgent care, but you’ll have a shorter wait and smaller bill at the urgent care. As for cost, without insurance, you should expect between $100-140 for your visit, plus the cost of any labs, tests or images. With insurance, urgent care will be similar to seeing a specialist with applicable co-pay.
Insurance & Payments
Nearly all urgent care centers take commercial insurance and many (if not most) will take medicare. As such if you have insurance coverage, you can expect the financial experience to be similar to visiting a specialist where you have a co-pay, usually $35-50, due at the time of the visit. Any additional lab work, x-rays or other tests performed will be billed against your insurance first and any supplemental balance due will be invoiced to you after the fact. Without insurance, you’ll pay a visit fee between $100-140 at the time of your visit. This is typically 25-50% more than your primary care provider, but usually the convenience is well worth the additional cost. If you are interested in a telehealth or video visit, your cost could be as much as 50% less than an urgent care, you could be diagnosed and prescribed medication and you’ll never have to leave your home.
Hours & Wait Times
Every urgent care center - even those part of the same group or brand - may have different hours. While they are meant to be conveniently accessible during times when your primary care provider is not, that’s subjective and highly variable. A traditional formula, however, is that an urgent care is open 6 to 7 days a week usually between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm. That could shift to nearly any 8-12 hour period between 7 am and 10 pm. You’ll even find some clinics open 24 hours a day, similar to an emergency room. As for wait time, most patients report waiting between 15-45 minutes on average, but that can certainly vary, as well. It’s usually best to find an urgent care near you to either confirm the hours online, or call the clinic directly to verify. Or, you can book a same day doctor appointment online with Solv.