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Mercy Urgent Care, West Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.62(4.8k reviews)
1201 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 288061201 Patton Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Front office staff were rude. I even witnesswd the lady give the finger to a patient who came in. However the nurses and NP we're amazing
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Mercy Urgent Care, West Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.62(4.8k reviews)
1201 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 288061201 Patton Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Front office staff were rude. I even witnesswd the lady give the finger to a patient who came in. However the nurses and NP we're amazing
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Mercy Urgent Care, East Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.72(2.8k reviews)
1272 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 288051272 Tunnel Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

They always take such good care of me. Great staff.
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Mercy Urgent Care, South Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.7(2.4k reviews)
1833 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 288031833 Hendersonville Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Staff member up front taking my paperwork was not friendly . However it was on a Sunday and 2 hours from closing so I assume that she had, had a rough day and ready to go home. All other staff were phenomenal. The nurse that took me back made me feel like I really mattered and was very helpful and just a joy to work with. The doctor, I can’t say enough good things about her she was fantastic and had a wonderful bedside manner and truly cared. I would definitely go back if the need ever arises. Thank you for your time.
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Mercy Urgent Care, Weaverville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.77(2.5k reviews)
61 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 2878761 Weaver Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

There were very good points to the visit and not so good points. The lady at the front desk was very abrupt almost rude. The nurse was not much better. Very snarky. The PA, Josh, was very nice and helpful as was the x-Ray tech. All in all not bad but first impression not good.
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Mercy Urgent Care, Burnsville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.86(964 reviews)
41 Charlie Brown Rd, Burnsville, NC 2871441 Charlie Brown Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We were out of town for my sons birthday when he became sick unfortunately. The staff and provider Katie were wonderful!
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Mercy Urgent Care, Waynesville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.84(262 reviews)
120 Frazier St, Waynesville, NC 28786120 Frazier St
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This was my first experience and everyone was very friendly as well as efficient.
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Mercy Urgent Care, Brevard

Mercy Urgent Care

4.84(1.8k reviews)
22 Trust Ln, Brevard, NC 2871222 Trust Ln
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Autumn was great on the phone and in person. She showed great poise, patience, and professionalism. Even though she was new and my info on file was out of date, she worked with me patiently to get everything squared away. Awesome service. Philip Price was awesome in the room. Very professional, yet also personable. Kind, happy, knowledgeable, and efficient. Great experience overall.
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Mercy Urgent Care, Foothills

Mercy Urgent Care

4.77(866 reviews)
140 W Mills St, Columbus, NC 28722140 W Mills St
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I needed stiches for a cut on my arm from a silly accident. I they took great care of me in a timely manner.
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Community Family Practice & Urgent Care

Community Family Practice & Urgent Care

2.0(5 reviews)
260 Merrimon Ave, Lawrenceville, NC 28801260 Merrimon Ave
OpenTue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

612 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804612 Merrimon Ave
OpenTue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Range Urgent Care

Range Urgent Care

5.0(23 reviews)
674 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804674 Merrimon Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Recent patient review

These are the most efficient, professional and friendly care providers I’ve visited at an urgent care facility. I booked my appointment online and was seen on time. The facility is clean and attractive and it’s now my go-to place when I need to be seen quickly. Excellent, thorough care!
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FastMed Urgent Care, Asheville

FastMed Urgent Care

2.36(33 reviews)
160 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803160 Hendersonville Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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FastMed Urgent Care, Candler

FastMed Urgent Care

4.5(10 reviews)
511 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC 28715511 Smokey Park Hwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Blue Sky Pediatrics

Blue Sky Pediatrics

5 Walden Ridge Dr, Asheville, NC 288035 Walden Ridge Dr
OpenTue 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Mercy Urgent Care

Mercy Urgent Care

155 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 28787155 Weaver Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

121 Monticello Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787121 Monticello Rd
OpenTue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Pardee Urgent Care, Fletcher

Pardee Urgent Care

3.0(2 reviews)
2695 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 287042695 Hendersonville Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I had a great experience at this Urgent Care Center. There was very little waiting, and the care was top notch! I have referred them to all of my friends.
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Haywood Regional Urgent Care

Haywood Regional Urgent Care

3.0(4 reviews)
55 Buckeye Cove Rd, Canton, NC 2871655 Buckeye Cove Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Iv been to this Urgent Care in Canton NC , a few times , I have always felt that I was important and all my needs and concerns have been met even above and beyond.!!! Being treated with respect and dignity makes alot of difference when making a choice of where to go for accident, stomach aches, major or minor things, I will go here first because I already know that they care and still remains professional while treatment of what's ailing me is done 😷🥴🤕🤗 Tonya the x-ray tech, does such a great job and kept me calm and listen to everything I have said All the Doctors and Staff are super, and thanks Audrey for your care this time it was fractured ribs, instead of broken ones or punctured lung, I will do what you ordered and "take it easy", .thanks everyone
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Pardee Urgent Care - Hendersonville

Pardee Urgent Care - Hendersonville

1.8(5 reviews)
212 Thompson St, Hendersonville, NC 28792212 Thompson St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I went into this facility after making an on line appointment. I had no hearing in one ear due to Impacted wax. I was seen first by a tech who took my vitals, then by the resident md who confirmed my problem, and then the tech worked diligently to finally flush out the impacted wax. Very efficient and friendly. Loved the experience.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1605 4 Seasons Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 287921605 4 Seasons Blvd
OpenTue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Asheville?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Asheville can cost between $40 and $110. If your insurance covers ear wax removal, you will typically only be responsible for a $5 to $75 copay.

  • Is ear wax removal covered by my insurance?

    Ear wax extractions and consultations with ENT specialists are sometimes covered by insurance, especially if your problem is severe. Book a consultation and check your coverage in the Asheville area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Asheville?

    Regardless of the kind of doctor you are looking for for an eye exam, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Asheville-area eye doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include any pertinent issues you are dealing with and include “eye exam” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for ear wax removal in Asheville?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for eye exams are available through Solv. Search for Asheville-area doctors, find a provider, and book an ear wax removal as early as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated ENT specialists in Asheville?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Asheville-area ENT specialists to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for an ENT specialist, see what previous patients think, and book an ear-wax removal with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get an ear wax removed?

    Individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, ear pain, leakage, or unusual coughs should book an appointment for an ear wax extraction.

  • Are video visits available with ENT specialists in Asheville?

    While a thorough ENT examination cannot be performed over video, your doctor can evaluate you or your child for most concerns, such as loss of hearing, ear pain, leakage or other basic concerns using telemedicine. They can discuss a care plan, prescribe ear wax softeners, and recommend an in-person visit if deemed necessary, all while you are safe and comfortable at home in Asheville.

  • Are video visits with ENT specialists covered by my insurance?

    Telemedicine ear wax removal consultation coverage will vary depending on your circumstances. Typically, if your insurance will not cover an in-person visit, it won’t cover similar appointments via telehealth. Since routine ENT consultations are usually covered by medical insurance, it is likely video visits with ENTs will be similarly covered.

  • If ear wax is removed, will my hearing improve?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, clearing the ear wax obstruction usually restores your hearing completely. Hearing loss is commonly caused by ear wax buildup and lasts until your ears are cleaned.

  • What will happen if I don’t clean my ears?

    You may develop an excessive amount of ear wax if you do not clean your ears on a regular basis. Pain or itching in the ear, ringing in the ear, and a feeling that the ear is full or clogged are all symptoms of too much ear wax, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the National Institutes of Health, if you do not clean your ears, you may experience odor or discharge from the ear, as well as hearing loss.

Asheville Ear Wax Removal

Dirt, bacteria, and other small particles that could irritate your ear canal and cause hearing loss are shielded by ear wax. On the other side, too much ear wax can obstruct your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Knowing how to safely and effectively remove ear wax can help you safeguard your hearing and ear health.

Why do we have ear wax?

Ear wax is a natural substance that protects your ears by trapping microscopic debris like dust and bacteria that might otherwise injure them. According to the National Library of Medicine, ear wax also protects the sensitive skin inside your ear canal from water-related irritation (NLM).

As it moves from the inside of your ears to the outside of the ear canal, ear wax gathers dead skin cells, debris, and hair. According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it an effective natural ear cleanser. It continues by stating that if your ears do not produce or hold enough ear wax, they will be itchy and unpleasant.

Treatment of a common ear condition

Ear wax removal, according to the National Library of Medicine, can help you prevent and avoid hearing loss. According to the National Library of Medicine, most cases of ear wax buildup can be treated at home using treatments that soften the wax so it can be easily removed or washed out. It goes on to state that you may need to seek medical help in some circumstances to avoid injuring your ears or causing an infection.

According to the National Library of Medicine, hearing loss caused by ear wax buildup is usually temporary and disappears after the blockage is removed. Hearing loss that persists after wax removal should be checked and treated by a physician.

The side effects of excessive ear wax

Excessive ear wax can cause ear discomfort and hearing problems, according to the National Library of Medicine. According to the National Library of Medicine, ear wax buildup is associated with ear pain, a perception of blocked ears, and tinnitus (inner ear noises). It's also possible that you have a partial hearing loss that gets worse with time.

The development of ear wax

Ear wax is also known as cerumen. It is a mixture of secretions from sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the outer ear canal's walls, according to Harvard Medical School.

Secretions flow through the inner ear canal and into the outer ear canal when you chew or talk with your jaw, where they dry out and flake. This allows older ear wax deposits to flow out or be removed more easily, according to Harvard Medical School.

Where wax comes from

According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax is a natural ear cleanser produced by glands in the ear canal to protect your ears from harmful dirt and other waste. No one knows why some people have more ear wax problems than others, according to the article.

Older adults with coarse, wiry hairs in their ears have more ear wax buildup problems than others, according to the University of Texas at Austin. Because some hearing aids are designed in such a way that wax cannot easily flow out of the ear canal, hearing aid users have more ear wax than non-users.

Ear wax removal tips

Cotton swabs are frequently used to remove ear wax buildup. Many medical experts advise against using this treatment, according to UC San Diego, because it can push wax deeper into the ear canal. It goes on to state that using wax-softening ear drops, which can be obtained at practically any pharmacy, is the easiest way to clean your ears.

To soften ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests using baby oil or mineral oil. With a small piece of cloth or tissue wrapped around your finger, you may simply remove the wax from the outer ear canal once you can see it.

The National Library of Medicine recommends consulting a doctor if you're having problems removing ear wax. A doctor can employ other irrigation procedures, as well as a curette or suction equipment, to remove ear wax.

Tips for hearing-aid wearers

Hearing aid users should have their ear canals inspected for additional wax every three to six months, according to the National Library of Medicine. Ear wax is responsible for 60 percent to 70% of hearing aid degradation, according to Harvard Medical School. If you wear a hearing aid, have your doctor check your ears for ear wax buildup at least once every six months.

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Updated on Jul 25, 22

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