Urgent Care

Urgent Care and Walk-Ins

Urgent Care and Walk-Ins services offered in Downtown, Wilmington, NC

When a sudden illness or injury occurs, having a trusted medical team to turn to can make it easier to get the care you need to feel better. At Dawson Med in Wilmington, North Carolina, we provide you and your family with patient-centered, compassionate urgent care services at every age in the area. Walk-in visits are available, and you can also call to determine your next steps. Online booking is always an option for less urgent needs.

Urgent Care Q&A

What is urgent care? 

Urgent care serves as a resource for addressing immediate health needs without having to wait for a routinely scheduled appointment or go to the emergency room. When you rely on your primary care team for urgent care, you also have the benefit of knowing your practitioner, which ensures treatment aligns with your current needs and personal health history.  Through urgent care, you have the ability to come in for prompt medical attention in a setting you’re familiar with. There’s no need to wait for a long time in a crowded waiting room or see a practitioner you’ve never worked with before. You also don’t need to wait to come in to Dawson Med for a routinely scheduled office visit. Urgent care is here to help you begin a path to relief as quickly as possible, and time is built into the daily schedule to allow for walk-in visits.   

What kinds of issues can be treated in an urgent care visit? 

Dawson Med can address a wide range of health issues during urgent care visits. Some of the more common reasons people turn to urgent care include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • COVID-19 testing,
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cold sores
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Sprains and strains/ Breaks and fractures
  • Skin rash and infections
  • Headaches
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening
  • Minor lacerations
  • Asthma and Allergic reactions
  • Tooth pain
  • Pink eye
  • Head lice
  • Ear infection and pain
  • Back pain, joint pain and body aches
  • Headaches, migraine pain and dizziness

These are just a few of the issues that can be quickly diagnosed and treated during urgent care visits. There’s no need to stay home and suffer through when you can receive top quality care promptly. 

Can non-urgent needs be addressed in a walk-in visit? 

Yes. At Dawson Med, patients can walk-in for additional services including: 

  • Physical exams for school, sports and work
  • COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Immunizations and TB tests
  • Travel medicine
  • Diabetes management
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

How do I know if urgent care is the right fit for my needs? 

There are some issues that are best treated in a fully staffed and equipped emergency room. The practitioners who work in these settings have extensive training in emergency medicine, and specialists are on call for advanced care needs.  If any of the following apply, call for emergency medical treatment right away:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Visibly broken bones
  • Asthma attack
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

If you’re unsure where to turn for medical assistance, feel free to call Dawson Med for guidance. Online booking is always available for routine scheduling needs, and walk-in visits can be accommodated for urgent care visits. 

Did You Know? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the average time of a hospital emergency room visit is about four hours, with approximately 40% of these cases being treatable at an urgent care center in an hour or less with better treatment and outcomes as well as at a greatly reduced price for the care.

Our Team at Dawson Med is here to provide you, your family and loved ones with comprehensive, compassionate and highly personalized care, backed by the peace of mind that your health is our primary focus. We also take great pride in being part of Wilmington’s diverse community with our dedicated team here to improve everyone’s access to quality medical care.

Walk-In Today - No Appointment Necessary 

Feel free to call us to find out our current wait time.