Fulfilling a need in the rapidly growing area that includes northern New Hanover and southern Pender counties, EmergeOrtho-Coastal Region opened a new EmergeOrtho Orthopedic Urgent Care in Porters Neck (Wilmington, NC). The urgent care office is located at 8115 Market Street, Suite 104, at the opposite end of the same building as EmergeOrtho’s established orthopedic clinic in Porters Neck Professional Center.
EmergeOrtho Orthopedic Urgent Care provides specialized orthopedic care without an appointment. In contrast to generalized urgent care centers, EmergeOrtho’s urgent care locations are staffed by experienced orthopedic providers who specialize in evaluating and treating bone and joint injuries. Conditions that are appropriate for urgent care visits include strains, sprains, broken bones, sports injuries, and recently painful, swollen or injured joints.
The Porters Neck location is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. People with orthopedic injuries or conditions that need to be diagnosed and treated right away, but are not severe enough to warrant emergency room care, may simply walk in or reserve their place online at emergeortho.com, essentially skipping the line when they arrive.
“This is our fifth orthopedic urgent care in the coastal region, underscoring our commitment to make specialized orthopedic care immediately accessible throughout southeastern North Carolina,” said Zachary Welch, Executive Director of EmergeOrtho Coastal Region. “Residents can also take comfort in the knowledge that treatment at EmergeOrtho Orthopedic Urgent Care is not only highly specialized, it is a fraction of the cost of visiting a hospital emergency room.”
Most insurances are accepted and filed as an orthopedic specialty office visit. X-ray and casting services are available on site.
ABOUT EMERGEORTHO COASTAL REGION
EmergeOrtho of the Coastal Region includes an unparalleled medical team of over 120 highly trained orthopedic surgeons and physicians, advanced practice providers, and physical and occupational therapists and a staff of over 530 employees, all dedicated to delivering the highest level of orthopedic and spine care at a lower cost for patients.
An independent, physician-owned practice, EmergeOrtho offers comprehensive care that ranges from doctor visits to physical and occupational therapy, and from accredited diagnostic imaging to advanced surgery. Many locations also offer same-day appointments and orthopedic urgent care, as well as onsite MRI services.
Within the practice, experienced experts specialize in: spine, sports medicine, joint replacement and reconstruction, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), orthopedic trauma and pain management. The name EmergeOrtho describes the practice’s mission of helping patients emerge stronger, healthier, and better. EmergeOrtho’s core values of quality, innovation, compassion, diversity & inclusion, education, integrity, teamwork and community shape the organization’s culture.