Masonboro Urgent Care

Sick Today Seen Today!! Masonboro Urgent Care offers medical care, primary care and minor emergency medical services to the greater Wilmington, NC area.

We are a medical facility offering a unique outlook on health and the practice of medicine. Masonboro Urgent Care is a medical practice that presents the idea of two of life’s realities coming together. One is the fact that the staff of Masonboro Urgent Care has a passion to provide excellent health care to the community. Second is that everyone, regardless of their best intentions and goals, is going to need the services of a health care provider from time to time. The question becomes who to trust with your health care? We know that where you receive health care services is important. You want quality professional health care, with a minimum wait times, at an affordable price. We would be honored if you would give us a try!

Operating as usual

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NC AHEC compiled this great resource on stress management for front line caregivers

https://www.ncahec.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Frontline-Caregivers-Stress-Management-2020-05-18.v1.pdf

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We came to work to a wonderful surprise! Thank you Forest Hills Global Elementary School for the sign. We appreciate all that you do for the community.

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Stay as healthy as possible to reduce risk of severe #COVID19 illness
✔️ Eat healthy, exercise, get rest. This will help you recover if sick
✔️Quit smoking or vaping
✔️ Diabetes or high blood pressure? Keep blood sugar or blood pressure in control
https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/managing-overall-health

[05/13/20]   May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a very difficult time for all of us. We offer telemedicine, in car, and office visits. If we can be of any assistance, please call us. If it's a medical emergency, please call 911.

[05/06/20]   Happy Nurses' Day to our nurses and medical support staff. We couldn't do it without you all!

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Cape Fear area urgent care center offers in-car medical visits

Check the WECT article and Dr. Meyer's appearance on WECT talking about Masonboro Urgent Care's new in-car visits!

Thanks again to WECT News for the coverage!

https://www.wect.com/2020/04/22/cape-fear-area-urgent-care-center-offers-in-car-medical-visits/

wect.com Stores and restaurants aren’t the only groups working working to adapt in the face of COVID-19.

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Cape Fear area urgent care center offers in-car medical visits

We are grateful to WECT News for their excellent coverage of our in-car visits. We continue to offer video visits and in-clinic visits as well.

wect.com Stores and restaurants aren’t the only groups working working to adapt in the face of COVID-19.

We're excited that our Medical Director, Dr. Mitch Meyer, will be on WECT news at 6:00 talking about our new in-car visits!

https://www.wect.com/live/

City of Wilmington, NC Government

Check out these great tips from City of Wilmington, NC Government

‪🆆ash your hands.‬
‪🅸f you go out, wear a mask.‬
‪🅻ysol everything.‬
‪🅼asks should fit snugly.‬
‪🅸f you go out, stay 6 ft apart.‬
‪🅽o touching your face.‬
‪🅶o out for essentials only.‬
‪🆃ip if you order take-out/delivery.‬
‪🅾nly buy what you need.‬
‪🅽o hoarding toilet paper.‬

Stay safe at home and see our healthcare providers! Easy to use video chat visits at Masonboro Urgent Care. For more information call 910-794-4947. We are also still open for walk in visits with special COVID-19 precautions.

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WECT to host flu phone bank

wect.com WECT to host flu phone bank

takebackday.dea.gov

Take Back Day

October 26 is National Take Back Day. Bring your unneeded prescription medications to multiple locations around town. Check out this website:

https://takebackday.dea.gov/

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[09/06/19]   Masonboro Urgent Care is open today until 9 pm

[09/04/19]   Masonboro Urgent Care is seeing patients until 8pm tonight (9/4). We will be closed Thursday and open as soon as conditions allow. Be safe everyone!

ncdhhs.gov

NCDHHS: NC Health Officials Urge Caution as Temperatures Climb

ncdhhs.gov With sweltering temperatures forecast over much of North Carolina for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging people to take steps to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses.

womenshealth.gov

NWHW: Are you ready to find your health?

womenshealth.gov We all have our own reasons for wanting to be healthy and ways of going about it. It can be hard to take steps for good health.

cdc.gov

Chicken and Food Poisoning

Should you wash raw chicken? Here's what the CDC has to say about it.

cdc.gov If chicken is on your menu, follow these tips to help prevent food poisoning.

takebackday.dea.gov

Take Back Day

Do you have prescription medication that you don't need or use? You can drop it off at collection sites on April 27, 2019, National Take Back Day, from 10 am-2:00 pm.

Sites include:
1. Carolina Beach Police Department/Town Hall
2. New Hanover Regional Medical Center Medical Mall
3. UNCW Police Department
4. New Hanover County Senior Center

https://takebackday.dea.gov/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkoDmBRCcARIsAG3xzl_laFY-fI50cVPHrdV4QaJhTMpvqNyrksiTdn4jQM2SQVMVXkt-qK4aAlcsEALw_wcB

takebackday.dea.gov The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

#SOW Cares Winter Wonderland Christmas outreach is happening soon! Our office at 6132 Carolina Beach Rd is a drop off location where you can donate, where you can make a difference! No gift to small [or too big] new toys, games, blankets, gloves, hats, stocking stuffers just to name a few items that are still needed. If you have questions for the Masonboro Urgent Care drop off location feel free to email Dawn Bentz at [email protected]. You can also order online at https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=ea05cdb3-45ee-4a21-af7a-286c1d7de87d
Thank you!!

The CDC has issued a warning to avoid romaine lettuce while an E. coli outbreak is being investigated.

E. coli Outbreak: Do not eat, serve, or sell ANY romaine lettuce while investigation continues. This includes whole heads of lettuce, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, organic romaine and salad mixes with romaine. Romaine linked to 32 E. coli O157 infections in 11 states. https://go.usa.gov/xPAy5

There is a medication disposal event today. Bring your medications, syringes, and other sharps to one of these 17 drop off locations.

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Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency | CDC

Post Hurricane Florence Health Alert from Masonboro Urgent Care (910-794-4947) 9/25/2018

The waters of North Carolina have been contaminated. There is a potential of acquiring the bacterial infection Vibriosis from ocean water, brackish waters of the Intracoastal Water Way, rivers, and free-standing water in yards and homes. Tetanus spores thrive in this environment and insect associated infections become more frequent.

After a discussion with the New Hanover Health Department, Masonboro Urgent Care wishes to share these recommendations:
Working with potentially contaminated waters

1.) Tetanus Vaccination Update:
a. You need a tetanus shot if you are not positive that you have had a tetanus shot within 5 years.
b. If you have a dirty or wet wound or broken skin, we recommend a tetanus shot if you are not positive that you have had one within 2 years.

2.) Hepatitis A and B
a. Vaccinate with combo vaccine series if unvaccinated.
b. Vaccinate with Hepatitis A, if previously vaccinated against Hep B.
c. These vaccines can be obtained at the NHC Health Department with no appointment necessary, and some drug stores.

3.) Decontamination:
a. Decontaminate skin frequently and at the end of the day with antibacterial soap such as Dial soap.
b. Decontaminate ANY broken skin immediately with antibacterial soap and seek medical attention for cuts and puncture wounds for antibiotic prophylaxis.
c. Decontaminate equipment frequently and at the end of the day with antibacterial agent.

4.) Skin Checks:
a. Do skin checks for ANY broken skin frequently and the end of the day.
b. Circle all broken skin with black marker. Cover while working in water. Check this area frequently and at the end of the day. Seek medical attention for antibiotic prophylaxis.
c. If redness or swelling spreads outside of the ink mark, seek medical attention immediately. If spread is happening quickly, go straight to the ER. Death or serious illness can occur within 24 to 48 hours of becoming ill.

5.) Diarrhea: seek medical attention for diarrhea.

Working Outdoors in General: Tick infestation is more problematic after storms. These ticks may care tick-borne illnesses

6.) Tick Checks:
a. Use insect repellant
b. Do skin checks for ticks frequently and at the end of the day.
c. If a tick bite is discovered, seek medical attention for rash or illness.

7.) Mosquito Bites:
a. Use insect repellant
b. Seek medical attention for illness.

8.) Pneumonia Prophylaxis Vaccination for those with chronic respiratory disease if not vaccinated.

Resources:
New Hanover County Health Department, 910-789-6531
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/cleanupwater.html

cdc.gov Precautions regarding flood water. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

[01/04/18]   Our office will be closing early today, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm due to weather conditions. We plan to be open tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 5th regular business hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm.

[01/04/18]   We willl be opening at 10 am Thursday Jan. 4th due to road conditions.

[01/03/18]   Our office will be closing early today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm due to weather conditions. We plan to be open tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 4th regular business hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Our office will be closing today at 5 pm and we will be closed all day tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you all! We are so blessed to be a part of this community!

Great night at Fort Fisher Aquarium Trick or Treat Under the Sea!

MAKE SUMMER SAFE FOR KIDS!!

Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens learn ways to keep kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.
MASTER WATER SAFETY
Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1-4. Three children die every day as a result of drowning.
It is important to always supervise children when they are in or around water. A responsible adult should constantly watch young children.
Children should learn how to swim. Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning and can be a fun summer activity for the entire family.
Everyone should learn CPR. Having these skills could help save someone’s life. It is important to learn both adult and child CPR.
Recreational boating can be a wonderful activity for spending time with family and friends. However, boating safety should be a priority. Everyone on the boat should wear a properly fitted life jacket at all times while on the boat.
BEAT THE HEAT AND SUN
Heat related illnesses happen when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greater risk. Even healthy children can get sick from the heat. For heat related illness the best defense is prevention.
Never leave children in a parked car even with the windows cracked. Temperatures in a car can rise quickly causing heat related illness and death.
Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight light colored clothing. Schedule activities in the morning or in the later evening hours. And use a sunscreen with at least a SPF 30 or higher with UVA/UVB protection every time children are outside.
And remember for summer fun in the sun for children of all ages if you have questions remember to contact your healthcare provider.

[06/07/17]   CUTS AND SCRAPES…..WHAT TO DO??

With spring in the air we spend more time being active outside and doing a lot of spring cleaning inside. This extra activity can certainly increase our risk of getting a cut or a scrape. Minor cuts and scrapes don’t require a trip to the Urgent Care or ER. These guidelines can help you treat your wound at home.
WASH YOUR HANDS!
This helps avoid infection while you are treating the wound. If you do have disposable protective gloves at home put them on.

STOP THE BLEEDING!
Minor cuts and scrapes usually stop bleeding alone. However if the bleeding continues apply gentle pressure with a sterile bandage or a clean cloth.
CLEAN THE WOUND!
Use clear water to rinse the wound. Also clean around the wound with soap and water. Thorough cleaning reduces the risk for infection and tetanus. There is no need to use hydrogen peroxide or iodine since these products can be irritating to the already injured tissue and prolong the healing process.
APPLY ANTIBIOTIC CREAM!
Apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream or ointment to help keep the surface moist. These products don’t help the wound to heal faster but they can discourage infection and help the body’s natural healing processes.
COVER THE WOUND!
Bandages can help keep the wound clean and keep harmful bacteria out. If the injury is just a minor scrape or scratch keep it uncovered.
WATCH FOR SIGNS OF INFECTION!
See your healthcare provider if the wound isn’t healing or if you notice any redness, increasing pain, drainage, warmth or swelling.
GET A TETANUS SHOT!
If you haven’t had a recent tetanus shot and the wound is deep or dirty make sure to get a tetanus shot as soon as possible.

Remember if you have questions about a cut or scrape make sure to contact and follow up with your health care provider.

FIVE REASONS TO WEAR DAILY SUNSCREEN
The American Academy of Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, has a sun protection factor of 30 or higher along with water resistance. Apply SPF 30+ every morning and a 50+ if you are going to be doing outdoor activities. Cover the areas most likely to be exposed to sun exposure including the face, neck and back of hands. Don’t forget the tops of your ears as well.

SUNSCREEN PROTECTS EVERY TYPE OF SKIN
If you have a darker complexion the melanin in your skin gives some natural protection from sunburn but you still need protection from harmful ultraviolet rays.

MOST OF WHAT WE THINK IS AGING IS REALLY YEARS OF SUN DAMAGE
Dermatologist estimate that 90% of visible aging comes from the hours you have already spent in the sun

SUN DAMAGE IS CUMULATIVE
Don’t be fooled thinking you can build up a safe tan. All sun exposure contributes to possible damage of the skin. Everyone can get skin cancer regardless of gender, age or race. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans get skin cancer.

THE SUN IS STRONG EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT SUNNY OUT
Many people don’t think they need sunscreen on overcast or cloudy days or for brief periods of time in the sun. But for the UV rays that damage your skin, a little cloud cover means nothing. UV light penetrates clouds with ease.

THERE ARE MORE APPLICATION METHODS THAN EVER
These days you can rub it on, spray it on or smooth it on over your skin with a roller.

But don’t rely on sunscreen alone. It’s just one part of your sun protection arsenal. Sunscreen is most effective when paired with other forms of protection like shade and clothing. So spare your skin tomorrow and wear sunscreen today!

[05/05/17]   MAY IS NATIONAL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EDUCATION MONTH
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the wall of the arteries as the heart pumps blood.
High blood pressure, sometimes called hypertension, is a common disorder in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressure.
With a blood pressure monitor two levels (readings) are checked. The systolic (top) reading which the blood pressure is when the heart beats while pumping blood. The diastolic (bottom) reading is the blood pressure when the heart is at rest. Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. While blood pressure can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep it should normally be less than 120/80mm HG as reported by the American Heart Association.
Anyone can develop high blood pressure. However, age, being overweight, poor lifestyle habits and a family history of high blood pressure can increase your risk for developing high blood pressure.
Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Approximately 65% of Americans greater than 60 years of age have elevated blood pressure. However the risk for prehypertension and high blood pressure is increasing for children and teens possibly due to the rise in obesity in that population.
Unhealthy lifestyle habits can raise your risk of high blood pressure. Eating too much sodium, getting too little physical activity, drinking too much alcohol or having a high stress lifestyle can contribute to an unhealthy blood pressure.
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure it is important to obtain regular medical care and to follow your prescribed treatment plan which will include healthy lifestyle recommendations. Not only can healthy lifestyle habits prevent high blood pressure from occurring but they can also help prevent complications and long term problems.

[04/25/17]   ANKLE SPRAINS AND STRAINS
A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament which is a string band of connective tissue that connects the end of one bone with another.
The most common ankle soft tissue injuries are muscle, tendon and ligaments. Sprains, strains and contusions as well as tendinitis and bursitis are common soft tissue injuries as well.
Acute soft tissue injuries vary in type and severity. When an acute injury occurs initial treatment with the RICE protocol is usually very effective.
REST* Take a break from the activity causing the injury. You may need crutches to avoid putting weight on your ankle.
ICE* Use cold packs for 20 minutes at a time. Repeat the ice every three to four hours. Do NOT apply the ice directly to your skin but wrap it in a towel.
COMPRESS* To prevent additional swelling apply an ACE Wrap bandage. But do NOT put the wrap on too tightly which can cause the circulating blood to be obstructed.
ELEVATE* To reduce the swelling elevate the injury higher than your heart when seated.

It is most important to know how to prevent the initial injury. Ankle injuries often occur when activities are suddenly increased (weekend warriors). The duration, intensity or frequency of activities can cause unnecessary injury. Some tips to prevent these ankle injuries include:
• Use proper Equipment – Replace your athletic shoes as they wear our and wear comfortable clothing.
• Make sure you warm up to prepare to exercise. Warming up includes stretching which increases heart rate and blood flow and loosens up your muscle.
• Most importantly if you feel pain stop the activity immediately and use the R.I.C.E. protocol.
• Also remember if you have questions about sprains or strains seek treatment from you medical provider.

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6132 Carolina Beach Rd, Ste 8
Wilmington, NC
28412

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Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 21:00
Friday 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:00 - 16:00
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