Weekend Extended Care Clinic
Weekend Care. Weekend Convenience.
We have opened our Weekend Extended Care Clinic at our office on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. By doing so, we strive to create more opportunities for patients to see a provider and avoid the emergency department if you have an urgent orthopedic need.
Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center’s Weekend Extended Care Clinic offers patients with very recent injuries, sprains, muscle pain or fractures the opportunity to be seen without an appointment by an experienced orthopedic provider. The Weekend Extended Care Clinic provides convenient, efficient access to compassionate orthopedic care so you can avoid the time and expense of going to the emergency room.
Hours for the Weekend Extended Care Clinic
Currently, the clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Physician assistants are on call during all other hours when our office is closed.
We treat many orthopedic conditions in our Weekend Extended Care Clinic, including bone, joint, muscle and sports-related injuries. A list of common issues treated and not treated in the Weekend Extended Care Clinic is listed below.
Common Conditions Treated
- Broken Bones (if not a break through the skin)
- Sprains and Strains
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Pain and Swelling
- Minor Cuts and Lacerations
- Hand and Wrist Injuries
- Recent Back Pain
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Minor Joint Dislocations (Fingers and Toes)
- Cast, Splinting or Wound Dressing Issues
Services NOT Provided
- Non-Orthopedic Services
- Open Fractures
- Head Injuries and Concussions
- Facial Injuries
- Major Joint Dislocations
- Pain Management Patients
- Known Infections
- Prescription Refills
- Active Bleeding from an Injury
- Animal Bites
- Detention / Inmate Patients
- Second Opinions or Post-Operative Follow Ups
- Chronic Back Pain
- Initial Visit from an Auto Accident
- Chest Injuries
You do not need to call ahead to schedule an appointment. We anticipate expedited services during the weekend clinic, but wait time will be dependent upon the number of patients and their condition.
One of our physician assistants experienced in orthopedic care will examine you and order X-rays, physical therapy, or other tests as needed to help diagnose or treat your specific problem. If the physician assistant determines that a physician is needed for your issue, a referral or consult will be made to one of our physicians to determine the best course of treatment.
Billing & Insurance
All Weekend Extended Care Clinic patients must meet our standard practice billing and insurance requirements as during normal office hours. We do NOT charge a different or higher copay for urgent care services, although we do bill your insurance company for after-hours care.
X-rays & MRI Imaging
If you had X-rays taken at another facility, please bring a physical copy (CD preferred) with you to our Weekend Extended Care Clinic. Otherwise, we may need to repeat your X-rays.
Schedule an appointment today with one of Eastern North Carolina’s leading orthopedic and sports medicine physicians!