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Acute Care

Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills

Primary Care Practice located in Cameron, NC

Receiving acute care services in the event of an injury or illness that requires immediate attention is critical. If you need care quickly in the event of an emergency before your regular physician is available, the acute care unit of Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills can help. The practice offers convenient, prompt care to evaluate and treat extreme medical complications. If you’re dealing with a medical emergency in the Cameron, North Carolina area, call the office, and the staff will ensure you’re seen right away.

Acute Care Q & A

What is acute care?

Acute Care refers to short-term medical care administered in the event of urgent medical emergencies. The goal of acute care services is to address immediate medical concerns, ultimately discharging you once you can receive treatment safely in a less urgent level of care setting.

Whatever brings you or a loved one in for acute care, the team at Family Medicine and Acute Care Sandhills responds promptly and ensures you feel comfortable. Their highest priority is your safety and attending to your needs as soon as possible.

Before your release from acute care, the providers take the time to explain the specifics of your condition and what the next steps of your care entail, including specialists or medication management.

What types of conditions require acute care services?

Acute Care services provide immediate medical attention to men, women, and children dealing with emergencies such as:

  • Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Sudden complication from a chronic disease
  • Chronic illnesses flare-ups
  • Postsurgical complications
  • Psychiatric episodes

The acute care unit at Family Medicine and Acute Care Sandhill evaluates your condition and acts quickly to provide the appropriate inpatient treatment.

What types of acute care services are provided?

After your evaluation with an acute care provider is complete, the services available to you in the practice’s acute care unit include:

  • Certain medications
  • First-aid care
  • Wound care
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Counseling

After receiving care, your provider provides all the information you need to understand how your care will proceed beyond the resources and specialization of the acute care unit.

When should I seek acute care?

If you have an emergency that requires medical attention before your regular physician or urgent care is available, the acute care unit at Family Medicine and Acute Care Sandhills will be available to you. Whether it’s an injury, complications with an illness or pain caused by your surgical recovery, the acute care providers at Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills provide the first line of defense and then work with you to determine which type of specialized care to seek next.

Call the office right away if you’re dealing with a medical emergency that requires the practice’s acute care services.