Primary Care Services

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Primary Care Services are provided for adults 18 years of age and older.

The purpose of this service is to provide treatment for acute illness and to manage diseases including high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

For an appointment  call 910-296-2130.  Accept Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay on sliding fee scale based on income.

Did You Know?

Tobacco – Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. and in North Carolina. Spit tobacco is not a safe alternative to smoking. the use of spit tobacco can cause cancer, heart disease and stroke. E-Cigarettes are still a tobacco product and just as addictive.  Almost 90% of adult smokers became addicted to tobacco products before the age of 20.

Breast Cancer – One in eight American women will get breast cancer during their lifetime. In North Carolina, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for African American women. Early detection of breast cancer is the best protection and can reduce the number of deaths by 30% in women over 50.

Obesity-  Obese adults are more likely to have diabetes than adults with normal weight. Children who are obese/ overweight are more likely to be obese adults and can develop diabetes, high blood pressure at an young age.

Heart Disease and Stroke- Everyone is at risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but some people are at higher risk than others. It is important to know your risks, what risks you can change such as lowering your blood pressure, increasing your physical activity and dietary changes. Know that your family history, age, sex all are risk factors you cannot change.

 

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Born Between 1945-1965?  Hepatitis C Blood Test

The Center for Disease Control recommends that every one born between 1945-1965 get tested one time for Hepatitis C.  Hepatitis C is a liver disease and over time can cause serious health problems. If left untreated Hepatitis C can cause liver damage, failure and cancer.

Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer and reason for liver transplants.

Why should people born from 1945-1965 get tested? While anyone can get Hepatitis C, 3 in 4 people with Hepatitis C were born from 1945-1965.  Most people are believed to have become infected in the 1960’s through the 1980’s when transmission of hepatitis C was highest.  Reasons for this may be exposure from medical equipment, receiving contaminated blood products or injectable drug use. Widespread screening of blood products was not in place and infection control practices were not universal during this time period.  Widespread blood screening eliminated the hepatitis C virus from the blood supply by 1992.

How do you get Hepatitis C?

  • Spread through contact with blood from an infected person.
  • Sharing needles or equipment to inject drugs or prepare drugs spreads the virus. Even if you only used drugs one time.
  • Most people infected with Hepatitis C do not know they are infected.

The Health Department offers the Hepatitis C testing to anyone born between 1945-1965 at no cost. You can come in an request this one time test any day Monday -Friday from 8:00 to 4:30.

Visit the NC Chronic Disease and Injury Section for links to asthma, cancer, diabetes, tobacco prevention and more. www.publichealth.nc.gov/chronicdiseaseandinjury

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