Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Abscess: Incision and Drainage
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Abscess: Incision and Drainage
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Abscess: Incision and Drainage
in Wake Forest & Raleigh

When sweat glands or oil become obstructed, bacteria can become trapped underneath the skin, which can cause an abscess to develop. Patients who have developed an abscess may require incision and drainage (I&D) and antibiotics. If left untreated, abscesses can result in significant complications, such as the need for debridement, scarring, or sepsis, which can be life threatening. Once the abscess has been opened, the pressure will immediately be alleviated and the healing process can begin. If you have an abscess that requires incisions and drainage, Heritage Urgent & Primary Care can provide you with the care you need, when you need it.

Wake Forest, NC Location

620 Dr Calvin Jones Hwy, #212
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone (919) 761-5678
Fax (919) 761-5680

Monday - Friday

Raleigh, NC Location

13271 Strickland Rd. #120
Raleigh, NC 27613
Phone (919) 741-4677
Fax (919) 741-6349

Monday - Friday

Walk-in availability
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Putting CARE Back in Healthcare

At Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, we proudly offer client centered, efficient, value-based, high-quality healthcare in a comfortable environment. Our highly trained and professional staff are committed to providing you with care as quickly as possible, while still taking the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain what treatment options are recommended for your particular case. To learn more about abscesses, or to schedule an appointment for incision and drainage of an abscess, please refer to the following.

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The Incision and Drainage Procedure

The I&D process generally takes less than one hour to perform and begins with administration of a local anesthetic to numb the area around the abscess. Once the area is sufficiently numbed, a small incision is made over the infected area using a scalpel to allow for the pus to drain. If there are more pockets of pus, it may be necessary to make additional punctures. If the abscess is especially deep or large, packing may be placed in the wound to allow for continued draining.

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Incision and Drainage Aftercare

To ensure a fast recovery process and avoid developing complications, be sure to follow the aftercare instructions provided to you following this procedure. It will be important to clean the wound and change the bandage as necessary. If you are prescribed pain medication and/or antibiotics, be sure to take the medication as directed for the entire course. This is especially important for antibiotic treatment, as doing so will significantly reduce your risk of the bacteria responsible for the infection from reoccurring or developing bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics.

Although complications tend to be minimal, it is important to schedule a follow-up appointment if any do. If you experience any scarring, bleeding, pain that continues to worsen, swelling, redness, or fever following the procedure, this is likely a sign that an infection has developed, in which case it will be necessary to provide additional care.

Two Convenient Walk-In Clinics

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We offer a range of services, including management of chronic disease, ongoing illness follow-up care, and if necessary, referral coordination to high value specialists. Our clinic offers same day primary care appointments and immediate walk-in availability and can provide you and your family with a range of health services, including urgent, acute, immediate, and walk in health care needs. We also provide services during early morning hours and after hours and during the weekend. To ensure you receive high quality care, our office utilizes state of the art facilities and equipment, including a large procedural room for performing procedures such as orthopedic splinting and/or wound repairs. Our clinic can also take on-site digital x-rays and work with local imaging centers to perform a wide array of diagnostic exams, including CT scans and/or ultrasound. We also perform a broad range of laboratory services for onsite and send out labs, and can perform gynecologic testing and exams, pregnancy tests, urinalysis, vaccines, rapid flu tests, and strep tests.

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We offer healthcare services for a wide range of issues, including diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and much more. For additional information about offered services, which range from health and wellness screenings, chronic disease management, and acute care management, please refer to the following, or call or visit our office.

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Cost of Care Transparency
at Heritage Urgent & Primary Care

A visit to the hospital or emergency room to treat an abscess can cost a substantial amount of money and take much longer for you to receive the care you need. At Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, our board-certified providers can provide you with high-quality care in a timely and cost-effective manner. If you require health services and are concerned about the cost involved, please refer to the following overview of our clinic’s policies. If you have any additional questions concerning billing, insurance, and/or payment options, please contact our staff.

Understand Insurance and Medicare Medicaid

All visits are billed under Primary Care and Primary Care Copay. We accept Medicare and are In Network with most major insurance providers and are happy to provide you with a list of accepted providers to ensure you are covered. If co-payments are required by your insurance plan, this will need to be paid prior to your appointment before check in. If you are not able to pay your co-payment, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment. It is also important to be aware that not all services are covered through insurance plans. If your insurance company determines that a service is not covered, it will be your responsibility to pay the remaining balance.

Out-of-Network and
Self-pay Accounts

If you are not covered by insurance, or if your provider is out of network, you will be responsible for the entire charge of the appointment. If you are not able to pay the full balance of your bill, please contact our billing office at 866-557-2612. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the care you need and will do our best to help set up a payment plan to cover the costs of your care.

Further Payment and
Insurance Information

You will need to provide your current insurance information and bring your insurance card with you to your first visit. We also ask that you bring your card to subsequent visits so we can update your records as needed. Our staff will also help ensure that you maximize your insurance benefits and will file your claims and provide any necessary information to your insurance company.

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Two Convenient Locations. Visit Heritage.

At Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, your health and quality of life are important to us, and we are committed to providing you with the care you need. To ensure you receive necessary care, we offer weekend, extended, and walk in flexibility, as well as 24-hour phone coverage for established Primary Care patients. Every effort will be made to attend to walk-in Urgent Care patients within 24 hours.

If you would like to learn more about our clinic and/or preventative care services, or if you require emergency care, please refer to our office and contact information provided below. We do encourage patients to schedule appointments ahead of time if possible, and for walk-in patients to call in advance if possible.