Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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in Wake Forest & Raleigh

When you lose more body fluids than you are taking in, this imbalance causes dehydration. Dehydration can occur for a variety of reasons, including exercise, and high environmental temperatures, but is most common among individuals with the stomach flu, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, as well as infants, elderly adults, and people with chronic illnesses. Most individuals can manage to lose a three to four decrease in total body water with no immediate side effects, but symptoms of dehydration such as dizziness and fatigue can develop with a five to eight percent decrease in total body water. If body loss over ten percent occurs, individuals will begin to experience extreme thirst and potential mental and physical deterioration. Death can occur between 15-25% loss of body water.

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 dehydration, or to schedule an appointment to treat dehydration, please refer to the following.

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Commons Signs & Symptoms of Dehydration

Common signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Muscle cramping
  • Purple fingernails
  • Confusion
  • Seizures

Certain populations, including the elderly, individuals with decreased cognition, children under the age of five, and individuals who have a lack of access to water, are at greater risk of dehydration.

Drink Water to Stop Fluid Loss

Treating Dehydration

The preferred method for treating dehydration is by drinking water in order to stop fluid loss. It is important to avoid alcoholic drinks, soda, tea, or coffee if you are dehydrated, as they are diuretics and will pull water from your body. It is also best to avoid fruits juices, as they may upset your stomach, but if you do drink fruit juices, be sure to dilute them with water. If your dehydration is serious, it may be necessary to receive intravenous fluid treatment to restore your fluids and lost electrolytes. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms due to dehydration, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible:

  • Feel nauseous when trying to take fluids
  • Are confused or disoriented
  • Have not urinated in over eight hours
  • Have a rapid or weak pulse
  • Feel dizzy when standing
  • Have had a seizure

Although dehydration can be corrected, it is important to take proper steps to prevent dehydration from occurring. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat foods like vegetables and fruits that have high water content. This is especially important if you are engaging in vigorous exercise and/or working in extreme heat.

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 dehydration 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, schedule an appointment to treat dehydration, 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.