Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Food Poisoning
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Food Poisoning
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Food Poisoning
in Wake Forest & Raleigh

Food poisoning is caused by eating food that is contaminated, most commonly by infectious organisms, such as parasites, viruses, and bacteria. Contamination can happen at home if food is incorrectly cooked or handled or during the food production process. Raw foods, such as produce or salads are especially susceptible to cross-contamination. Food poisoning symptoms typically begin within hours of eating and typically present as diarrhea, vomiting, and/or nausea. Although food poisoning symptoms are often mild and typically resolve naturally, more severe cases may require medical treatment.

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

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Risk Factors

Although everyone is at some risk of food poisoning, the most high-risk groups include the following:

  • Infants and young children.Because their immune systems are not fully developed, infants and young children are at an increased risk of food poisoning.
  • Older adults. The immune system does not respond as effectively or quickly to infectious organisms as we age.
  • Individuals with a chronic disease(s).Chronic conditions, such as liver disease or diabetes, or receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy reduces the body’s immune response, making it more susceptible to issues like food poisoning.
  • Pregnant women: Circulation and metabolism change during pregnancy, which in turn increases your risk of food poisoning. Pregnant women are also more likely to experience more severe reactions.

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Common Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Although everyone may have a slightly different presentation, the most common symptoms of food poisoning typically begin within hours or days of eating the contaminated food, and generally present as cramping and/or abdominal pain, nausea with vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Because these symptoms often result in the loss of water and nutrients from your body, individuals with food poisoning are at an increased risk of dehydration.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be necessary to seek medical care. If the underlying cause of your food poisoning is viral, treatment will typically consist of rehydration and potential medication. In rare cases when food poisoning is bacterial in nature, treatment will include antibiotics.

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When to Seek Treatment

Though food poisoning will generally go away on its own, there are times when treatment will require OTC medication and/or antibiotic treatment, which is why it is generally encouraged to consult a healthcare provider to ensure you avoid complications or prolonged illness. There are also times when symptoms become so severe that medical attention is needed. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible:

  • Cannot keep liquids down
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Bloody stool or vomit
  • Severe abdominal cramping
  • Temperature that is higher than 100.4 F
  • Diarrhea that lasts for more than three days
  • Tingling in the arms, muscles weakness, blurry vision or other neurological symptoms
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, severe weakness, little or no urination, dry mouth, excessive thirst, or other symptoms or signs of dehydration

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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 food poisoning 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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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 food poisoning, 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.