Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Laceration, Suturing, and Wound Care
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Laceration, Suturing, and Wound Care
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Laceration, Suturing, and Wound Care
in Wake Forest & Raleigh

A laceration is categorized as a deep tear or cut in the skin or flesh that is typically jagged or torn. Unlike most scrapes and minor cuts, which can heal naturally, lacerations will require suturing and wound care to heal. To help inform treatment and ensure that we have a clear understanding of the nature of your laceration, you should be prepared to answer the following:

  • How did the laceration happen?
  • How long ago did the laceration occur?
  • Was the wound caused by an animal?
  • Are you experiencing any other symptoms, such as numbness or weakness in the hands, fingers, or any other part of the body?

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 lacerations, suturing, and/or wound care or to schedule an appointment to treat a laceration or wound, please refer to the following.

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When to Seek Treatment

It can be difficult to know whether or not it is necessary to seek medical treatment when you have a wound that requires attention. If your wound has any of the following attributes, it is likely necessary that you should seek medical intervention:

  • Bleeds without stopping
  • Caused by a scrape of a foreign object
  • Feels Numb
  • Half-an-inch deep or more
  • Hand/limb stops functioning properly following the cut
  • Jagged edge
  • Located on finger, hand, face, or joint
  • Longer than .75”

two different treatment options

Treating a Laceration

There are generally two different treatment options for dealing with a laceration, sutures or dermabond. In other cases, the wound may be left open and allowed to heal naturally, a process called healing by secondary intention. This is not generally the first choice but may be necessary if enough tissue has been lost or the edge cannot be brought together.

If it is determined that your wound requires stitches, the first step will be to clean the wound and numb the area. Once the area is cleaned and harmful dirt and germs have been removed, a small needle will be used to sew the cut together. Although the anesthetic will limit pain sensations, you will likely feel a tug as the stitches are pulled together.

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Laceration Infection Signs

Following treatment of your wound, it is important to follow aftercare instructions to minimize your risk of developing an infection. Be sure to dispose of old bandages and dressings, disinfect and dry the wound when replacing dressings, and always wash your hands and work in a clean environment when tending to your bandages and dressings. If an infection does develop, it will typically present in the following ways:

  • Oozing pus
  • Pain in the area
  • Inflammation around the laceration
  • Fever and/or chills

If you notice any of these signs of infection, contact our office for a follow-up appointment.

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 suture a laceration or tend to a wound 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 a wound, 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.