Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Sinus Infections
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Sinus Infections
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Choose Heritage Urgent & Primary Care for Your
Sinus Infections
in Wake Forest & Raleigh

Sinus infections occur when your sinuses become swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation may occur for a variety of reasons, including allergies, colds, nasal polyps, and/or anatomic conditions. Once a blockage has developed in your sinuses, bacteria begins to grow, which can cause an infection. Sinus infections that last a short period of time are classified as acute sinus infections. Sinus infections that recur frequently or last longer than eight weeks are classified as a chronic sinus infection. People who have weakened immune systems, asthma, allergies, or structural blockages in the sinuses or nose are a greater risk of developing sinus infections.

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 sinus infections to schedule an appointment to treat a sinus infection, please refer to the following.

common treatment for a sinus infection is antibiotics

Diagnosing and Treating Sinus Infections

Once the underlying cause of your sinus infection has been determined, we will provide you with recommended treatment plans designed to encourage drainage and open your sinuses. The most common treatment for a sinus infection is antibiotics and decongestants. It can also be helpful to perform home treatments to open the affected sinus and loosen mucus, such as facial steam or hot showers.

  • Antibiotics: Antibiotic treatment may be taken anywhere between 3-28 days, with longer treatments being necessary for patients with more severe or long-lasting cases. Antibiotics attack the bacteria causing the infection but will not alleviate symptoms until the drug begins to take effect.
  • Nasal decongestant sprays: Topical nasal decongestants facilitate drainage from the sinuses by shrinking swollen nasal passages but should not be used for more than three or four days.
  • Antihistamines: Antihistamines help prevent inflammation caused by allergies which can lead to swollen sinus and nasal passages.
  • Topical nasal corticosteroids: Prescription nasal spray that prevents and reverses swelling and inflammation in the sinus openings and nasal passages. This can also be used to prevent and shrink nasal polyps.
  • Nasal saline washes: Can be used to clear thickened secretions that have developed in the nasal passages.
  • Surgery: Although very rarely necessary, an otolaryngologist can surgically open up closed passages, remove nasal polyps, and/or correct defects in the bone causing sinus infections.

Patient-Centered Medical Home model

Common Symptoms of Sinus Infections

Although sinus infections share many of the same symptoms as the common cold, unlike the common cold, sinus infection symptoms last around 10-14 days. Although everyone may have a slightly different presentation, the most common symptoms of a sinus infection include the following:

  • Congestion or nasal stuffiness
  • Thick nasal discharge (often greenish in color)
  • Frontal headache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Pain or pressure in the face or eyes

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 a sinus infection 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 sinus infection, 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.