Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Strep Test and Strep Throat
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

Close Up Of Woman Suffering With Cough

Strep Test and Strep Throat
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

the highest quality, cost effective and time efficient care possible

Choose Heritage Urgent & Primary Care for Your
Strep Test and Strep Throat
in Wake Forest & Raleigh

Strep Throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) occurs when your tonsils and throat become swollen or inflamed due to an infection. Although many people believe a sore throat and strep throat are the same, a sore throat is merely a symptom that is caused by a bacteria or virus, whereas strep throat is in itself the bacterial infection. Streptococcal bacteria is highly contagious and easily spread, typically by the infected individual sneezing or coughing. The bacteria can also live on everyday surfaces such as workspaces and doorknobs, which is why it is important to avoid exposure to individuals who have strep throat and to clean areas and surfaces where the bacteria may have been spread recently.

Although everyone may have a slightly different presentation, the most common symptoms of strep throat include:

  • Swollen lymph notes
  • Swollen red tonsils (sometimes with white patchy areas)
  • Severe sore throat that develops rapidly and generally causes pain when swallowing
  • Fever

Many of the symptoms of strep overlap with those of a sore throat, though individuals with strep throat will generally not experience a cough or runny nose.

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
Contact Heritage.

We Love Your Feedback
Fill Out Our Feedback.

the highest quality, cost effective and time efficient care possible

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 the strep test and strep throat, or to schedule an appointment for a strep test or to treat strep throat, please refer to the following.

common treatment for a sinus infection is antibiotics

Diagnosing and Treating Strep Throat

Because a sore throat is most commonly caused by a cold virus, it is important to follow preventative tactics, such as frequently washing your hands and avoiding sharing makeup, utensils, or cups with others and close contact in general.

If you experience rash, high fever, swollen lymph nodes, or a sore throat that persists for several days, schedule an appointment at our office. If your sore throat is due to a viral infection, there are several different at-home treatment options, including cough drops, humidifiers or vaporizers, warm salt water gargles, and/or OTC pain medications. In order to determine whether you have strep throat, it will be necessary to perform a rapid strep test or throat culture. If it is determined that your sore throat is a bacterial infection, you will likely be placed on antibiotic treatment. If you are placed on antibiotic treatment, it is important to take the prescribed dosage even if you start to feel better.

Two Convenient Walk-In Clinics

time efficient primary & Urgent Care care

Your Time Matters. Choose Heritage.

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.

Advanced Primary & Urgent Care

Comprehensive Services.Choose Heritage.

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.

the highest quality, cost effective and time efficient care possible

Cost of Care Transparency
at Heritage Urgent & Primary Care

A visit to the hospital or emergency room to have a strep test or treat strep throat 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.

time efficient primary & Urgent Care care

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 be tested for or treat strep throat, 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.