Dosher Urgent Care to become dedicated COVID-19 screening clinic

Dosher Urgent Care to become dedicated COVID-19 screening clinic
(Source: CDC)

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) - Beginning Monday, March 23, the Dosher Urgent Care Clinic at 4222 Long Beach Road in Southport will be used only for patients who meet the criteria for screening and testing of COVID-19.

Patients will be required to call first and complete an initial phone screening. Symptoms that have been associated with COVID-19 include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Patients will then be directed to come in for an onsite evaluation to determine if testing criteria is met.

Patients will not be seen on a walk-in basis at the Dosher Urgent Care for other illnesses while this clinic is being utilized for COVID-19 screenings.

If patients are sick with other issues, they are encouraged to call Dosher Urgent Care at 910-454-4732, and a provider within their network will be assigned to see them at one of their other locations.

The Dosher Medical Clinics network is consolidating patient visits for those experiencing the symptoms most closely related to COVID-19 to one location for the health and safety of all patients.

Dosher officials say they’re taking every measure possible to protect patients and staff at all locations.

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