When you have a bump, bruise, or minor illness, where do you choose to visit for medical attention?
If visiting the ER for a minor illness or condition, it is likely not the best option for care at that time. Non-urgent trips can be expensive, leading to long wait times for treatment and extending wait times for patients within the ER that require life-saving care.
Today’s Care and Today’s Care+ by Wilmington Health are perfect alternatives for such instances. And, they can handle many issues to save you money and a trip to the ER. Many of these locations are also conveniently located near where you live with much shorter wait times.
What are Today’s Care and Today’s Care+?
These are walk-in, acute care facilities with knowledgeable providers and advanced imaging technology in-house. And, specifically for Wilmington Health *established patients, providers at Today’s Care+ can even offer initial evaluations for shortness of breath and chest pain (learn more by reading below).
*Note: Patients must be established with a Wilmington Health Primary Care Provider.
Reasons to consider Today’s Care and Today’s Care+
Visit these locations instead of an ER next time you need help with non-emergency needs.
1. They can treat an array of issues in-house.
Today’s Care can treat conditions as serious as mild congestive heart failure. It can also treat those with allergic reactions, shortness of breath, mild to moderate asthma attacks, or fractures and sprains.
Other reasons to visit Today’s Care:
- Abdominal pain (pregnancy-related up to 20 weeks)
- Acute orthopedic conditions
- Bladder and urinary tract infections
- Bronchitis and pneumonia
- Colds and flu
- Cuts and scrapes
- Eye or skin infections
- Food poisoning
- Insect bites
- Minor burns and sunburns
- New pain or injuries
- Sinus infections
- Stomach bugs
They can also coordinate services at one of their radiology locations, such as:
- CT scan (computerized tomography)
- MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging)
Today’s Care+ is designed to treat patients who are currently established with a Wilmington Health Primary Care Provider. They provide care for any of the above concerns and offer advanced imaging, high-complexity lab services, orthopedic urgent care, and more.
Other reasons for patients with an established WH PCP to visit Today’s Care+:
- Evaluation of chest pain and shortness of breath
- Extended treatment to prevent hospitalization
- IV fluids
2. You don’t need an appointment.
For Wilmington Health established patients, you can call ahead or walk in for medical attention at either Today’s Care or Today’s Care+ facilities.
For more information on our convenient care locations and their associated wait times, click here.
3. It’s often more affordable.
Emergency room visits can be expensive. Today’s Care and Today’s Care+ bill appointments as a traditional doctor’s visit. Plus, you can check wait times at all locations by visiting Today’s Care and Today’s Care+ online.
4. WH Anywhere is an option too.
Would you rather see a provider via telehealth? Wilmington Health offers that, too. Virtual visits are available 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Call (910) 341-3400.
If you’re suffering from possible COVID-19, call our TeleHeath Support team at (910) 341-3400. Symptoms can include:
- Muscle pain
- New loss of taste or smell
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Shortness of breath (or difficulty breathing)
- Sore throat
Turn to Wilmington Health for comprehensive care
Count on TRUE Care from Wilmington Health, especially when the unexpected happens. There’s a Today’s Care or Today’s Care+ facility near you to help!
Please note: Today’s Care+ is not accepting patients new to Wilmington Health. We do recommend new patients seeking urgent care to utilize our other convenient locations, and their associated wait times are listed here.