Should I go to the ER or Medical Clinic?

Should you go to the ER or medical clinic…It can be a tough question.

If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1

If you have a minor medical issue, a walk-in medical clinic can be the perfect alternative to going to the emergency room. Going to the emergency room is very expensive, even with health insurance coverage. Unless you have a true medical emergency, a trip to the ER can take hours and hours of waiting.

Using walk-in clinic services is a great way to get the preventative health care you need while spending less time and money.

Q: What kind of medical services do you offer?

Carolina Express Clinic operates differently than a traditional ER or other medical clinics. We treat minor injuries and illnesses. We strive to know our patients by name, offer compassionate care and give excellent feedback on your general health or wellness. It’s the kind of care you don’t see much of anymore, but you will here.

Carolina Express Clinic is the most recognized provider of health services near South Park for people who have a bad cough, flu or whose allergies are getting worse. Or maybe you have a strain or a sprain, like a sprained ankle or a twisted knee. Do you think you might have pink eye? Do you need stitches or need stitches removed? Carolina Express Clinic can take care of all of these health concerns.

  • Minor burns – Minor burns can get infected, so come in right away if you have a minor burn.
  • School & Sports Physicals – You can get a cheap physical, DOT physical, sports physical, or administrative physical. We conduct physicals for school sports, travel and work related reasons.
  • Urinary Tract Infections – Not sure what kind of doctor to see for a urinary tract infection? Our certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician assistants can prescribe medication to treat urinary tract infections.
  • Ache or skin rashes: Are you embarrassed about acne? Are you embarrassed about oral sores or other embarrassing problems? We can help. If you have an ear ache or simply need ear wax removal, visit us.
  • Health Management: We can help you with health management such as cholesterol, hypertension, and weight loss.
  • Shots & Immunizations – We give shots. We give vaccinations, immunization schedules, shots.  We recommend immunizations for children.

If you’re not sure what kind of doctor you should call, our clinic can help you find the right doctor for your needs.

Please call 911 or have someone drive you to the emergency room if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Drug or alcohol poisoning
  • Significant change in vision and/or speech
  • Severe swelling, severe shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • Severe pain, or loss of consciousness

If you have a chronic infection or an immune disorder,  you may need additional diagnostic testing and further care not available at our clinic. Carolina Express Clinic provides treatment for mild to moderate illnesses, offers preventative care, and management of chronic illnesses, but is not equipped to treat major medical emergencies or traumas.


 

Fast, Affordable, High Quality Medical Services in South Charlotte off Park Rd.

Walk Right in 7 Days a Week

Carolina Express Clinic is a clean, modern and inviting walk-in medical center. You will be seen no more than 10-20 minutes after your arrival. Our clinic is staffed by experienced, fully-licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants. You can expect friendly, prompt treatment for common family illnesses. We see people who are 18 months and older. Our clinic treats injuries, gives vaccinations, conducts physicals and wellness screenings, and offers monitoring for chronic conditions.

Convenient Hours

Most primary physicians aren’t available on weekends, but we are. On Saturday and Sunday we are open from 9 AM to 2 PM. Carolina Express Clinic doesn’t want you to stop going to see your regular doctor. Sometimes you need help before you can get an appointment. We can let your doctor know you were here so that your doctor will be up to date on your medical needs. Carolina Express Clinic in is a walk-in medical center. You will be seen 10-20 minutes after your arrival. Our clinic is staffed by experienced, fully-licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Get  friendly, prompt treatment for common family illnesses.

No Appointment Needed

You do not need an appointment to visit us. Carolina Express Clinic is the leading walk-in medical center in South Park providing walk-in care. Walk in medical care is convenient and affordable. You will be seen 10-20 minutes after you arrive. Compare that to the ER, where you will have much longer wait times and will pay much more for less personalized service.

Is Carolina Express Clinic Near Me?

Carolina Express Clinic is closeby and centrally located off Park Road.  and Selwyn Road near South Park and Montford in  Charlotte, NC 28207.

Do walk in clinics accept Insurance? Does your walk-in clinic accept insurance?

Carolina Express Clinic does. That’s just one of the ways we save you time and money. You can use any of the insurance companies listed below. Come in with your insurance card and we will take care of all of the paperwork for your visit.  You can also pay for your appointment by yourself if you prefer. Our fees are considerably lower than visiting your primary care physician or going to the emergency room. You can even pay your bill online. Our goal is to make taking care of yourself easy. If you choose, we even coordinate with your regular doctors and specialists to make sure we all have the same information.

Carolina Express Clinic Accepts Insurance

Carolina Express Clinic is a walk in medical clinic that can save you time and money. You can use any of the insurance companies listed below. Come in with your insurance card and we will take care of all of the paperwork for your visit.  You can also pay for your appointment by yourself if you prefer. Our fees are considerably lower than visiting your primary care physician or going to the emergency room. You can even pay your bill online. Our goal is to make taking care of yourself easy. If you choose, we even coordinate with your regular doctors and specialists to make sure we all have the same information.

Most Major Insurances Accepted*

→Your PCP Co-pay applies

  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Health Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
  • Tricare (Tricare Prime holders may require a referral and have higher out-of-pocket cost)
  • United Healthcare

Don’t see your insurance? Have questions regarding your insurance coverage? Please contact your insurance company directly (usually on the back of your insurance card)  *Unfortunately we are unable to accept or see Medicaid patients 


 

Greg Chambers


Greg is a Charlotte native and graduated from Providence High School.
Undergrad – East Carolina University
Masters PA-C – East Carolina University
Background: Sports Medicine/Exercise Physiology/Urgent Care
Avid Carolina Panthers and East Carolina University fan. Go Pirates and Panthers!

Greg has also been active in the missionary field and has been involved in World Medical Missions from 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Greg enjoys the Charlotte community and helping patients feel better. Greg treats everyone from toddlers and infants (18+ months or older) to senior citizens. He offers walk-in clinical services in Charlotte, NC with no appointments needed.