Novant Health is proud to be partnering with GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation’s fastest-growing urgent care providers, to offer a new walk-in care facility right in the heart of Mint Hill.
Conveniently located in the center of town on Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care – Mint Hill South is focused on making it easy to receive the care you need. Like all Novant Health urgent care locations, Mint Hill’s Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care specializes in treating minor illnesses and injuries for both adults and children six months and older.
Many people may think of Urgent Care as a place to go when you’re congested or coughing and can’t get in to see your regular doctor. GoHealth Urgent Care handles conditions like allergies, colds, and flu, but they can also do so much more. With an on-site lab and x-ray, the Mint Hill South location is equipped to diagnose and treat fractures as well as stitch minor cuts and lacerations. They also offer some routine care you may think you need to schedule with your primary care physician, like vaccinations and sports physicals.
Thanks to Novant Health’s huge referral system, it’s also easy to move from GoHealth Urgent Care to a specialist if necessary. Physician’s Assistant and Mint Hill South Provider Faith Lemieux gives the example of a patient with a fracture. With GoHealth Urgent Care’s x-ray capability, Lemieux or another provider can accurately assess and splint the injury and then offer an immediate referral to an orthopedic specialist for continued care. For individuals who lack a primary care physician, urgent care centers like GoHealth Urgent Care can fill a critical need, addressing immediate medical problems and also setting them on the path for further treatment.
Urgent Care can be a fast, convenient and affordable way to get the immediate care you need, but it’s important to understand when a visit to the ER may be warranted. “Sometimes people think we’re a mini emergency department,” says Lemieux, “but we don’t have their capability for things like CT scans and additional imaging.” Lemieux encourages anyone experiencing symptoms like chest pain, severe abdominal pain, anaphylactic reactions, head trauma (especially in the elderly) or severe lacerations with uncontrolled bleeding to skip urgent care and go directly to the Emergency Room.
Lemieux is the main provider at the Mint Hill South location. A recent transplant to the Charlotte area from Connecticut, Lemieux spent two and a half years working in a GoHealth Urgent Care in Connecticut after two years in General Surgery. Initially drawn to the study of anatomy in high school, Lemieux knew early on she wanted to practice medicine and work closely with patients. “I really like Urgent Care because you get to help the public in a more broad way than you do in surgery,” says Lemieux.
“The patient population is great here,” says Lemieux who sees a variety of patients from young children to the elderly. “The patients are nice and very communicative. They come in with real things that are going on, and they’re very open to my suggestions. Also,” she adds, reflecting on the move to NC, “it’s less cold down here!”
The Mint Hill South location is open for walk-in clients, but you can always check wait times online before you arrive or even check-in online before you go and reserve a place in line. Novant-GoHealth accepts most major insurance and offers “same day pricing” for those who do not have or do not wish to use insurance. They are open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Learn more or reserve a space now at https://www.gohealthuc.com/north-carolina/charlotte/mint-hill-south.