Outer Banks Urgent Care offering “gap care” to those who need to request prescription refills

Outer Banks Urgent Care offering “gap care” to those who need to request prescription refills

September 1st, 2022

A pair of urgent care facilities on the Outer Banks are now offering their services to help individuals who do not have a primary healthcare provider the ability to request getting their prescriptions refilled.

In the wake of the temporary closure of the Outer Banks Family Medical Group office in Manteo earlier this year, Outer Banks Hospital CEO Ronnie Sloan said in a video released Friday that their urgent care centers in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head can provide “gap care” for those currently without a primary provider.

“I can’t say that 100 percent of your prescriptions will be refilled, because that is left up to the provider’s clinical judgement based on your medical history and other factors,” Sloan said.

“The issue of prescription refills has been one of the primary goals and most important items on the Healthcare Task Force agenda and we are very pleased to see this progress take place,” said Malcolm Fearing, chair of the Town of Manteo’s Healthcare Task Force that was formed following OBFM-Manteo’s closure.

For more information on the Healthcare Task Force please visit: https://www.manteonc.gov/government/boards-and-committees/healthcare-task-force or contact Melissa Dickerson, Town Manager, Town of Manteo, at mdickerson@manteonc.gov or 252-216-6313.

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