The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for visitors to take tours around the office, meet the providers and support staff and enjoy family-friendly activities
After years of Onslow County residents driving hundreds of miles round-trip for medical services in Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Group is coming to them.
NHRMC Group’s new 50,000 square foot building, located at 2000 Brabham Ave. in Jacksonville, has been open since January. This Saturday, they’re inviting everyone to check out the new location and meet their providers.
The back of the building is a long hallway of exam rooms for primary care, but it’s far from all they offer, said Connie Hinnant, a family nurse practitioner at the new location. The building also houses services for cardiology, urology, orthopedics, neurology and diagnostics.
The practice provides family care from birth to end of life, Hinnant said. They’ll handle anything from colds and fractures to diabetes and heart disease, as well as preventative measures like shots and physicals. They’ll even see patients for depression and anxiety or to perform minor procedures, like taking care of abscesses.
Jacksonville is a constantly-growing area, Hinnant said, and the NHRMC Group saw a need for more primary care options that have access to additional specialties. Many were already traveling to NHRMC sites in the Wilmington area.
“(We wanted) to provide services closer to home for those patients,” she said. “We’re excited to be able to provide this service to the community.”
Now they’re ready to invite more patients into their offices, and they’re doing it in a family-friendly way.
The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for visitors to take tours around the office and meet the providers and support staff, said NHRMC Media Coordinator Claire Parker.
There will be an ambulance and firetruck outside as well as the helicopter that flies patients to the New Hanover hospital in emergencies, she added.
Kids will enjoy face painting, a magician, music, chalk art, and bubbles, Parker said. There will also be light refreshments and door prizes available.
“We ask everyone just to come out and become familiar with what services are available,” Hinnant said.