Know your options for the most appropriate, timely and cost-efficient care.

ECU Health provides everything from convenient, online doctor visits and immediate care clinics to quality emergency care at every ECU Health hospital. So no matter where you are or what type of care you need, with us, you’re always close to feeling better.

If you are established with a primary care physician, someone who knows your medical history, you are always wise to use them as your first resource when you have non-emergent medical concerns. Your primary care doctor is your medical “home.”

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

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You have choices for your care.

When time is of the essence in seeking care for medical concerns, and when you cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with your doctor, you have options for immediate or emergency care — close to home. With ECU Health, choose the most appropriate, timely and cost-efficient care setting: an immediate or urgent care facility, a virtual care visit with ECU Health Virtual or our full-service, hospital-based emergency departments. Know your options before you need them.

Virtual Care

Options include telephone and video calls with your provider, e-visits and Vidant Now for all your after hours, non-emergent needs.

Immediate Care

ECU Health immediate care clinics offer easy and reasonably priced care for minor injuries or conditions.

Emergency Care

All ECU Health hospitals provide quality care from doctors and nurses trained to treat life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Choosing the Right Care

What to Bring to the Emergency Department

  • Insurance information: At ECU Health, we are committed to providing the highest-quality service to patients regardless of health insurance coverage
  • Emergency contact information
  • Items that you may need while away from home for a few hours, like a phone charger
  • Make the care team aware of any medications you are prescribed, your medical history and any allergies you may have