RAEFORD – In the continuing consolidation of FirstHealth services in Hoke County, the FirstCare convenient care service will be moving from its current location in front of Walmart to the FirstHealth Physician Offices and Specialty Center building at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke Campus.
Lisa Cowan, M.D.
With the move, the service will also become known as FirstHealth Convenient Care.
Medical director Lisa Cowan, M.D., describes the change in locations as a positive one for the program as well as for its patients.
“We will still provide excellent patient care for episodic and acute issues,” Dr. Cowan says, “however, we will be in the same location as some of our subspecialists, including orthopaedics, cardiology and ENT. We will have better access to advanced imaging as well as labs, which will enhance our capabilities to provide the services our patients need. Our close proximity to the emergency department is also an added benefit for those patients who come to us but need a higher level of care. These changes will allow us to continue to provide the already high quality of care provided by FirstHealth.”
To prepare for the change in locations, the FirstCare clinic on Fayetteville Road will close on April 30 and reopen on Saturday, May 3 as FirstHealth Convenient Care. With the May 3 opening, clinic hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition to her role with the Hoke Convenient Care office, Dr. Cowan will also serve as medical director of new FirstHealth convenient care programs in Richmond and Moore counties. The Richmond program will open June 2 on the first floor of the medical office building adjacent FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham. The Moore County program will open on July 5 in the Food Lion shopping center in Whispering Pines.