Beginning January 4, 2014, as an added convenience for Coats Medical Services patients, patients of other Harnett Health physician practices, and our community at large, Coats Medical Services is offering Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“We are excited to offer these extended hours to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community,” said Linda Robinson, MD, primary care physician at Coats Medical Services. “We will accept walk-in patients who are having an acute medical episode or minor emergency (such as flu, nausea or vomiting) so they don’t have to wait until the next regular business day or have to go to a hospital emergency department.”

“We will also schedule some regular health maintenance appointments on Saturday mornings,” continued Robinson. “Check availability for regular appointments with our patient service specialist when you call.”

Medical services will be provided for patients ages three months and older.

“An additional benefit for patients of Harnett Health is that Saturday staff will have access to medical records from any Harnett Health physician practice so that we can understand your overall health to better serve you,” said Robinson. “Also, your Saturday visit information will be added to your medical record so your regular Harnett Health physician will have access to the information.”

Coats Medical Services is accepting new patients and is located one block West of the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and N.C. Highway 27 in Coats. The phone number is 910-897-6423. The practice became part of Harnett Health this past June, and prior to joining Harnett Health was Coats Medical Clinic.

Premiere Pediatrics

Our Harnett Health pediatrician practice, Premiere Pediatrics in Dunn, will also open on Saturdays starting January 4 during cold and flu season. Medical staff will be on hand from 9 a.m. to Noon to see children from infants through 18 years old for urgent needs.

Premiere Pediatrics is accepting new patients. The practice is located at 802 Tilghman Drive in Dunn in front of Betsy Johnson Hospital at the intersection of Susan Tart Road and Tilghman Drive. The phone number is 910-892-4248. We have three board certified pediatricians and a certified pediatric nurse practitioner on staff to care for the children in your life.