Whenever you are buying a home in another location, it is important to check for the health facilities that are available there. For the Outer Banks area, there are many professional health facilities offering high-quality service. As you are searching for Outer Banks real estate, check out the following health facilities in the area.
Sentara Healthcare is a Norfolk, Virginia-based health facility that was founded in 1888. Sentara now has a location in Kitty Hawk. The facility can also be found on the mainland in Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County as well. In 2011, HealthStream Research, which collects data on the healthcare industry, named Sentara’s outpatient surgery center in Kitty Hawk as the top same-day surgery center for patient satisfaction in the United States. The Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City consists of more than 100 physicians and provides a variety of services including cardiology, inpatient care, and cancer treatment.
The Outer Banks Hospital
The Outer Banks Hospital has been open in Nags Head since 2002. The hospital formed as a partnership between Vidant Health and the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The community hospital provides a range of services including labor and delivery, outpatient, and emergency room services. It has been considered a top community hospital and a top critical access hospital in the United States. The hospital is Vidant Health’s Outer Banks location with services such as radiography technology, surgery, lab work, and physical therapy.
Outer Banks Urgent Care
The Outer Banks Urgent Care medical facility is located in Nags Head. Walk-ins are welcome, and it is open for appointments on the weekends. The facility provides many treatments and services, including health physicals as well as primary care, urgent care, and lab services.
Albemarle Eye Center
The Albemarle Eye Center can be found in Kitty Hawk. The eye center also has locations on the mainland in Elizabeth City, Edenton, and in Washington. Available services include eye exams, laser vision correction, and glaucoma treatment. The physicians are prepared to take care of your eye needs, ranging from regular exams for eye care to eye procedures.
Hatteras Village Medical Center
The Hatteras Village Medical Center provides a variety of services and is available through walk-ins as well as appointments. Services provided include physicals and lab tests as well as treatments for skin conditions. If you are looking for Outer Banks homes toward the southern part of the barrier islands, this is a key medical center that is available.
Other Medical Facilities and Services:
There are a number of other medical facilities and health-related services available in the area. For an updated list visit the chamber’s on-line membership directory at www.obxchamber.com
The Community Care Clinic of Dare is a NC Registered, Private, Not-For-Profit Corporation sponsored by The Albemarle Hospital Foundation, The Outer Banks Hospital and the Dare County Department of Health. www.dareclinic.org . The Dare County Health Department is located at 109 Exeter Street, Manteo. A satellite office is located in Buxton (on Highway 12) www.darenc.com The Currituck County Health Department is located on the main US 158 Highway, just north of the Currituck County Courthouse. Another clinic is located in Powells Point. www.co.currituck.nc.us .
Dare County Dialysis Center: Located at 115 Exeter Street in Manteo (behind Chesley Mall), this facility is a partnership of Dare County and University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina. Physicians referral required. (252) 475-3530.
Older Adult Services
There are two long-term care facilities in the area Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabiliation Center (144 beds) in Nags Head; and Sentara Nursing Center (100 beds) in Barco. Both facilities also offer outpatient rehab services. Spring Arbor, located at 803 W. Ocean Bay Boulevard, Kill Devil Hills, offers 72 units of one-bedroom and one bedroom deluxe apartments with services including meals, activities, transportation and assistance. www.springarborliving.com
The Dare County Older Adult Services is located at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center on the Baum Tract in Kill Devil Hills. The Fessenden Center is on Hatteras Island. The Currituck County Senior Center Locations: Caratoke Hwy, Currituck; Powells Point; and Knotts Island.
Outer Banks Family YMCA
The Outer Banks Family YMCA offers a beautiful pool, state-of-the-art fitness center , a 15,000 sq. ft. skate park with concrete bowls and a street section and an outdoor water park with two pools (a free form pool and a deep pool with diving board), water slide, and bath house. The center also has treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bikes, steppers, sauna and whirlpool, two group exercise studios, aquatics, two racquetball courts, teen game room.
Outer Banks Veterinary Hospitals
The Outer Banks is also home to a number of veterinary clinics, and they are available to provide healthcare for your pets. The Roanoke Island Animal Clinic is located in Manteo has been considered a top Outer Banks veterinary hospital for multiple years.
The Coastal Animal Hospital is located in Kitty Hawk provides different services including check-ups and surgeries for your pets. The Martin’s Point Veterinary Hospital is also located in Kitty Hawk, near the Wright Memorial Bridge.