Help! What To Do When Something Goes Wrong on Vacation
Sometimes the unexpected happens while you are far from home.
Perhaps your child gets an ear infection, the flu, a sprain, or a painful jelly fish sting. Maybe your dog breaks off his leash and gets hit by a car. Or, you break a tooth biting into some rock candy you just bought as a treat.
As an out of town guest, you may not know where to turn for quick medical attention. Ward Realty cares about you and your well-being, so we wanted to provide our guests with a list of local doctors, ER's and dentists.
For your furry friends, we will also list our local veterinarians.
**Please note: This information is up to date as of October, 2019. Please call ahead to check business hours**
Urgent Care Facilities
There are many medical situations that can be treated more quickly and more affordably at an Urgent Care than at a hospital emergency room.
Try a nearby Urgent Care for things like:
- Sprains and fractures
- Cuts and scrapes
- Allergic reactions
- Minor infections
- Strep tests
- Ear infections
- Stings and bites
Please note that some of these providers do NOT offer evening or weekend hours. Make sure to call ahead to make sure they are open or to make an appointment!
Hospitals / Emergency Rooms
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Serious head injury
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Stroke or heart attack
- Loss of vision
Emergency Dental Care
Broke a crown? Chipped a tooth? Lost a filling?
If it can't wait until you return home, we have a bunch of great dentists near Topsail Island to help you out.
Call ahead and see who will take your insurance and who can fit you in as a one-time patient.
Emergency Pet Care
3280 New Savannah Rd, Burgaw
1407 NC-53, Burgaw
If it's after hours, you can also call the local police departments for Surf City, Topsail Beach and North Topsail Beach, since someone may have reported a found pet.
Finally, check the local Facebook groups for postings of lost and found pets. Here are two popular pages to try:
One last note about Travel Insurance. You already know that it's smart to purchase travel insurance to protect your trip (especially during hurricane season), but did you know that you could possibly be reimbursed for your trip in case of a medical emergency? If your trip has to be cut short due to a serious illness or injury, or if you can't make the trip at all, insurance may cover your deposits or unused days. It's easy to purchase coverage, simply choose to add it to you cart when booking online or ask our reservationist for help when booking over the phone (learn more about Travel Insurance by clicking here).
We hope you never have to use a single number we have listed above! Bookmark this blog just in case, so you can feel more at ease during your next Topsail Island vacation.