Outer Banks Medical Services

Outer Banks Hospitals and Health Care


The Outer Banks Hospita l has provided 15 years of high-quality care to the Outer Banks comm unity. Recently, the hospital created The Outer Banks Medical Group to support physician practices and create a seamless experience for patients. They have also added ENT Care and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and are soon to be designated as one of the first dementia-friendly hospitals in the state.

In order to enhance patient care areas and accommodate grm.vth, The Outer Banks Hospital is embarking on a multiyear master facility plan that includes relocating the rehabilitation department to a new building located in the north parking lot. They will also be renovating the hospital's main lobby to include private patient registration offices and more.

When residents need care, they can expect the high-quality hospitality and compassion that are the hallmarks of The Outer Banks Hospital experience.

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) is an independent, comm unity-based hospital providing high-quality health care to the residents ofsoutheastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. It is home to a variety of health care facilities, such as Chesapeake Regional Med ical Center and Chesapeake Regional Medica l Group, wh ich includes Carolina Surgical Care and Breast Center, as well as Currituck In ternal Medicine and Family Practice.

CRH offers a nationally accredited chest pain center and an accredited center for ba riauic surgery, has earned four Women's Choice Awards, and has one of the busiest emergency departments and maternity wards in the area. I ts tedmologica lly advanced medical equipmen t includes the first mobile mammograp hy unit offering 3-D screenings in the region. With more than 600 physicians, CRH is dedicated to putting patients first with innovative treatments and compassionate, patient-centered care.


2013 Dare County Community Health Needs Assessment Survey 


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.outerbankschamber.com/members  or www.obxchamber.com

When those who experience financial difficulty have medical needs, the Community Care Clinic of Dare offers quality treatnent at no cost. With two locations-one in Nags Head and another in Frisco-the clinic ensures that everyone receives the basic health care they need.  Highly trained staff and volunteers of doctors and nurses provide non-emergency medical treatment, health education and promotion, prescription assistance, and more A Spanish interpreter is available on-site for those who need assistance.

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, located in Elizabeth City, is a full-service facility with more than 100 physicians and nearly 1 ,000 staff members. With 182 beds. the hospital provides residents with quality care and compassion from highly skilled medical professionals in close to 30 specialty areas. The center offers a wide range of services,such as emergency care, maternity services, genera l surgery. orthopedic services, therapy. cancer care, imaging, heart and vascular care, and so much more. Sentara hospitals have been listed as some of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for over 15 years and are among the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2016 by Becker's Hospital Review, as well as boasting several other accolades.

The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services is committed 10 meeting the evolving health and social needs of the Outer Banks community. II is the primary department responsible for protecting the health of all Dare County residents and protecting. strengthening, and helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency.

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services partners with individuals, families, and the community to strengthen their efforts toward healthy living, independence, permanence, and safety.  The  comprised of a public heal th division, social services division, and administrative division. Services offered include economic assistance services, clinical services, home health and hospice, preventative services, and more. 

Older Adult Services

There are two long-term care facilities in the area Peak REsources(144 beds) in Nags Head (252) 441-3116;  and Sentara Nursing Center (100 beds) in Barco (252) 457-0500.  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. (252)449-4455, 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 and can be reached at 475-5635.  The Fessenden Center on Hatteras Island can be reached at 475-5650.  The Currituck County Senior Center Locations & Contact Numbers are: Caratoke Hwy, Currituck (252) 232-3505; Powells Point (252)491-8173; and Knotts Island (252)429-3231.

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 (252) 449-8897.                                         


Outer Banks Hospital Mobile Unit Offers Health Screenings on-site at local businesses, special events

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