What to Do If You Have an Emergency On Vacation

What to Do If You Have an Emergency On Vacation

Expect the best, but prepare for the worst. 

That’s generally the most practical, if not very fun, way to go through life.  That includes vacation!

Today, we will provide you with a great reference that lists our local urgent care facilities, hospitals, dentists, emergency veterinarians and more. We will also link you to a great blog that explains what to do if you encounter an emergency while staying with us in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. 

Hopefully you will never need any of this information, but bookmark this blog, just in case.

🩺 Urgent Care Facility 

If someone in your group gets hurt, an Urgent Care may be the best choice. These facilities can often treat issues more efficiently (and more affordably) than a hospital emergency room. Try an Urgent Care for the following:  sprains, fractures, allergic reactions, ear infections, stings, bites, rashes, strep tests, and fevers. 

Doctors Care

(13 minutes from Sunset Vacations)

2246 US-17

Little River, SC 29566

(843) 663-2220

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sat - Sun: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

🚑 Hospitals & Emergency Rooms

Call 911 or head directly to the ER if you experience symptoms such as chest pain, major head trauma, severe abdominal pain, loss of vision, stroke or heart attack, or loss of consciousness. 

McLeod Seacoast Hospital & ER

(21 minutes from Sunset Vacations)

4000 Highway 9 East

Little River, SC 29566

(843) 390-8100

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North Strand ER

(25 minutes from Sunset Vacations)

806 Hwy 17 S

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

(843) 663-8420

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Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

(28 minutes from Sunset Vacations)

240 Hospital Drive

Bolivia, NC 28422

(910) 721-1000

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Grand Strand Medical Center: Emergency Room

(36 minutes from Sunset Vacations)

809 82nd Pkwy

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

(843) 692-1000

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🦷 Emergency Dental Care

If you lost a filling or broke a tooth, you might need to see a dentist right away! Try to call your own dentist first, and follow his or her advice. If you need a dentist while visiting Sunset Beach, we have several wonderful choices in town. It's a good idea to call ahead to see if they will take your insurance. 

Sunset Dental 

(910) 575-6300

688 Sunset Blvd N., Sunset Beach, NC 28468

AR Dentistry

(910) 579-0464

710 Sunset Blvd N, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Hurt tooth and needing dentist | Sunset Vacations

🐶 Emergency Veterinary Care

Hopefully your dog has a restful and fun vacation when he visits Sunset Beach! But, it's possible he will get into the Hershey's Kisses sitting on the counter, have a fight with a jellyfish, or get hit by a car. You should always know where the closest emergency veterinarians are located when you are traveling (read more: Everything You Need to Know About Taking Your Dog On Vacation).

The two closest veterinarian hospitals near Sunset Beach are:

7005 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

(910) 579-1002

9256 Beach Dr SW, Calabash, NC 28467

(910) 579-5550

Hurt dog at the vet | Sunset Vacations

If you have a pet emergency after hours, you will have to travel to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington:

601-1 Robert M Grissom Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(843) 445-9797

50 Greenville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 790-1070

Read this before you visit Sunset Beach →

A beach vacation requires a certain amount of preparedness, especially if you have young children in tow. 

Read this blog to learn more about some common beach emergencies, such as jellyfish stings, riptides, sunburn and more. 

Thanks for reading, and stay safe! 

Prevent and handle beach emergencies | Sunset Vacations

What to Do If You Have an Emergency On Vacation

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We hope you stay safe and healthy. 

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