FAQs

How do I get an appointment with Medical House Calls?

The Medical House Calls schedule is a made on a  “first call, first see” basis. Please call 252-202-2007 for appointment availability. This number does receive text messages.  Typically medical calls are returned between the hours of 8am to 6pm same day.

Are you open 24 hours?

No, our schedule fluctuates, so it’s best to call for availability. We do not treat emergent situations or illnesses. If you feel like you have a situation that requires emergent attention,  call 911. If you have an illness or injury that you feel is too serious to wait until the next business day, the Outer Banks does have a 24 hour Emergency Department at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. There are also several walk in, Urgent Care Centers available on the Outer Banks.

Do you offer botox treatments on the Outer Banks?

Yes. Medical House Calls offers discreet, confidential, Cosmetic Botox  treatments in your home since 2013.

Do you offer vitamin B12 shots on the Outer Banks?

Yes. If you have 6 or more people, we can come to your location.  See Rikki’s facebook page, to see the closest location and time to go to her.  https://www.facebook.com/obxhousecalls

Do you take insurance?

Medical House Calls is a fee for service medical practice. Payment is made at the time of service, and a receipt is provided for you to submit to your individual insurance companies. Please call 252-202-2007 for fee schedule.

Are you a Medicare or Medicaid provider?

No.

How do we pay for the visit?

We take cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.

What is a Physician Assistant?

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a certified medical provider that practices medicine under the supervision of a physician.

Who is the medical provider that will come to visit me?

Rikki Schuster, PA-C is the primary medical provider that makes house calls for this practice.

Who is the supervising physician?

Christine Petzing, MD is the supervising physician for Medical House Calls.

Do you write prescriptions?

Yes. We typically call in your prescription to the nearest pharmacy for your convenience.

Do you do well baby checks, or well child checks?

We prefer you establish and keep a relationship with your pediatrician for well visits. It is important to have a strong relationship with your private medical provider throughout the years. Medical House Calls does not provide required immunizations for children. The same goes for adults. It’s in your best interest to obtain a general physical exam from your private medical provider who would be able to do any diagnostic testing that is appropriate for your age. We do provide sport physicals, camp physicals, and basic captain’s license physicals for the local residents, but they are not to replace the physical exams you should have with your own provider.

How did Medical House Calls begin?

Take a look at our About Us page.