Novant Health Offers ‘Black And Blue Clinic’ To Address High School Sports Injuries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Just in time for the start of a new sports season, Novant Health has opened two “black and blue” clinics dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries.

In Charlotte:

  • South market Black & Blue (Charlotte – Waverly)
    • Where: Novant Health Waverly Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine
      • 11840 Southmore Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277
    • When: Friday nights, from Aug. 17 through Nov. 9
      • Check in between 10 and 11 p.m.
      • Walk-ins welcome

In Cornelius:

  • North market Black & Blue (Cornelius)
    • Where: Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians – Jetton
      • 19485 Old Jetton Road, Suite 100, Cornelius, NC 28031
    • When: Saturday mornings, from Aug. 18 through Nov. 17
      • Check in between 9 and 10 a.m.
      • Walk-ins welcome

Staffed by board-certified primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopedists and athletic trainers, the clinic is a cost-efficient, time-saving alternative to the emergency room. The team of experts will promptly assess an injury and develop a treatment plan to get student athletes back on the field as quickly and safely as possible. No appointment is necessary.

“Novant Health is excited to continue to provide care for high school athletes again this fall,” said Dr. Joe Garcia, family practitioner with Novant Health Lakeside Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. “Our staff is prepared to diagnose and treat common sports-related injuries, and this special clinic is one of the fastest and safest possible options for them to return to their chosen sport in a timely manner.”

Services at both Novant Health Black & Blue Clinic locations will include the evaluation and treatment of:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • ACL tears