FirstHealth to open convenient care office in Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas will bring a new level of health care to Richmond County with the opening of a convenient care office in Rockingham next month.

Dr. Lisa R. Cowan

Dr. Lisa R. Cowan

FirstHealth Convenient Care will open Monday, June 2, on the first floor of the Medical Office Building beside FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital (921 S. Long Drive, Suite 104, the former location of the medical practice of Dr. Nasser A. Askary). Office hours will be noon to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Convenient care is appropriate for such common illnesses as colds, strep throat and sinus infections. The full range of services includes injury treatment, pediatrics, sports physicals, TB skin tests, and flu shots. Imaging and lab services are also available.

Appointments are not necessary at FirstHealth Convenient Care, and walk-ins are welcome at any time during office hours. Insurance is accepted, and coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.

Medical director is Lisa R. Cowan, M.D., who also serves as medical director of FirstHealth Convenient Care in Raeford and the soon-to-open FirstHealth Convenient Care in the Moore County community of Whispering Pines. A board certified specialist in emergency medicine, Dr. Cowan earned her medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, where she also completed her internship and residency.

“We are excited to bring FirstHealth Convenient Care to the Rockingham and Whispering Pines communities,” Dr. Cowan says. “We plan to be an integral part of the FirstHealth health care teams in both communities to enhance patient care for acute/episodic needs and to increase health care accessibility.”

For more information about FirstHealth Convenient Care, call 800-213-3284 or visit

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  • Melodie

    This is great news to hear! Lisa is a wonderful person!

  • Camilla Hudson

    This is greatly needed here in Rockingham. Best of luck.

  • Scottie Mohn

    I’m glad to see that coming!!

  • Mister Bill

    This is certainly good news as it is getting increasingly difficult to get an appointment with First Health Richmond Family Medicine. Forget it if you work during the day and need something later in the afternoon. I don’t have to seek medical care that much and when I do, it is usually for a cold or something like that, so a walk-in, convenient care office is much appreciated!

  • SCTEACH1964

    Yes, it is very difficult to get an appointment with FirstHealth Richmond Family Medicine. I am glad Firsthealth is opening a Convenient Care Clinic in Rockingham with evening hours 7 days a week. And the best part, no appointment necessary…

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