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Winter Weather Closings/Delays

Thursday, January 18: WakeMed Physician Practices, urgent cares, and most outpatient services - lab, imaging, rehab and Healthworks - are closed. 

Friday, January 19:  All urgent care locations will open at 8 am. WakeMed Physician Practices and most outpatient services - lab, imaging, rehab and Healthworks - will delay opening until 10 am. 

Learn more about our closings and delays and remember, our hospitals and emergency departments are always open.

After Surgery

Outpatients Only
Your nurse will give you verbal and written instructions for home. An adult must be available to drive you home. During the first 24 hours after your surgery, a responsible adult should stay with you. Please do not stay alone. The post-op nurse will attempt to call you the day after surgery to check on your progress.

You should also:

  • Avoid driving for 24 hours.
  • Avoid tasks that involve the use of appliances or machinery.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid making critical decisions.
  • Ask your doctor when you can resume your normal activities, such as work, exercise or school.