About Carolina Rivers Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Carolina Rivers Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, located at 1839 Onslow Drive, Jacksonville NC, is a short-term rehabilitation and long-term care facility specializing in short-term care. We provide a unique environment that allows patients to practice their occupational skills before they transition to their homes and regular lives. Our emphasis on outstanding customer service and cutting-edge therapy technologies paired with the experience and dedication of amazing care providers offers every guest the opportunity to achieve amazing outcomes.

We are conveniently located off the Hwy 17 bypass in Jacksonville and a few miles from the local hospital, making family visits and transport to your physician hassle free. Our proximity to Onslow Memorial Hospital gives you immediate access to emergency services and diagnostic screenings that matter most in critical situations.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and services assuring human dignity and quality of life for our residents, their families, and our employees.

Together we…

  • Work to exceed the expectations of our residents, families, and employees
  • Build bridges that span from our families at home to our families at work
  • Dedicate our efforts and performance to be of the highest quality
  • Share in the success of accomplishment

Carolina Rivers at a Glance

  • 120 beds in both private and semi-private rooms
  • Fully-equipped therapy gym and Activities for Daily Living (ADL) kitchen
  • Dayrooms and outdoor courtyard
  • Beauty Shop & Nail Salon services available weekly
  • Monthly Resident’s Council meetings to plan activities and special events
  • Weekly and monthly religious services from several area churches
  • Transportation available to outside doctor’s appointments
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry

Adaptable Rehabilitation

As patients progress through their care program, the same intensive plan may not be necessary. As part of our regular process, patients undergo reassessments to determine their progress and enable their care team to make adjustments to their plan. Ongoing adjustments can be made to the patient’s rehabilitation plan between the periodically scheduled full assessments. For patients that don’t require intensive rehabilitation stays at our facility, we also provide outpatient care.

The Carolina Rivers Lifestyle

Our staff prides itself on knowing not just our patients’ names, but their personal habits as well. Not only does this allow our staff to interact at a more meaningful level with each patient, it ensures that we can continue to provide personalized care for each and every resident at our facility. Nurses and staff are rooted in the community, and many have worked there for a very long time. Jacksonville is their home and their patients’ community is their community.

Understanding the residents goes beyond simply knowing their names, likes and dislikes. It’s about understanding habits, patterns and needs; things like redirecting memory care patients who become lost or confused or scheduling enriching activities that help nourish a patient’s mind and soul and not just their body.

Carolina Rivers strives to provide these enriching therapeutic services to patients as community activities as well. Once a month, one of the local churches (a different one each month) will host a monthly birthday celebration at Carolina Rivers for every resident that will have a birthday that month. There are church services almost every day for residents that wish to attend.

Our facility is also home to an aviary after the Carolina Rivers staff completed a successful fundraising effort. The aviary is not only beautiful, but therapeutic to the patients that experience this part of our community’s lifestyle.


We pride ourselves on being as accommodating as possible for our residents regardless of their mobility. We provide transportation services to and from doctor’s appointments for all of our residents. Wheelchair and stretcher transports are available for doctor’s appointments as well as planned activity outings.

Carolina Rivers can transport patients to doctors’ appointments, dialysis, and planned outings Non-emergency transports are provided by Friendly Medical Transport. Emergency transports are provided by Onslow County Emergency Medical Services.

To learn more about our long-term care, schedule a tour, request additional information, or to begin the admissions process, contact us today.

Medical Providers

Medical Director

Dr.  Jose Gonzalez — H76859
1121 Military Cutoff Road
Suite 377
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 795-1471


Dr. Ibikunle Ojebuoboh — G16642
22 Office Park Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 219-353-9906

Dr. Robert Krause — C84996
11 Office Park Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 353-9906

Dr. Gregory Streeter — C81582
200 Doctor’s Way
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 353-0565

Dr. Wade R. Turlington — C85029
PO Box 1177
Jacksonville, NC 28541
(910) 389-4468

Dr. Benjamin Mozie — BM9853068
29 Office Park Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 333-9712

DSS—Long Term

Phone: A-J: (910) 938-5504
Phone: K-Z: (910) 938-5506

To learn more about Carolina Rivers, to schedule a tour, or to start the admissions process, contact us today!


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