When Is Urgent Care Needed?
Pediatric urgent care centers are designed to provide after-hours care for minor, nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries for children and teens up to 21 years of age who require medical attention. Not sure when to take your child to an Urgent Care Center?
If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room/department. Otherwise, here is a list of some conditions for which you may want to seek treatment in an urgent care setting:
- Asthma attacks (minor)
- Burns (minor)
- Colds, coughs, and sore throats
- Cuts and bruises
- Dog/animal bites (mild to moderate severity)
- Earaches and ear infections
- Fever in children more than 2 months old
- Minor head injuries (without loss of consciousness)
- Pink eye
- Stomach pain (mild)
- Strains and sprains
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration