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4 Things You Should Know About ALL Kids

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KidsStreet Urgent Care and MainStreet Family Care clinics are proud to accept ALL Kids and Medicaid patients! As the largest program providing medical and health-related services to children, families, and individuals in need, Medicaid can be difficult to navigate. We’re here to tell you that navigating medicaid is about to get easier. Here are 4… Read more »

Children’s Urgent Care with You in Mind

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Being a parent is hard. At the end of the day, we’re all doing the best we can, right? When we created KidsStreet Urgent Care, we designed it with you in mind. Because when life throws you a curve-ball, it’s hard to catch up. It’s worrisome when your child is sick. Then it’s challenging when… Read more »

UTI in Children

What is a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection? Roughly 8% of girls and about 2% of boys will be diagnosed with a UTI before they turn 5. This means parents need to know what it is, how to identify it, and when to treat it.  A Urinary Tract Infection is exactly what it sounds like,… Read more »

Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Each year 50 million people go to war. The enemy? ALLERGENS. The human body will defend itself from these attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen wage war by eliciting unpleasant reactions within the body. Allergy victims suffer through watery eyes, sneezing, headaches,  congestion and more. What is an allergy? One of the marvels of the human… Read more »

Preventing Sickness at School

The average American child has six to 10 colds a year. In fact, children’s colds cause more doctor visits and missed school days than any other illness.   Here are 10 ways to help protect your child from germs, illness, and sickness at school. Know How and When to Wash Hands: Children often don’t wash their hands often enough… Read more »

Hand Washing 101

Hand washing is by far the best way to keep kids from getting sick and prevent the spread of germs. As early as possible, get your child into the habit of washing her hands often and thoroughly.   1. When Hand Washing is important: After playing outside When touching animals After using the bathroom Before eating or touching food… Read more »

Kids and Broken Bones

Children and Broken Bones How can I tell if my child has broken a bone? Although the term fracture may sound serious, it is just another name for a broken bone. As you probably remember from your own childhood, fractures are very common. In fact, they are the fourth most common injury among children under age… Read more »

Signs of Sensory Overload

Sensory overload occurs when the body is unable to process, organize, and respond to all the incoming sensory input. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your child’s physical or psychological well-being.   Signs of sensory processing overload in children: Seems restless,… Read more »