Pediatric Urgent Care for Children

What is Pediatric Urgent Care? 

Pediatric urgent care offers a variety of services for mild conditions that need quick treatment but are not life-threatening emergencies. 

From common illnesses to minor injuries, pediatric urgent care creates a child-friendly environment with staff that specializes in the needs of children. If you need to be seen before your pediatrician can get you in for an appointment, and it is not a life-threatening emergency, then urgent care is likely needed!

In addition to unexpected illness, urgent care for kids helps with everything from x-rays and flu shots to sports physicals. Check out our children’s urgent care services page to see a complete list of illnesses and symptoms we treat. 

Benefits of a Kid-Friendly Clinic

Extended Hours

Along with specializing in the needs of children, kid-specific clinics often offer more inclusive business hours that pair better with working parents’ schedules. For example, many are open later in the evening and on weekends, typically when your pediatrician is closed. 

Cost Effective

Additionally, pediatric urgent care is known to be more cost-effective than visiting the emergency room, with lower copayments. In fact, many urgent care facilities accept a wide variety of insurance plans. 

Kid-Friendly Environment

From juice boxes to healthy snacks, many clinics that are designed specifically for children have a variety of options to help while you wait. Typically you will also find some toys or activity tables in the waiting rooms. 

Convenience

Most major pediatric urgent care clinics carry medications that treat common conditions, meaning your child’s treatment begins before you make it out the door. 

When to go to a Pediatric Urgent Care

 Pediatric urgent care is for mild conditions your child is experiencing, such as cold-like symptoms, a broken bone, or general pain. 

If your child needs vaccines, is getting treatment for an ongoing condition, or needs a check-up, then schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. 

Now that urgent care facilities have become more popular nationwide, visiting the emergency room for every little condition is a thing of the past. For non-life-threatening illnesses and conditions,  urgent care is a great way to save money and time. Plus, you can get treatment quickly for your little one.

If you need more information on when to visit an ER, check out our pediatric urgent care vs. emergency room (ER) page.  

How to Choose an Urgent Care Clinic

Choosing the right pediatric urgent care for your child is of utmost importance when seeking treatment for life’s little emergencies. The most important aspect to look for when choosing a pediatric urgent care clinic is ensuring that they employ board-certified medical professionals such as nurse practitioners. 

Furthermore, check out the clinic’s website to see if its services fit your needs. For example, if you suspect your child has a mild bone break, look for a pediatric urgent care clinic that can x-ray and provide a splint. 

Why KidsStreet Urgent Care for Kids

KidsStreet Urgent Care for children is committed to providing you with the care you need to help your little ones heal better and feel better, fast! 

Our mission is to create an environment where children can get the care they need, all while feeling comfortable. 

KidsStreet Urgent Care offers state-of-the-art facilities to handle many illnesses and injuries, from COVID-19 testing to broken bones. Our clinics are open 7 days a week. Check out our blog for an in-depth look at how KidsStreet Urgent Care stands out from other clinics. 

Register Online for a KidsStreet Near You

Looking for care for your children? Our online registration allows you to join the queue from anywhere and wait from the comfort of your home or vehicle. Simply register online and receive text messages when it is time to head to the clinic. 

Walk-ins are always welcome, but registering online is highly recommended as it reduces in-clinic wait times. Walk-ins are added to the same queue as those who register online.