KidsStreet Urgent Care Blog

Help Your Child Get a Solid Night’s Sleep

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We all want our children to get a solid night’s sleep. After safety and nutrition, how much sleep a child gets is at the top of every parent’s list. The amount your child needs varies by age: Toddlers need 11 to 14 hours, while preteens and teens require 8 to 10 hours. Following a well-rehearsed bedtime… Read more »

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 »

Urgent Care’s Role in Treating Seasonal Allergies

Allergies affect more than 50 million children and adults every year. When we come in contact with an allergen, our body tries to defend itself from allergy attacks. Dust, mold, and pollen agitate and evoke reactions within the body. If you have allergies, you know what it’s like–watery eyes, sneezing, headaches, congestion and the list… 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 »

When Kids Choke

Responding to a Choking Emergency Although children under age four are most at risk for choking on food and small objects, youngsters in their middle years can choke too. A number of foods or other items (for instance, hot dogs, poorly chewed pieces of meat, grapes, raw carrots, hard candy, balloons, small toy parts) can… Read more »

When to Call 911 or Emergency Services

When Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services It is uncommon for children to become seriously ill with no warning. Depending on your child’s symptoms, you should usually contact a pediatrician or a pediatric urgent care, like KidsStreet Urgent Care for advice. Early prevention and treatment of symptoms can prevent an illness or injury from getting worse.… Read more »

Is Your Child Ready for Sports?

Sports readiness means that a child has the physical, mental, and social skills to meet the demands of the sport. It’s important to remember that children develop at different rates. Children are more likely to enjoy and succeed in sports when they have the physical, mental, and social skills required by the sport. Ages 2… Read more »

SEASONAL ALLERGIES: 4 ROUTES TO RELIEF

Seasonal Allergies Treated at KidsStreet  Urgent Care Seasonal allergies are a pain in the nose. Don’t suffer from pollen. Come see the friendly staff at KidStreet Urgent Care today! Ah, spring. The perfect time to get outside for long walks in the neighborhood, hikes in the hills, and springtime gardening. But that “ah” can quickly become… Read more »