What is Pediatric Urgent Care?

Pediatric Urgent Care for Children 

What is pediatric urgent care for children? We have you covered! Pediatric urgent care clinics specialize in treating acute conditions in children that do not require an emergency room visit or cannot wait several days for an appointment with a pediatrician. 

These clinics are similar to urgent care clinics for adults; however,  they are staffed with medical professionals that are trained to meet the needs of children. In addition to pediatric-trained staff, these clinics are designed to make children comfortable with brightly colored walls and healthy snacks in the waiting room. 

What Are The Benefits Of Visiting A Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic? 

Many conditions that require medical treatment are often not severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room but still require medical attention and treatment. These instances make pediatric urgent care an excellent option for you and your little one. 

Urgent care clinics are much more cost-effective than visiting the emergency room, and many clinics accept major insurance plans. In addition to being a less expensive option, pediatric urgent care clinics are open during times that traditional pediatrician’s offices, with extended hours. 

What Services Do Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics Provide? 

The services provided by pediatric urgent care clinics cover many illnesses and injuries. 

Common services include: 

  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Flu Testing
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat testing and treatment
  • Minor broken bones (x-rays, bracing, stinting)
  • Sports injuries and sports physicals
  • UTIs 
  • Eye injuries and pink eye
  • Minor burns and sunburn
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

These services may depend on the specific clinic you visit; therefore, make sure you check out the clinic’s services page online before your visit.

What Treatment Options Do Urgent Care Clinics Provide? 

Urgent care clinics for children offer a plethora of treatments for common illnesses. Some clinics even have some medications in-house to treat mild illnesses such as the common cold or flu. 

Treatment provided by pediatric urgent care clinics primarily consists of the following: 

  • Common cold and upper respiratory infections 
  • COVID-19
  • Flu
  • Splints for minor bone breaks
  • Ear infections
  • Pink eye
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergies

Check out the services page for a complete list of services and treatment options. 

Why KidsStreet Urgent Care for Kids? 

KidsStreet Urgent Care offers a kid-friendly environment in each of our clinics. 

Our pediatric staff works diligently to ensure you and your child feel comfortable. Each location is open 7 days a week. 

At KidsStreet, we strive to provide top-notch medical care for each and every one of our patients.

In addition to our incredible staff and variety of services, KidsStreet Urgent Care accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicaid. 

Turn To KidsStreet Urgent Care 

From a fever to a bump on the head, KidsStreet Urgent Care is here for your family. Our online registration allows you to register and wait from the comfort of your home or car. Once we are ready for you, we will send you a text message to check in at the front desk. 

We always welcome walk-ins; however, please be aware that registering online reduces in-clinic wait times. Walk-ins are added to the same queue as those who register online.