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Addressing children’s urgent care needs

When a child requires medical care after hours that is not deemed an emergency, urgent care practices, often called walk-in clinics, are reliable alternatives. According to research conducted by UnitedHealth Group, “two-thirds of hospital ED [emergency department] visits annually by privately insured individuals in the United States — 18 million out of 27 million — are avoidable.” That means about 67% of all trips to a hospital’s emergency room are unnecessary and treatable by a primary care physician.

Our board-certified/eligible clinicians are specially trained to manage the unique urgent care needs of infants, children and adolescents. They collaborate with primary care physicians and pediatricians by delivering a full report of the child’s visit, helping ensure accurate and continuous care after his or her visit to the urgent care practice. Our pediatric urgent care clinicians specialize in diagnosing and treating numerous conditions and injuries facing children, including:

  • Viral infections (common cold, flu, COVID-19, RSV).
  • Bacterial infections (strep throat, urinary tract, pneumonia).
  • Fever management.
  • Minor burns.
  • Headaches.
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Rashes.
  • Earaches.
  • Stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Mild dehydration.
  • Sprains and bone fractures.
  • Asthma.

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Program benefits

Compassion, dedication and knowledge are fundamental when caring for children with urgent care needs. Our urgent care specialists work quickly to diagnose and treat children entrusted to their care.

Collaborate across the continuum
Pediatric urgent care often requires coordination among pediatric specialists, advanced practice providers and related clinical professionals to ensure a fully aligned and cooperative approach.

Provide high-quality care
Delivering evidence-based care built on a framework of robust quality-improvement support is the key to positive patient outcomes. Comprehensive evaluations and patient- and family-centered, compassionate care ensure thorough diagnosis and timely treatment.

Strengthen referral networks
Augment the availability of pediatric urgent care services to clinicians and other specialists in your community, enabling patients to receive care close to home.

Leverage expertise
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