Pediatric Urgent Care in Glendale AZ
Pediatric Urgent Care is Available at KidsHealth Pediatrics. Please call us to schedule an appointment or simply complete our patient form for new patients. We have 2 Pediatric Clinics in Scottsdale, AZ & Glendale, AZ.
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For children’s health care, an urgent care center with expertise in children’s care is a valuable option. A center like this should be equipped with child-appropriate equipment and have staff who are trained to care for children. Minor illnesses that could become severe if not treated quickly are treated at urgent care centers. An urgent care center that is well-managed will also be able to assess, stabilize, and transfer children who need emergency care.
Pediatric care centers, such as KidsHealth Pediatrics, are equipped with the best equipment and trained staff to care for your child. There are pediatricians, pediatric emergency doctors, emergency medicine physicians, and family medicine physicians working in children’s urgent care centers.
The most important thing to know about pediatric urgent care is the services it can provide as well as its limitations. Think of pediatric urgent care as the option for everything in between something that can wait until your child’s next regularly scheduled check-up and a medical emergency. In the case of the latter, care at the ER is necessary.
The other important thing to note is that if the pediatric urgent care clinic that you attend is not also your child’s primary care provider any documentation you provide concerning medical history will be helpful, If you bring your child to an urgent care clinic, a photo ID or proof of guardianship will be required. The child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, so bring identification. You must provide a signed note authorizing any person other than your legal guardian to accompany your child for medical treatment, as well as a copy of the guardian’s ID and a picture ID of the child. If you have an insurance card, please bring it, KidsHealth Pediatrics accepts most major insurance plans.
Medical history, allergies, and current medications will be requested by the pediatrician. Even if it does not seem relevant, we want to know what your child has experienced, what he or she is taking, and anything else that is going on in their life.
You may not have access to your pediatrician when your child is sick or falls while playing. The pediatric urgent care center and the emergency room (ER) are the two options for medical care. In case of an urgent medical situation, both are available as walk-in clinics. In the event of an out-of-hours illness or injury, your child has always been able to get care at the hospital ER. Providing convenient and extended hours, urgent care clinics are a newer option. There is, however, a difference between their expertise and abilities. It is important to know when to go to the emergency room and when to go to an urgent care center.
In the event that your pediatrician’s office is closed, urgent care centers provide non-emergency care. Additionally, they may provide preventive care like vaccinations in addition to non-emergency care.
A visit to an urgent care center is convenient, quick, and less expensive than a visit to an emergency room. Most of these centers don’t require appointments, but some offer time slots. The majority of urgent care centers staff at least one physician, but other facilities may differ. Several urgent care centers are attached to hospitals and have access to their parent institution’s laboratory, imaging, and hospitalization facilities.
In some situations, you may need to go to the emergency room. There are usually emergency rooms attached to hospitals where serious diseases and injuries can be treated. In an emergency room, the sickest or most injured patients receive immediate care. If you go there with a minor illness or injury, you may have to wait a long time for a physician to see you. In addition, emergency room care is usually more expensive than urgent care or pediatrician visits.
Pediatric urgent care services are available at KidsHealth Pediatrics. Please call us to schedule an appointment or simply complete our patient form for new patients. We have 2 pediatric clinics in Scottsdale, AZ & Glendale, AZ.
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