Kids Urgent Care – When to Consider A Visit

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Kids don’t get sick only during office hours. And they need specialized care to meet their needs. If it is not an emergency, a great option for you is a kids urgent care.Our pediatric urgent care doctors and nurses train specifically to care for children.

When to Consider Kids Urgent Care

Kids are not just smaller adults. Their unique bodies calls for a different level of medical  treatments.  A fever in an infant under two months old is always an emergency, however it’s less of a concern in toddlers or children. Keep in mind a visit to an ER may expose your child to even more germs or other infections.

When you cannot see your child’s doctor within a day, or if it’s after hours think kids urgent care. If your child is still able to talk, play, and interact, but have the following conditions consider a kids urgent care:

  •  Cold or flu symptoms
  • Earache, pulling at the ears, or drainage from the ears
  • White patches on the tonsils (sore throat)
  • Sore throat or coughs
  • Itchy, red, puffy eyes ,with or without discharge (pink eye)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea (without blood) with no belly pain or dehydration                   

If you, or your child, feels ill please take special precautions. If you have any of the following symptoms immediately request a mask to cover your nose and mouth from the staff.

  • cough
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • rash
  • respiratory illness symptoms

 

Renown Pediatric Urgent Care: 775-982-5437

Our pediatric urgent care is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about Renown Urgent Care – Pediatrics Respiratory, call 775-982-KIDS (5437) or visit renown.org/children.

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