Q: What is a pediatric urgent care?
A: Urgent care is a quicker and less expensive alternative to the ER. Pediatric urgent care is an urgent care center that treats children. The age range from birth to 21 years of age.
Q: When should I take my child to an urgent care vs. the ER?
A: Choosing urgent care or the emergency room depends on the severity of the injury or illness, and whether it’s life-threatening.
Urgent care centers do not treat life-threatening illnesses – these conditions need to be treated in the ER immediately. Urgent care centers can treat almost any other non-life-threatening condition, including:
- Pink eye
- Sprains & strains
- Injuries that need stitches
- Stomach problems
- Poison ivy
- Minor burns
- Urinary Tract Infections
- And more!
Q: Where is the closest children’s urgent care to me?
A: With urgent medical issues, time counts. Look for an urgent care within 5-10 miles if possible.
Q: Can an urgent care prescribe medication for my child?
A: Pediatric urgent care centers can prescribe medication when needed, though it’s always best to have your child’s pediatrician prescribe long-term medications and treatments.
Q: Can an urgent care diagnose pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and other illnesses?
A: Pediatric urgent care centers have diagnostic and lab testing capabilities. Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care performs labs, blood work, and X-rays onsite.
Q: What urgent care services are available for my child?
A: Pediatric urgent care centers typically have the same services as adult urgent cares. This can include treatments for common injuries, illnesses, and conditions; diagnostic services; and home care and follow up information.
Q: Can an urgent care do stitches?
A: Night Owl Pediatrcs Urgen Care can stitch up minor injuries. If your child is bleeding profusely, or if the bleeding will not stop, immediately take them to the ER.
Q: Can an urgent care do blood tests?
A: Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care is equipped with an in-house laboratory for blood testing.
Q: Can an urgent care do physicals?
A: We perform school and sports physicals for children at Night Owl Peditrics Urgent Care.
Q: Can an urgent care do X-rays, ultrasounds, etc.?
A: Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care has X-rays and other diagnostic services.
Q: Can an urgent care write a doctor’s note?
A: If your child is seen at our facility we can provide a doctor’s note or excuse of absence upon request.
Q: Which urgent care is best for my child?
A: The best urgent care for your child depends on the severity of their condition, location, services, and insurance acceptance.If your child needs treatment fast, the closest urgent care is likely the best.
If your child needs treatment IMMEDIATELY, take them to the emergency room right away.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment for a pediatric urgent care?
A: All of our services are offered on a walk-in basis. We accept limited number of appointments per day, on a first come basis.
Q: Are children’s urgent care centers open 7days a week? On holidays?
A: Urgent care hours vary greatly by location. Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care is open every day of the year, and regular business hours every holiday. Our office hours are weeknights from 4 PM to 11 PM, and weekends from 11 AM to 11 PM. Holiday hours are the same as weekend hours.
Q: Will an urgent care provide follow-up care with my child’s pediatrician?
A: Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care faxes a report of the visit to your child’s physician on the same day, so when you make a follow-up appointment with your child’s doctor a copy of the care received will already be there for the doctor to review.
Q: Will an urgent care take my child’s insurance?
A: Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care accepts most major insurances. If you have any questions, please contact our office for assistance.
Q: How do I pay for a pediatric urgent care?
A: For your convenience Night Owl Pediatrics Urgent Care accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. At the time of your visit, you will be expected to pay co-pays, deductibles and payment for any services not covered by your insurance.