Benefits of Taking Your Child to an Urgent Care Facility
Few things are more overwhelming than trying to help your child when they aren't feeling well. Often, we want to get our children treated immediately and back on the road to recovery as soon as possible. However, waiting for an appointment with your primary pediatrician can slow this process down.
Here are some reasons why taking your child to an urgent care facility may be a viable treatment option for your little one.
Pediatric Services Offered at Urgentology Care
While your pediatrician may hold standard business hours, urgent care facilities tend to be more flexible. Typically, an urgent care facility is open 24/7, and if not, they are generally open longer than a standard doctor's office. Also, urgent care facilities are fully equipped to handle many of the common illnesses children may have.
Here are some common ailments that you may bring your child to an urgent care to have looked at:
- Cuts, burns, bug bites and wounds
- Ear infections
- Sore throat
- Strep throat, the stomach flu, the common cold, the flu and bronchitis
- Asthma and allergy attacks
- Pink eye
- Diarrhea and nausea
- Sport and school physicals
Vaccinating Your Child
In addition to treating your child for various conditions they may currently have, our staff can also protect them from getting sick by administering vaccinations. By keeping your child's shots up to date, you help prevent the spread of disease to yourself, the general public, and children who may be unable to have immunizations.
There are several vaccines that the CDC notes are vital to keeping your child healthy from birth to 15 months, including:
- Hepatitis B — 1st dose at birth, 2nd dose at 1-2 months, 3rd dose at 4-15 months.
- Rotavirus — 1st dose at 2 months, 2nd dose at 4 months.
- DTAP — 1st dose at 2 months, 2nd dose at 4 months, 3rd dose at 6 months, 4th dose between 15 through 18 months, and 5th dose between 4 through 6 years.
- Poliovirus — 1st dose at 2 months, 2nd dose at 4 months, 3rd dose at 6 to 15 months.
- Influenza — should be received every year at the start of the flu season.
Note: You should always consult with your child's doctor to determine the full list of vaccinations appropriate for your child throughout their development years.
Arlington Vaccines & Immunizations
Help stop the tide of the disease in your community by scheduling an appointment at Urgentology Care in Arlington today.
Utilizing Telemedicine for your Child
Often when children are sick, they become more temperamental and are less likely to want to leave the house to go to the doctor. They additionally may fear seeking medical attention. Utilizing telemedicine in these instances will allow your child to receive the care they need without the extra stress.
Pediatric Conditions Treated With Telemedicine
Not all symptoms or conditions are appropriate to be treated through telemedicine. If your child is experiencing a life or limb-threatening condition, dial 911 for immediate assistance. Conditions that our specialists at Urgentology Care can treat via telemedicine include:
- Common illnesses such as the flu, sore throat, pink eye, sinus or allergy issues, and nosebleeds.
- Skin irritations and rashes.
- Gastrointestinal concerns.
- General medical questions.
- Minor injuries such as bites, cuts, and burns.
Pediatric Care in Arlington TX
If you are concerned that your child has become ill, please come in and see us at Urgentology Care. Our compassionate and knowledgeable medical team will evaluate and treat your child's symptoms right away.