You are awoken in the middle of the night by your sleepy daughter; she is complaining of severe stomach pain that is preventing her from sleeping. You and your family are enjoying a barbecue on a beautiful summer afternoon when you immediately recognize the sound of your son crying; he has fallen off of the playground and is cradling his arm. When your child is in pain, every second that goes by when he or she does not get care can feel like eternity. That is why it is so important, whether you are moving into a new neighborhood or are bringing your first child into your home, to know exactly where your pediatric urgent care center is located and what its hours are.
Your community might have a 24 hour urgent care center, an emergency facility specifically for children, or the local ER might be your closest place for urgent care. Here are the top three things to ask your local emergency care center about before you are in a situation that requires immediate action.
Nothing stops your week faster than a sprained ankle or a cold that just won’t go away. Not only do you have to focus on your recovery, the omnipresent shadow of an incoming bill can stress you out and put you in a poor state to get back on your feet. Where do you go from here?
“How much is an urgent care visit?” is a question you should become more comfortable with asking, as urgent care medicine is fast becoming the ideal way of managing life’s minor to moderate injuries, illnesses and setbacks. Characterized by short wait times, high quality care and a devotion to remaining the in-between for regular hospital visits and emergen