Regardless of how old your child is, when they get sick or sustain an injury, it can be terrifying to you as a parent. Between the shock of seeing your child injured and trying to calm both them and yourself, you will need to determine the proper place to bring your child for medical attention and treatment. While your initial reaction may be to bring your child to the emergency room, you may be able to get the treatment you need in less time if you visit your local urgent care center. If your child is experiencing a non-life-threatening illness or injury and requires a visit to a doctor, AFC Urgent Care Aberdeen is available for walk-in care.
Benefits of Visiting Urgent Care
AFC Urgent Care Aberdeen offers convenient evening and weekend hours for patients who require medical services outside of their primary care providers’ hours. Illness and injury can happen without notice at any time, and urgent care can provide efficient and cost-effective care without waiting for an appointment with your regular doctor. While an emergency room can have long wait times for each specialist needed to begin treatment, urgent care keeps wait times low and offers digital radiology to reduce wait times for diagnostic image processing.
Injuries & Illnesses Treated at Urgent Care
Conditions that can be treated by bringing your child to your local urgent care center include:
- Cuts & Lacerations. Bumps and bruises are a natural part of childhood, but cuts can be deceiving. If the cut bleeds persistently under direct pressure for more than 10 minutes, it may require stitches and a tetanus shot in order to heal correctly. AFC Urgent Care is fully equipped to clean and stitch up cuts to prevent infection and reduce the chance of scar tissue forming at the injury location.
- Breaks & Fractures. Falls due to slippery grass, uneven footing or contact sports is common among children, and because their bones are still growing and developing, they may be more prone to bone breaks and fractures. With quick wait times, digital imaging technology and on-site setting and casting, your child can have their broken arm or leg treated in less time than waiting in a crowded emergency room.
- Flu & Other Viruses. Whether your child had to be pulled out of school midday and you cannot get an appointment with your pediatrician or symptoms developed after dinner, our urgent care center offers treatment for a number of viruses including the cold, flu, stomach bugs and chickenpox.
If your child has recently fallen ill or sustained an injury, visit AFC Urgent Care Aberdeen for diagnosis and treatment!