Pediatric urgent care is a crucial demand for parents that have a tight schedule but still want their child to get the best possible healthcare experience. Parents understand that maintaining healthcare needs for their child is crucial and that having accessible options helps make it more manageable.
With children going back to schools, parents going back to work, and society going back to relatively normal it is a crucial need to have immediate urgent care access for patients. However, parents may not understand the types of pediatric urgent care needs that are the most beneficial for them and their child. Below, are a list of the most important urgent care services that will keep your child safe during the new normal:
COVID Testing and COVID Services for Children
Urgent care centers are available to provide COVID care for patients of all ages, and AFC Urgent Care Aberdeen provides vaccines and COVID-19 tests as well.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for patients 16 and up with some of those guidelines changing for younger patients. Our urgent care center offers the Moderna vaccine for patients that register through our online portal. Check with our team first to see if your child (likely around 16 or older) is elligible for a vaccine.
Additionally, children that need to go back to school, or participate in social activities and sports, can get same-day rapid COVID-19 testing at our urgent care center. All COVID-19 tests are able detect all variants of COVID, which means that your child will always get the most accurate test. Our Abbott COVID tests take only minutes to determine if your child has a COVID infection and allows you to minimize their risks. All COVID testing and COVID care is maintained through CDC-recommended guidelines for sanitation.
Walk-in clinic access for same-day injury care
Sometimes, pediatric urgent care makes it extremely convenient for patients to get same-day care for their child: all through walk-in clinic access.
A walk-in clinic is staffed by urgent care providers that can triage injuries including cuts, bruises, scrapes, and mild sprains/bone injuries. Urgent care staff are ready to ensure that all patients are able to get the appropriate care for physical injuries right away.
Walk-in clinics also provide an easier way to get your child seen by a provider before determining the best steps for follow up care if necessary. Urgent care providers will walk through the necessary steps to ensure that your child is stable and that they have the best coordinated care experience possible!
Non-hospital urgent care visits for your child
Non-hospital urgent care services are a great way to ensure that you can get your child in-front of an x-ray machine or lab test without the long wait or big bill at an emergency room. Instead, parents can take their child to an urgent care center to perform the following:
- X-Rays: Anyone that needs an x-ray, including pediatric patients, can visit an urgent care center and get their x-ray completed without the hospital wait.
- Sport and Camp Physicals: Does your child need to get a physical for the school year or for a school sport? Then just visit an urgent care provider that offers pediatric physicals for back to school and school sports!
- Cold and flu treatment: Prepare for the school year by having your child come in for seasonal illness treatment for colds and flu. Additionally urgent care centers provide flu shots to keep patients safe during flu season.
If you need to get your child medical care ASAP, then it makes sense to visit AFC Urgent Care Aberdeen today for COVID testing, sport and school physicals, injury treatment, and more!