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Urgent Care Just for Kids – A Big Advantage for Little Patients

POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

An after-hours bonk to the head. A sudden tummy virus sets in right before bed. A scrape that just won’t stop bleeding. A spiked fever or bad sprain that needs some healing.

These are real possibilities that every parent faces.

And when your little one needs tending to in these urgent situations, you might want to rush to the nearest source of medical treatment. But did you know that there are big advantages to bringing your children to an urgent care that specializes in treating kids?

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents should be wary about running to just any urgent care or retail-based clinic. This is because it’s important that children be evaluated and treated by a pediatrician, and in a medical setting that is fully prepared to meet the specific needs of kids.

And this is why Florida Hospital for Children offers two Kids Urgent Care locations across Central Florida with a pediatrician always on-site to help any infant, child, teen or young adult up to 21 years of age get back to health. Both Kids Urgent Care locations are open exclusively after-hours, seven days a week.

Kids Urgent Care locations are also designed with the special needs of kids in mind. With specific equipment, protocols, staff, on site labs and x-rays, treatments and a kid-friendly environment to treat non-life-threatening medical conditions, compassion and excellence meet to put both parents and our smallest patients at ease.

Our pediatric urgent care centers can help kids with a wide range of urgent medical conditions, including:

Common Infections

  • Sore Throat
  • Common Cold
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Earache
  • Flu
  • Sinus Infections
  • Pink Eye

Stomach & Digestive Conditions

  • Food Poisoning
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Orthopedic

Sports Injuries

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Contusions
  • Broken Bones (Fractures)
  • On-site X-ray

Asthma & Allergies

  • Asthma & Wheezing
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Hives

Skin Conditions

  • Rashes
  • Poison Ivy
  • Burns

Other Conditions & Services

  • Dehydration
  • Fever
  • Foreign Object Removal (Ears, Nose)
  • Headaches
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Urinary & Kidney Tract Infections
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Lacerations (On-site Stitches & Tissue Adhesives (Dermabond)
  • On-site Labs
  • On-site Medication Dispensary
  • and much more!

As part of the Florida Hospital Network of Care, Kids Urgent Care locations also have direct access to the Florida Hospital for Children, pediatricians and expert physicians in nearly every pediatric specialty to make sure every child quickly receives a full spectrum of care, if needed.

Learn more about Florida Hospital for Children’s Kids’ Urgent Care locations.