Our Urgent Care offers walk in visits for our established patients or new patients who are transferring into our office who have a sudden illness or injury and don’t want to wait to schedule an appointment. Unlike other Urgent Care facilities, we charge the typical office level copay, saving you money.
Because we believe in the Medical Home concept and we respect other local physicians, we do not see local patients who have an established physician in town. Patients with a local physician should see their own physician or an urgent care suggested by their physician. There are many pediatric urgent cares in this area ~ ask your doctor where they prefer for you to be seen.
Urgent Care Hours
Monday – Thursday
8am – Noon, 1:30pm – 6pm
8am – Noon, 1:30pm – 5pm
8am – Noon
What is available at our Urgent Care?
Our urgent care typically sees patients with illness symptoms, such as fever, ear ache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing; and minor injuries, such as lacerations, concussions, and possible broken bones.
We can perform urinalysis and strep throat screenings at our office. We refer to nearby labs and radiology facilities per your insurance for other labs and xrays.
If there is a true medical emergency or life threatening condition, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
When should I schedule an appointment versus using Urgent Care?
Schedule an appointment with the provider your child most often sees for ongoing conditions such as chronic pain, asthma, and constipation. Your usual provider who knows the story should see chronic concerns. Of course, if there is an exacerbation or sudden worsening of symptoms, acute management can be done at our urgent care with follow up by appointment and ongoing management with your primary care provider.
Sports physicals and well child checks are by appointment only.
What types of things should be taken elsewhere?
The following conditions are beyond our scope of care:
- Anaphylaxis - severe allergic reaction with severe difficulty breathing, hives, and sometimes vomiting - call 911. Use an Epinepherine autoinjector if available.
- Unconsciousness - go to an Emergency Room, preferably one for children
- Broken bones that have broken the skin or with obvious deformity - go to an Emergency Room, preferably one for children
- Ingestions of poisons - call Poison Control 800-222-1222
- Suspected child abuse - see this page for further information
- Suspected rape - go to an Emergency Room, preferably one for children
- Trauma to the eye that might involve a puncture to the eye, change in vision, or broken bones of the face (we can see possible scratches to the eye, which are most common) - go to an Emergency Room, preferably one for children
- Burns of a large area of the body - call 911 and/or go to an Emergency Room, preferably one for children
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases - either a gynecologist or and Emergency Room can do this testing, depending on the urgency of need
- Anything that appears life threatening: call 911
Who will see my child at Urgent Care?
Our Urgent Care is staffed by our well educated, experienced Nurse Practitioners. They are able to examine and treat your child in a timely fashion in the medical home environment, following our established protocols. Our physicians are available if the NP requests assistance. You and your child benefit from being treated in a familiar setting with immediate access to your child’s medical chart and health history.
What is the wait time at Urgent Care?
Every effort is made to provide quality care in a rapid time frame. Due to the nature of walk-in appointments, there are unpredictable surges in patient volumes or condition severity, but most waiting times are less than 30 minutes.