When your child is sick or injured, getting an appointment with the pediatrician right away may not be possible. At Family Urgent Care, with locations in Columbus, Mount Vernon, and Bellefontaine, Ohio, Syed Naqvi, MD, and the compassionate medical team have experience in pediatric care and can provide the urgent care your child needs. To schedule an appointment, contact Family Urgent Care by phone or use the online booking tool today.
Pediatric Care Q&A
What is pediatric care?
Pediatric care is focused on the health needs of children, which includes growth and development, general health and wellness, and illness and injury. Pediatricians undergo years of training working in various settings to be able to meet the general health needs of your child.
However, when your child is sick or injured, getting an appointment with the pediatrician for a same-day visit may be impossible. Dedicated to providing the urgent care you need, Family Urgent Care offers pediatric care services and can see your child right away.
When should I bring my child in for urgent care?
Kids are prone to illness and injury, and you may be able to provide the care your child needs at home. However, your child benefits from an evaluation by a medical professional if they have:
- A high fever
- A fever that’s lasted three or more days
- Nausea and vomiting
- A cough for 10 or more days
- Flu symptoms
- A skin rash
- Pain when urinating
- A cut that requires stitches
- Sprain or strain
- Broken bone
You should bring your child to the emergency room if their condition is life-threatening, which may include difficulty breathing, head injury, or a deep cut that won’t stop bleeding.
What can I expect during a pediatric care visit?
Family Urgent Care makes every effort to ensure you and your child are seen promptly. During a pediatric care visit, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation from a provider at Family Urgent Care. Your provider reviews your child’s symptoms and medical history and conducts a physical exam. If needed, they may also perform on-site X-rays.
After the evaluation, your provider develops a treatment plan specific to your child’s needs, which may include stitches, prescription medication, referrals to specialists, and recommendations for at-home care, depending on their condition.
For expert care for your child from an experienced team, call Family Urgent Care or request an appointment online today.
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