Urgent Care decision

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

What To Do When Illnesses and Injuries Happen

Sometimes it is hard to know what level of care your child needs. The following information will help you make that decision.

CONDITIONPRIMARY CAREURGENT CAREEMER. DEPT.
AllergiesXX 
Allergic reactions (no breathing problems)XX 
Asthma attack (minor)XX 
Asthma attack (severe)  X
Bleeding that won't stop  
Broken bone (sticking out of skin)   
Broken bone (not sticking out of skin)   
Burn (severe)   X
Burn (minor) XX 
Cast problem (soiled or wet)  X
Cold X 
CoughXX 
Cut (severe)   X
Cut (needs stitches)  X 
Dehydration X  X
DiarrheaXX 
Dizziness XX 
Earache and ear infectionXX 
Fainting   X
Fever over 100.5 (infants less than 2 months old)   X
Fever over 100.5 (children over 2 months old) XX 
HeadacheXX 
Head injury (minor and without loss of consciousness) XX 
Head injury (with loss of consciousness)  X
Insect or minor dog bite XX 
Headache (with other severe symptoms)  X
NauseaXX 
Pink eyeXX 
PneumoniaXX
Poisoning (call Poison Control at (800) 222-1222  X
RashXX 
Seizure   
Shock   
Sore throat XX 
Sprain or strain X 
Stomach pain (mild) X 
Stomach pain (severe)   X
Swallowing object XX
Trouble breathing  X
Urinary infectionXX 

Primary Care

  • Your child's medical home
  • Best place for regular care, including:  
    • Well-child checkups
    • Physicals
    • Flu shots and other vaccines
    • Common illnesses and minor injuries

Urgent Care

  • For minor injuries and illnesses
  • When your pediatrician is not available
  • No appointment needed

Emergency Department

  • For serious injuries
  • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • No appointment needed

If you think your child's illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

    Urgent Care or Emergency Care?

    Sick or Injured After Hours?

    CHKD understands that kids often get sick or hurt when their doctors’ offices are closed. When illnesses and injuries are not life threatening, but you want immediate care from someone who knows how to take care of your child, turn to CHKD Urgent Care.

     

    Urgent care is not intended for emergencies, but is appropriate for minor illnesses and injuries.

     

    In case of an emergency, please go to CHKD's Emergency Department. And remember, if your child's illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

    Poison Control

    (800) 222-1222

    Website: www.aapcc.org 

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