What is pediatric urgent care?
Health Services of North Texas (HSNT) is proud to offer pediatric urgent care to new and established patients at our Plano, TX facility and the Wylie Children's Medical Clinic in Wylie, TX during business hours. When your child needs urgent care, you can rest assured that he or she will be in a kid-friendly environment at our pediatric clinic. If you are a current patient with us, you also have the benefit of having a pediatrics team that has your child's medical records. If you can bring your child into our office during business hours, your child will be seen by a provider that you and your child already know and trust. We offer in-house testing and have a laboratory ready to process the results.
You may need a 24-hour walk-in clinic on the weekend or in the middle of the night, and we expect that you will provide that for your child when needed. Just know that if you are in an urgent care situation when we are open, you can reach out to HSNT for help first. If we feel that your child needs to go to the emergency room, we will not hesitate to make that recommendation first. We value you and your child at HSNT, and you will get an actual appointment time for an urgent care appointment. Depending on the severity of the illness, we will do our best to see your child at the earliest possible time. Call today for more information.
Urgent Care Reviews
What counts as an Urgent need for care?
The types of urgent needs your child may need to have addressed by our pediatric team can be:
- Early signs of dehydration
- A recent trauma (a deep cut, a burn, or a hit to the head)
- A fever
- A possible concussion, a broken bone, or sprain
- Problematic breathing
- Signs of an allergic reaction
- Abnormal drooling
- Trouble swallowing
- Excessive pain and/or bleeding
- An injury to the neck or feelings of a stiff neck
- Testicular pain or scrotal swelling from trauma or possible infection (epididymitis)
- A painful urinary tract infection
- A change in walk or use of a body part because of pain
Children with chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems may also need urgent care, especially when their health is already at risk.
About your medical emergencies
Hospitals are for emergency situations. If your child is having a life-threatening emergency, please take your child to a hospital for care right away or call 9-1-1 for an ambulance. Anytime your child is lethargic with a really high fever, dehydration, trouble breathing, a severe allergic reaction, chest pains, signs of appendicitis, or severe lingering stomach pains, these symptoms warrant a visit to an emergency room.
Meet Your Child's Urgent Needs Here
At HSNT, you will find that we have doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who have training and experience in urgent care and family medicine. We have the medical knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide variety of pediatric illnesses. Our teams can also identify when a specialist is needed or when there is a potential emergency medical condition requiring an ER visit. If you can meet your child's need with urgent care services, please contact us at our Plano facility or Wylie Children's Medical Clinic in Wylie, TX when the situation arises. We would be happy to assist you and your family.
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