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Deciding when to take your child to an urgent care clinic instead of the emergency room can be a confusing choice for parents. In this video, we provide the A-B-C's of deciding when to visit Seattle Children's Urgent Care Clinic vs. the Emergency Department. The Urgent Care Clinic is not intended for life-threatening emergencies, but is appropriate for minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains, cuts, head injuries without loss of consciousness, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, ear-aches and mild asthma attacks.
Find out by selecting your child’s symptom or health condition in the list below:
Seattle Children’s provides healthcare for the special needs of children regardless
of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance for medically
necessary services is based on family income and hospital resources and is provided
to children under age 21 whose primary residence is in Washington, Alaska, Montana
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