Emergency or Urgent Care?
Due to unusually high demand, we cannot guarantee all patients will be seen. Please schedule an appointment online before you arrive to ensure your child will get care.
- If no appointments are available, check back often. Cancellations are frequent and spots open up regularly.
- If you no longer need an appointment, please cancel it so we can see another patient who is in need of care.
If your child is in urgent need of care and there are no appointments available, here is a list of local emergency departments near our Urgent Care locations.
Make an Urgent Care appointment for minor illnesses and injuries when your child’s doctor’s office is closed or they don’t have a doctor. Urgent care appointments are not for medical emergencies.
Urgent care is the right choice for kids and teens with minor problems, including strains and sprains, pink eye, minor cuts and bruises, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration, earaches, minor asthma attacks, mild abdominal pain and urinary tract infections. If you’re not sure where to bring your child, use our guide below.
If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.
Urgent Care does not provide ultrasounds, CT scans or MRI studies. If your child needs one of these, they will be transferred to our Emergency Department.
We also do not provide:
- Well-child check-ups
- Return-to-play evaluations after a concussion
- Sports or camp physicals
Talk with your primary care provider if your child needs one of these.
|ILLNESS/INJURY||WHERE TO GO|
|Asthma attack (minor)||Urgent Care|
|Asthma attack (severe)||Emergency Department|
|Bleeding that won’t stop||Emergency Department|
|Broken bone (not bent)||Urgent Care|
|Broken bone (bent, curved or looks deformed)||Emergency Department|
|Burn (minor)||Urgent Care|
|Burn (severe)||Emergency Department|
|Cast problems (wet or soiled)||Emergency Department|
|Cut (minor)||Urgent Care|
|Cut (severe)||Emergency Department|
|Earache and ear infection||Urgent Care|
|Fever (infants less than 2 months old)||Emergency Department|
|Fever (children over 2 months old)||Urgent Care|
|Head injury (minor and without loss of consciousness)||Urgent Care|
|Head injury (with loss of consciousness or from extreme impact)||Emergency Department|
|Insect or minor dog bite||Urgent Care|
|Mental Health concerns||Emergency Department|
|Migraine headache||Emergency Department|
|Pink eye||Urgent Care|
Call Poison Control right away if you suspect a poisoning: 1-800-222-1222.
|Sore throat||Urgent Care|
|Sprain or strain||Urgent Care|
|Stitches (deep wound or needing sedation)||Emergency Department|
|Stitches (minor stitches without sedation)||Urgent Care|
|Stomach pain (mild)||Urgent Care|
|Stomach pain (severe)||Emergency Department|
|Swallowed object||Emergency Department|
|Trouble breathing||Emergency Department|
|Ultrasound, CT scans or MRI studies||Emergency Department|
|Urinary tract infection||Urgent Care|
- In English: Emergency or Urgent Care? (PDF)
- In Spanish: ¿Mi niño necesita atención urgente o atención de emergencia? (PDF)
- In Arabic: كيف تختار ما بين قسم الطوارئ والرعاية الطارئة؟ (PDF)