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Should I Take My Child to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

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11.1.11

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.

Should your child see a doctor?

Find out by selecting your child’s symptom or health condition in the list below: