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


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.