Where to Go for Care When Your Child is Sick or Injured

Jul 26, 2023 | Children's Health

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Kids can get sick anytime, including outside of business hours.

Brian Bailey, MD, pediatrician with Our Lady of Lourdes Children’s Health, shares what parents should consider when trying to decide where to go to receive the right care.

Conditions that Can Wait

Fever in children over three months, common coughs, colds, minor rashes, mild stomach aches and other non-urgent issues can usually wait until the next day. 

Although urgent care can seem convenient, the best care for your child will come from a provider who has access to your chart and is trained to care for children.

When to Go to the ER

Seek immediate medical attention for symptoms like new-onset seizures, lethargy, dehydration, fever in a baby under two months old, uncontrolled bleeding, severe pain or breathing difficulties.

Easy Access to Our Providers

Book same-day appointments online with our clinics and receive care within 24 to 48 hours for sick children. Extended hours on evenings and weekends are available, and a nurse and doctor are on call after hours.

Finding the Right Care, Anytime

Use MyChart, our electronic patient portal, to schedule appointments and communicate with your child’s care team via your computer, tablet or phone. 

You can also call our 24/7 helpline at (833) 374-HEAL to get connected to experienced triage nurses who can guide you to the appropriate care for your child.

When to Go Where for Care

Our pediatricians and providers are committed to your child’s health 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide exceptional care around the clock. It’s that simple.

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