Posts for tag: Urgent Care
What's more important than your child's health and your peace of mind? Here at Riverside Pediatrics, LLC, the professional, caring staff understands your need for both. We understand that kids get injured and sick at all times of the day and need help fast, so we are proud to offer our urgent care services to the citizens of Riverside, New Canaan, and Greenwich, CT—read on to learn if your child should pay our office a visit today.
What exactly are urgent care services?
At Riverside Pediatrics, LLC, your board-certified physicians believe that the best medical care for your child is also the most easily accessed. That means weekends, holidays, and evenings.
Different from a well-child visit or trip to the hospital ER, an urgent care visit to Riverside Pediatrics, LLC takes care of non-emergent symptoms that also are not routine. In other words, our Greenwich-area urgent care team looks after problems that are not life-threatening but still need quick attention.
Examples of urgent care needs
Does your child have the flu, or do you suspect a strep throat? These are urgent care matters. Has your child taken a fall and needs dermabond and staples for wound closure? You can avoid the expense and long wait of a hospital emergency room by bringing your child in after-hours at Riverside Pediatrics, LLC.
Other reasons to utilize our urgent care services include:
- Strep testing
- Urinalysis for UTIs
- Asthma attacks
- Pink eye
Many prescriptions that your child may need are filled right in the office, with over-the-counter medications are available, as well. Plus, when Riverside Pediatrics, LLC is also your medical home, your child will receive follow-up care with a familiar pediatrician who can keep your child comfortable and relaxed.
Find out more
Get what your youngster needs when they need it the most. Stop by Riverside Pediatrics, LLC today to learn more about our urgent care services. Our just-opened New Canaan, CT office, offers walk-in sick visits all day Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Phone us at our Riverside office: (203)629-5800 or our New Canaan office (203)920-1675.
When To Take Your Child To Urgent Care
As a parent, you want to always do everything you can when your child is sick, but sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly how sick your child is, especially when they’re very young and can’t communicate what is bothering them. Urgent care or a trip to the hospital isn’t always needed for simple problems such as a cold, mild diarrhea, or mild fevers. So, when is it necessary to take your child to urgent care?
Not all illnesses need an immediate visit with your pediatrician and it’s important for you to know what symptoms to look out for. Some symptoms that may require urgent care are:
Vomiting and diarrhea that lasts more than a few hours
Rash, especially with a fever
A cough or cold that lasts several days
Large cuts or gashes
Limping or the inability to move an arm or leg
Ear pain with fever
A severe sore throat or swallowing problems
Sharp and persistent stomach or abdomen pain
Blood in urine
Blood in stool
Not being able to drink for more than 12 hours
Rectal temperature of 100.4 F or higher in a baby younger than 2 months old
Fever and vomiting
Any pain that gets worse and doesn’t go away after several hours
While many illnesses may go away with love and nurturing after a few days, there are times when it is necessary to see your pediatrician as soon as possible. If your child has any of the symptoms listed above, be sure to call your pediatrician right away to find out if it is necessary for your child to go in for an appointment so that your child can get well as soon as possible.
Is your little one sick? Find out when immediate medical attention is necessary.
It’s natural to worry when your little one gets sick. It’s certainly no fun dealing with an ill child. Of course, it’s easy for worry to turn to panic, but does my child need to see one of their Riverside, CT urgent care doctors at Riverside Pediatrics, LLC-- Dr. Karen Beckman, Dr. Alejandro Mones and Dr. Beth Rosenberg -- or should I take a wait-and-see approach? There are many questions parents ask themselves and questioning how to handle your child’s health shouldn’t be one of them. Here are some guidelines for when to visit us right away and when an ER trip is better suited.
Deciding to go to urgent care vs. the ER can be a confusing decision to make. While there are many medical issues that do not actually warrant a visit to the emergency room, there are certain scenarios in which an ER is a better choice including:
- If your child has a broken bone (displaced bones need to be realigned, often under sedation)
- If your child hit their head and was unconscious for a few seconds
- If your child is experiencing seizures
- If your child has trouble breathing
- If your child is under 2 months old and has a fever
We can see just about anything other than the previously listed. It’s always a good rule of thumb that if your child is able to walk or talk then chances are pretty good that their condition does not require emergency medical care. If your child is dealing with a minor illness or accident, consider heading to Riverside Pediatrics After Hours located in Riverside and convenient to all of Greenwich where our board certified pediatricians are here to assist you and your children. You can avoid the long emergency room wait times. You can also call us ahead of time and talk to us about the symptoms your child is having so we can determine whether the matter requires immediate attention.
Nothing is more important than the health of your child and here at Riverside Pediatrics After Hours in Riverside, CT and serving Greenwich we wholeheartedly believe that, that’s why your little one will always get the best medical care possible whenever they need it most!