By Clearwater Pediatric Care
May 11, 2020
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: Urgent Care  

At Clearwater Pediatrics in Clearwater, Tampa and Westchase, FL, our pediatricians provide urgent care for children when severe acute and/or chronic health problems can longer be ignored.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is one of the many services our pediatricians provide our patients, but what's urgent care? Urgent care deals with health issues like sprains, a child's asthma symptoms and ear pain. It is not emergency care. If you're dealing with a life-threatening condition, like heavy bleeding, chest pain, or head injuries, you need to go to an emergency room as soon as possible.

Any time you have a question about a health concern, you should contact Clearwater Pediatrics. You can also expect to receive care at our Clearwater and Westchase locations if you are suffering from urgent problems like:

  • Mild to moderate lacerations
  • High fever
  • Persistent vomiting persistent cough, congestion and diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Sinus infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Asthma, hives, rashes, and allergic reactions
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Back pain
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sore throats
  • Mild to moderate burns
  • Eye problems (irritations, discharge)
  • Ear pain

What happens during urgent care?

The advantage of urgent care at Clearwater Pediatrics is dodging long waits, like those in an emergency room. Our pediatricians perform a full exam that assesses:

  • vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature)
  • updates medication and surgical history
  • assess symptoms, diagnosis patients and treats the problem

Would you like to consult your doctor about urgent care?

Urgent care is vital. People can't always wait around in emergency rooms when they need medical attention. So, if your child needs immediate medical care, Clearwater Pediatrics is the place to go. For more information call us today at (727) 461-1543 for our Clearwater, FL, office or (813) 818-1543 for our Westchase, FL, office. We are now offering telehealth visits from both our locations. If your child is sick please ask the office staff if your child's symptoms can be evaluated and treated with a telehealth visit only. Many symptoms can be and we may be able to save you a face to face visit. Most insurance companies have waived some of the requirements and are covering telehealth visits.