The services offered under pediatric care have rapidly advanced along with the latest developments in medical science. Pediatric urgent care clinics have sprung up in large numbers across the country, which offer many more benefits than conventional health clinics. People rely more on urgent care clinics since they help in avoiding the longer periods of waiting and queue that are common in the Emergency Room (ER). In addition, urgent care clinics are much more cost efficient than ER.

Entrusting the care of children under pediatric urgent care has many benefits. It offers more specialized and intensive care for treating many of the medical emergency conditions related to children. Below are some reasons why you should choose a pediatric urgent care for your children.

Specialized Infant Care

The provision of special infant care is one of the major advantages of pediatric urgent care clinics. They have a dedicated staff of emergency room doctors, pediatric specialists, and pediatric nurse practitioners available round the clock to serve any needs pertaining to the needs and care of your child.

Infants have physical characteristics that differ from adults, and that requires specialized training, care, and equipment for treatment. The presence of such trained staff and infrastructure will effectively assist in tackling any emergency medical situations related to the health of a child. All pediatric urgent care clinics are equipped with all the necessary features like quality medical assistance, pharmacy, and equipment to meet the needs of your children.

Reliability of Care

For children, periodic inspection by a home pediatrician is necessary for maintaining a complete record of their health. However, the services of a pediatrician may not extend beyond the scheduled office hours. Pediatric urgent care, on the other hand, operates 24/7 and keeps good communication with the home pediatrician to assist in the intended follow-up care needed for the child.

The services offered by a pediatric urgent care ensure that any medical needs related to the child are well addressed. The unique care setting like child-friendly waiting rooms, popsicles for sore throats, etc., will offer the child and the caregiver more comfort during stressful circumstances.


The economical aspects of treatment and the services offered are other positive points of relying on pediatric urgent care. A visit to the Emergency Room costs around $1500, whereas urgent care costs an average of only $150 or less. This lower cost of urgent care clinics comes in handy with the offering of quick care to the patients.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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