Urgent Care for Kids

Urgent Care for Kids in Madison Heights, MI

Urgent care is available for children and patients of all ages. We even accept walk-ins. Call our team of healthcare professionals at Get Well Urgent Care of Madison Heights or visit us online for directions.

Urgent Care for Kids Near Me in Madison Heights, MI
Urgent Care for Kids Near Me in Madison Heights, MI

Table of Contents:

What is urgent care?
Is it better to go to urgent care or ER?
What common children’s injuries and illnesses are treated at urgent care?
What’s the difference between urgent adult care and urgent pediatric care?

What is urgent care?


Urgent care is a division of patient care that treats a wide array of medical issues needing immediate attention but are not life-threatening, as seen in emergency care. So often, emergency departments are filled with non-emergent cases, rather urgent concerns, which unfortunately causes long wait times.

Luckily, urgent care centers like Get Well can treat these cases while lowering your costs and wait times, optimizing your visit. Further, we offer many primary care services that you would typically seek from your primary physician.

Is it better to go to urgent care or ER?


If you are not experiencing a life-threatening condition, it is usually best to visit an urgent care center instead of the emergency department of a hospital for numerous reasons. First, emergency rooms typically have long wait times, and patients may be sitting for hours before being seen. In urgent care centers, wait times are significantly reduced. The Get Well urgent care center offers extended office hours to ensure availability, as we are open from 8 AM to 9 PM during the week and 8 AM to 6 PM on the weekend. We also offer many primary care services and treatments outpatient, covering more non-emergent services than an emergency department. While we do accept walk-ins, we also offer scheduled appointments, unlike an ER. If your condition requires further testing, Get Well Urgent Care is likely able to perform it in the office. Finally, the costs of services in an urgent care center are often less than those achieved in the emergency room. If you do not know if you should go to the ER or an urgent care center, please give our office a call, and we can help advise you on the best direction to go in.

What common children’s injuries and illnesses are treated at urgent care?


Children are inquisitive and do not have the life experience to make full judgments on safety. Therefore, they can be harmed in many ways. Common injuries in urgent care include cuts and abrasions, broken bones, head injuries, burns, and foreign objects. Cuts can be cleaned, sutured, and dressed at urgent care centers, and antibiotics may be given to ward off infection. Broken bones can be assessed using x-ray imaging available at Get Well Urgent Care; casts, braces, and splints can be applied by one of our health care providers.
 
In the case of foreign objects, many parents panic when a child has lodged an object or toy into the ear or nose, though these can be safely removed in urgent care. Children may also fall ill easily, as their immune defenses are not mature, and they are not conscientious of spreading germs.
 
Varicella, also known as chickenpox, is a common childhood illness, as are measles, mumps, and rubella. However, children are vaccinated numerous times for these illnesses to decrease susceptibility. In addition, frequent pediatric visits often are regarding common colds, influenza, ear infections, and infections of the lungs and airways, such as bronchitis or pneumonia.

What’s the difference between urgent adult care and urgent pediatric care?


There is not much difference between adult and urgent pediatric care in terms of service. However, pediatric physicians will be more interested in milestones in a child’s life and their vaccinations. Pediatric care is also more frequently delivered, whereas an adult individual may see a doctor once or twice a year. It is known that the adult body is stronger than a child’s, and the body’s immune system can be sufficient in fighting infection and healing wounds.
 
A child’s body and immunity systems are not as developed or familiar with illness and therefore cannot heal the body as effectively. The body structures are also weaker and can be damaged easier. For these reasons, pediatric illnesses and injuries should be promptly seen by a health care professional.
 
Get Well Urgent Care Center’s exceptional team of physicians and pediatricians is here to offer you numerous health care services. If you or your child need urgent care or primary care, please call our office or book an appointment online. You may also walk-in during our extended office hours to be seen. Our team looks forward to meeting you and serving you. We serve patients from Madison Heights MI, Hazel Park MI, Royal Oak MI, Warren MI, and Berkley MI.