Injuries or illnesses to your child can happen at inconvenient times, and sometimes they require urgent medical care. If your child suffers an injury or illness that is non-life-threatening, and you are unable to see your regular pediatrician, pediatric urgent care is your best alternative. At Ahava Medical Urgent Care Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn, we have fully certified pediatricians who will tend to your child with expert and compassionate care.
When should I take my baby or child to an urgent care pediatrician?
If you are unable to take your baby or child to see your regular pediatrician for an urgent medical issue that is not life-threatening, you should consider bringing them to an urgent care pediatrician. If your baby is a newborn, and is sick or is experiencing any other urgent medical issue, it is recommended that you take them to the nearest emergency room.
Can I take my child to see an immediate care doctor if my pediatrician is not available?
If your pediatrician is unavailable to see your child, an immediate care doctor would be the next best choice. While your pediatrician will know your child’s medical history and you will have a level of familiarity with them, illnesses or injuries to your child can be unpredictable and occur after hours, or at a time when your pediatrician does not have any available slots open. In these times, an immediate care doctor is a convenient and quality option.
What conditions/diseases can a pediatric urgent care doctor treat for kids?
At Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Center, our pediatric urgent care doctors will treat anything from the common cold and flu to bone fractures and minor lacerations. We also treat: asthma, bug and animal bites, burns, bronchitis, strep throat, pink eye, ear infections, and other illnesses.
Can I see an urgent care children’s doctor without an appointment?
One of the greatest benefits of urgent care clinics is that they operate on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. As such, appointments are not necessary to see an urgent care pediatrician. All you need to do is bring your child in with their health information, and you will be next in line to see a doctor.
Why is it better to visit an urgent care pediatrician than ER?
Unless you have reason to believe that your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, it is likely in your best interest to avoid the emergency room by choosing to visit an urgent care pediatrician, instead.
With urgent care, you will spend less and have shorter wait times than you would with an emergency room visit. A visit to an emergency room can costs five times more than a visit to an urgent care clinic for the same issue. Emergency rooms are also required to prioritize patients with life-threatening conditions. If your child needs urgent medical care for an issue that is not life-threatening, you will likely have to wait an extended period of time before you are triaged and able to see a doctor. Additionally, your child will be exposed to more communicable diseases at an emergency room than they would be at an urgent care clinic.
If you live near Flatbush, Brooklyn, and would like to know more about the services we offer at Ahava Medical Urgent Care Center, please give us a call at (718) 790-4270. If you would like to bring your child in, our clinic is located at 2555 Nostrand Dr in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. We are open during the following hours:
- Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.