It is important for every child to have a pediatrician. A pediatrician is primary care doctor for children from birth to 18 (or 21) years of age. While your child’s pediatrician can take care of day-to-day healthcare needs, there are times when care outside of normal business hours is needed. That’s when a pediatric urgent care center in the greater Fort Worth, TX, area comes in.
Reasons to Visit a Pediatric Urgent Care Center
Urgent care walk-in clinics offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services which address both acute and chronic health conditions. If your child’s health problem crops up at an odd hour of the day or night–or even on a weekend–their pediatrician may not be available for assessment and treatment right away. They will most likely schedule you for an appointment several days after, or you may have a long wait time if the office team manages to fit you into an already packed schedule.
Another great benefit of urgent care is that they accept most insurance plans. This means you can get the care you need right away without worrying about a hefty bill to pay at the end. If you do have to pay out of pocket (if you don’t have insurance coverage), urgent care is a lot less expensive than the hospital emergency room.
The pediatric team at Express Care is a wonderful adjunct to your child’s routine pediatrician. It is the best alternative care available for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Your child’s condition will be triaged quickly, and you’ll be seen with little to no wait time by a highly qualified family medicine provider.
Common reasons to visit a pediatric urgent care center include:
- Lacerations and burns
- Unexplained fever
- Rashes (poison ivy, eczema) and infections (ear, strep throat, pink eye, UTI, and more)
- Sore throat, cold, flu, GI symptoms
- Strains, sprains, and fractures
- Animal bites and insect stings
- Asthma attack and allergies
- Respiratory infections, including the flu, bronchitis and pneumonia
Urgent Care Services You May Not Have Thought Of
Many people overlook urgent care centers as an emergency resource when their primary care doctor isn’t available. The truth is, urgent care centers like Express Care can offer you routine services, as well. Not only can you see our doctors when an emergency arises, such as if your child gets sick on a Sunday afternoon, you can also routinely see our doctors for day-to-day healthcare needs. Besides offering efficient treatment for a variety of common health problems and injuries, we also offer:
- Lab work (blood and urine tests, strep test, and more)
- Routine vaccinations
- Sports (including return to play), school, and travel physicals
Express Care – Your Preferred Urgent Care Clinic in Fort Worth, TX
Our team of urgent care providers is headed by family medicine physician, Dr. D. Luke Kehres. We are open from 10 am to 8 pm seven days a week, including holidays. We are happy to serve every member of your family whenever you need it.
We see adults, teens, and children from the communities of Keller, Colleyville, Southlake, Fort Worth, Euless and North Richland Hills, TX. Contact or Call us to learn more: (817) 503-8800.