The evening's homework is almost done, when suddenly your son's asthma beginds to shift into high gear. Or a weejend trio to the park comes to a qucik And unhappy end when your daughter tumbls from her bike, leaving her with "road burn" and a few deep cuts and bruises.
Over time, most moms and dads have opportunities like these to earn their parenting stripes, arranging treatment for children with minor illnesses and injuries. Now parents have a trusted partner in meeting their child's after-hours medical needs. Miami Children's Hospital offers a network of four pediatric Urgent Care Centers in neighborhoods from Westom to Palmetto Bay. Each center offers the quality of care families have come to seek and trust from Miami Children's at convenient locations.
When To Bring Your Child To An Urgent Care Center:
Pediatric Urgent care centers are designed to privide after-hours care for minor, nonlife-threatining ilnesses and injuries for children and teens up to 21 years of age who require medical attention. Not sure when to take your child to an Urgent Care Center? If your child's illness or injury is life-threatning, call 911 or proceed to the neartest hospital emergency room/department. Otherwise, here is a list of some conditions for which you may want to seek treatment in an urgent care setting.
- Allergy related problems
- Asthma attacks (minor)
- Burns (minor)
- Colds, coughs and sore throats
- Cuts and bruises
- Dog/animal bites (mild to moderate severity)
- Earaches and ear infections
- Fever in children more than 2 months old
- Minor hear inhuries (without loss of conciousness)
- Pink eye
- Stomach pain (mild)
- Strains and sprains
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration
What If A Bone Might Be Broken?
If you suspect your child might have a broken bone, your best bet is the Miami Children's Hospital Emergency Department. A cast can be applied, if needed, after the injury is evaluated. Orthapaedic injuries are also treated at urgent care locations. Should the diagnosis be more than a sprain, patients are directed to a higher level of care in a timely manner. The MCH Emergency Department is a t 3100 SW 62nd Ave, Miami, FL. 33155. Call 305-666-6511 and request the Emergency Deparment.
A NETWORK OF CENTERS JUST FOR KIDS
MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL DAN MARINO OUTPATIENT CENTER
Urgent Care Center Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends only
2900 S. Commerce Pkwy., Weston, FL 33331
MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL DORAL OUTPATIENT CENTER
Urgent Care Center Hours: 3 to 10 p.m. weekdays
and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
3601 NW 107th Ave., Doral FL 33178
MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PALMETTO BAY OUTPATIENT CENTER
Urgent Care Center Hours: 1 to 10 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m.- 10p.m. Saturday and Sunday
17615 SW 97th Ave. (Franjo Road) Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WEST KENDALL OUTPATIENT CENTER
Urgent Care CEnter HOurs: 3 to 10 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
13400 SW 120th St., Suites 100 & 200
Miami, FL 33186
Sandra Rivera-Luciano, MD, MHSA, is the Urgent Care Medical Director of all Miami Children's Hospital Urgent Care Center locations.