Are the kids catching more than the holiday spirit…From flu to falls, here are Three Tips to Choosing the Right Urgent Care for Kids and why we love Children’s Health PM Pediatrics!
From having a cold, breaking a bone or for the times you don’t know exactly what’s happening to your little one, you want nothing more than to get your kids healthy and quick.
Unfortunately, it’s never convenient – it’s late at night, halfway through that LONG meeting or when you can’t even think about getting into your pediatrician’s office.
So in an act of desperation – you end up thinking up all the ways you can make it better – from calling friends, googling ideas or even thinking of how you might “bump” into the doctor at the supermarket in hopes they just have their doctor’s bag in hand.
Don’t worry – we’ve all been there and have all done it.
But when looking for Urgent Care for kids you really need to be considering:
- Where will my kid be treated with the best care possible?
- How quick can I get my kid in?
- Where will my kid feel comfortable so we can make this bad day a little bit better?
Where will my kid be treated with the best care possible?
While there are plenty of Urgent Care options in DFW, when it comes to kids, you really should only consider an Urgent Care that is designed just for kids. They are specially trained to provide care for kids – and there is always a pediatrician on site.
From sports injuries, infections, fractures, flu and all the other stuff in between, with a staff of board-certified pediatricians and pediatric emergency physicians, Children’s Health PM Urgent Care is ready to serve your family. Plus with onsite digital x-ray, EKG and labs, there’s a lot that can happen here. And in the case that it can’t, this team can get your child where they need to be – and quickly.
How quick can I get my kid in?
It’s never planned to be sick or hurt, so it’s going to be inconvenient. It’s about providing a service when your pediatrician isn’t available but your kid needs medical attention. Children’s Health PM Urgent Care is open 365 days a year AND from noon – midnight (so the times that really do count!) And since families are always busy, you don’t want to just sit there for hours in a lobby, hoping to get in sometime. With both an online reservation system, guests can check in to hold a spot in line and avoid as much wait time as possible.
Where will my kid feel comfortable to make this bad day the best it can be?
So it’s never a great day when a child is sick or hurt…but when there are pediatric experts who make it a better day with experience working with kids, you know you’re in the right spot. Especially when that right spot goes even further to make it a better day – like familiar faces on the TV screen, happy murals on the wall, and quite possibly a popsicle in the fridge – you know you’ve found the right urgent care that really does care for your kid (and you).
Now that Children’s Health and PM Pediatrics, the nation’s largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care, have joined forces to open Children’s Health PM Urgent Care – they’re making it even easier to get the care you need, when you need it, where you need it and how you need it. They now have locations in McKinney, The Colony and Flower Mound.
While I would never wish anything bad upon your kiddos to get to experience Children’s Health PM Urgent Care, I know that when something happens – and with kids it often does – Children’s Health PM Urgent Care is there to help make it better.
My first experience with Children’s
My first real experience with the Children’s Health commitment to care was actually before I had a kid at all.
For most first-time mamas, the delivery experience at the hospital includes an OB, a few nurses, a few family / friends with a lot of anxiety followed by pain followed by happiness and then 2-3 days later you go home with your bundle of joy…
For me, that wasn’t the case at all.
After an 18 hour delivery, my tired state (I wasn’t human at this point) looked at a 15+ person team of doctors that once my OB delivered my son, immediately rushed my brand new bundle of joy through the doors of my hospital to the adjoining hospital at Children’s Medical Center (now Children’s Health.)
There, for the next almost month, my husband and I lived at the hospital waiting, hoping and praying our son with a Congenital Heart Defect would finally get to go home with us. During this time, we grew close to the Children’s staff throughout the round-the-clock care. Needless to say, when we finally were released from Children’s on that hot summer day in July, I cried. Hard. Not just because I was finally getting to bring my baby home…but because I was leaving my Children’s family.
11 years later, I realized I never left my Children’s family. They’re always there. For us, we still visit the hospital once a year for my son’s annual heart check-up, and now I know that through Children’s Health PM Urgent Care locations they’ll be there when we need them to help with unexpected illness or injury.
That’s the way it is at Children’s and that’s why Children’s is our trusted health care provider – planned and not so planned.