Pediatric Urgent Care For Infants Questions and Answers
For parents, having a sick kid and not knowing where to take them for treatment is a scary situation to be in. Luckily Night Lite Pediatrics has several urgent care locations throughout Florida, as well as a telemedicine line to help with all of your infant’s urgent medical needs. To find a location near you, click here or call us for more information.
What is a Pediatric Urgent Care For Infants?
Pediatric urgent care offers the same high level of medical care that you would get through an urgent care center but with a team that is focused on the medical care and needs of younger patients from babies through to late teens. At Night Lite Pediatrics, we have a full staff of doctors and nurses who are educated, trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating young children and provide medical care for patients up to the age of 21. For many infants and young children, having to go to the doctor for any reason can be a scary experience. Pediatric nurses and doctors are not only trained in diagnosing and treating medical conditions that are common in children, but also in using gentle, calming techniques to help their young patients feel more comfortable. It can also be tricky to perform tests on infants who don’t understand what is going on and don’t sit still very well but a pediatric urgent care team will have tricks they can use to be able to perform the necessary tests and get the required samples for a proper diagnosis. Since Night Lite Pediatrics is an urgent care, they are able to perform several diagnostic tests on site and get results right away to get families everything they need in one visit.
What can be treated at a Pediatric Urgent Care?
A pediatric urgent care can provide any and all medical services that an urgent care center offers, but for patients aged 21 or under. The medical team in a pediatric urgent care will be familiar with common childhood illnesses to be able to quickly and accurately provide a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. Urgent care can be used for any medical condition that is not considered to be life-threatening. Life-threatening illnesses and injuries require immediate medical attention through a hospital emergency room and parents, or caregivers need to call 911 immediately. For less serious conditions that still require medical attention within 24 hours, urgent care is there. At Night Lite Pediatrics, we are able to examine your child based on their symptoms to form a basis for a diagnosis. Additional diagnostic or lab tests may be needed to confirm the diagnosis, which our team is able to perform and process onsite as part of your visit. Urgent care wait times are typically shorter than those of an emergency room, which can be especially important with a sick, restless child who needs care. A variety of illnesses and injuries can be treated through an urgent care including allergic reactions, asthma attacks, stomach bugs, pink eye, earaches and ear infections, bits and rashes, fever, sore throat, cuts, burns, minor fractures and many more.
Do I need an appointment to see a doctor at Night Lite Pediatrics?
Night Lite Pediatrics offers walk-in urgent care treatment to patients 21 years of age and younger, meaning that no appointment is required in order to see one of our doctors. We are open 7 days a week, with late night hours every day. It never fails that an illness or injury in a child happens after regular walk-in clinic hours have finished for the day. We provide a convenient, cost effective option to seek out medical treatment for any non-life-threatening condition for patients of all ages from babies through to 21 years old. We have 9 locations open late to service the Greater Orlando, FL area as well as 4 additional, conveniently located urgent care centers to service West Melbourne, Greater Jacksonville and Port St Lucie. We also offer telemedicine services if you are unable to get to one of our locations but require urgent medical assistance for your child. Our team knows that illnesses and injuries are a common part of childhood and that they never happen at a time that is convenient for receiving medical care. Night Lite Pediatrics ensures that you have options for treatment of your child without having to go to an emergency room, with potentially long wait times, to receive medical attention.
We serve patients from Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, and Port St Lucie Florida areas.