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Why would my child need to go to the Pediatrics Urgent Care Clinic?

Pediatric urgent care is an option for those times when your child is unable to be seen by his or her primary care pediatrician on the day that you would like. Unlike the Emergency Department that treats very serious conditions or injuries, urgent care is for a more timely treatment of more common, nonemergent medical conditions and injuries.

Although we prefer that you call for an appointment, walk-ins will not be turned away. Appointments allow us to stay on time and serve you better. However, there may be times when patient care gets us behind. Our call center will facilitate getting the appointment and time that you need. If you are new to the pediatric practices at Scott & White, please be sure to let the appointment personnel know.

What kinds of conditions are treated at the Pediatrics Urgent Care Clinic?

We see established Scott & White patients and new patients. Board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners treat the following:

  • Fevers
  • Sore throats
  • Coughs and runny noses
  • Most minor cuts, bruises, sprains, and sports injuries
  • Rashes
  • All nonemergent medical problems that warrant not waiting for an appointment with your child’s physician or specialist

*NOTE: Suspected child abuse and true emergencies must go to the Emergency Department.

What makes Scott & White urgent care different?

Caregivers at the Pediatrics Urgent Care Clinic are board certified and specially trained in treating infants, children, and adolescents. Our support staff understand the special needs of these patients.

Our services are highly integrated by electronic medical records and easily transition to the McLane Children’s Hospital at Scott & White. Information about your visit can be readily available for your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care pediatrician, we would be glad to help you to establish care with one at Scott & White.

Scott & White accepts most insurance plans.