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For times when kids get sick or have an accident after hours, our team of pediatric-trained, experienced physicians, nurses and technicians are ready to help.
We realize that many urgent health care needs occur after hours when your child's primary care provider may not be available. In these cases, we offer pediatric urgent care services that are both convenient and comfortable for your child.
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Cook Children's Northeast Hospital - Urgent Care
6316 Precinct Line Road,
Hurst, TX 76054
Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sometimes an injury or an illness isn't life threatening but needs medical attention on the same day. If that's the case, and your doctor doesn't have office hours at the time, consider going to an urgent care center.
Urgent care centers usually allow you to walk in without an appointment, just as you would in an ER. But they're equipped and staffed to treat minor, non-life-threatening issues. Patients usually will be seen by a doctor and also may be able to get X-rays or blood drawn.
Most of these clinics offer extended hours on evenings and on weekends for patients to receive treatment when the family doctor is not available. Some are open 24 hours a day every day.
Some cases where you might take your child to an urgent care center include:
The doctors who work at freestanding urgent care centers often are ER doctors or family physicians who focus on treating adult and pediatric diseases. Some urgent care centers are also staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The ERs in many children's hospitals have special sections for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses that are similar to an urgent care center.
Find out about the urgent care centers near you — before a situation comes up — where you need to go to one. Your doctor may be able to recommend facilities in the area. In general, you should find a clinic that meets the state licensing requirements and is staffed by doctors who are board certified in their specialties, such as pediatrics, family medicine, or emergency medicine. Some of these clinics, in addition to accepting walk-in patients, allow you to call ahead to be seen. It's also a good idea to find out if the center accepts your family's insurance plan.
Talk with your doctor before your child gets sick about how to handle emergencies and inquire about the doctor's policy on addressing medical needs outside of office hours. Having that information ahead of time will mean one less thing to worry about when your child is sick.