Pediatric Urgent Care in El Cajon, CA
East County Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic provides the convenience of pediatric urgent care when your pediatrician is not available and you want to avoid the long waits at an ER. Visit us now to get comprehensive and specialized care. For more information, contact us or book a visit, or simply walk in and see us! We are conveniently located at 1625 E Main St # 100, El Cajon, CA 92021.
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When should I take my baby or child to an urgent care pediatrician?
Can I take my child to see an immediate care doctor if my pediatrician is not available?
What conditions/diseases can a pediatric urgent care doctor treat for kids?
Can I see an urgent care children’s doctor without an appointment?
Why is it better to visit an urgent care pediatrician than the ER?
Injuries or illnesses to your child can happen at inconvenient times, and sometimes they require urgent medical care. If your child suffers an injury or illness that is non-life-threatening, and you are unable to see your regular pediatrician, pediatric urgent care is your best alternative. At East County Urgent Care, we have experienced pediatric doctors who will tend to your child with expert and compassionate care.
If you are unable to take your baby or child to see your regular pediatrician for an urgent medical issue that is not life-threatening, you should consider bringing them to an urgent care pediatrician. If your baby is a newborn and is sick or is experiencing any other urgent medical issue, it is recommended that you take them to the nearest emergency room.
If your pediatrician is unavailable to see your child, an urgent care doctor would be the next best choice. While your pediatrician will know your child’s medical history and you will have a level of familiarity with them, illnesses or injuries to your child can be unpredictable and occur after hours, or at a time when your pediatrician does not have any available slots open. In these times, an immediate care doctor is a convenient and quality option.
At East County Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic, our pediatric urgent care doctors will treat anything from the common cold and flu to bone fractures and minor lacerations. We also treat asthma, bug and animal bites, burns, bronchitis, strep throat, pink eye, ear infections, and other illnesses.
One of the greatest benefits of urgent care clinics is that they operate on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. As such, appointments are not necessary to see an urgent care pediatrician. All you need to do is bring your child in with their health information, and you will be next in line to see a doctor.
Unless you have reason to believe that your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, it is likely in your best interest to avoid the emergency room by choosing to visit an urgent care pediatrician, instead.
With urgent care, you will spend less and have shorter wait times than you would with an emergency room visit. A visit to an emergency room can cost five times more than a visit to an urgent care clinic for the same issue. Emergency rooms are also required to prioritize patients with life-threatening conditions. If your child needs urgent medical care for an issue that is not life-threatening, you will likely have to wait an extended period of time before you are triaged and able to see a doctor. Additionally, your child will be exposed to more communicable diseases in an emergency room than they would be at an urgent care clinic.
If you would like to know more about the services we offer at East County Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic, please give us a call. If you would like to bring your child in, our clinic is located at 1625 E Main St # 100, El Cajon, CA 92021. We serve patients from El Cajon CA, Wells Park CA, Rancho San Diego CA, Hillsdale CA, Alpine CA, Santee CA, Jamul CA, and BEYOND.
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