Pediatric Urgent Care

Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic & Primary Care Providers located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pediatric Urgent Care

The team of expert providers at Plantation Urgent Care Center offers convenient and comprehensive pediatric urgent care in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Serving children of all ages, the team provides supportive services that help you avoid waiting to see a primary care provider or a costly emergency room visit. If your child is under the weather or experiencing pain, use the convenient walk-in service or schedule an appointment online or by phone.

Pediatric Urgent Care Q & A

When do I need pediatric urgent care?

It’s important to seek out immediate care if your child displays the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 103° F or higher (100.4° F or higher for a baby under three months old) 
  • Trouble breathing 
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • No tears, dry mouth, or not urinating
  • Extreme sleepiness 
  • Consistent crying and need for consoling (for babies) 
  • Rash
  • Severe headache or earache 
  • Vision or hearing loss 
  • Swollen stomach
  • Severe pain

Depending on the severity of your child’s symptoms, your provider may encourage you to seek emergency care at the nearest hospital. 

What can pediatric urgent care treat?

Plantation Urgent Care Center treats the following injuries:

  • Wounds requiring stitches
  • Nose bleeds in babies
  • Minor burns
  • Allergic reactions 
  • Broken bones, sprains, and other minor trauma
  • Corneal abrasions 
  • Bug bites
  • Ongoing pain

The team can diagnose and treat illnesses such as:

  • Asthma 
  • Bronchitis and wheezing 
  • Congestion and upper respiratory infections
  • Whooping cough
  • Dehydration 
  • Cough, cold, and flu
  • Chickenpox
  • Ear and eye infections 
  • Pink eye
  • Eczema 
  • Rashes 
  • Fever
  • Measles
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach flu
  • Sore throat and strep throat

The providers can also administer flu, COVID-19, and other vaccines.

What can I expect from a pediatric urgent care visit?

First, the provider checks your child’s vitals, including their temperature, blood pressure, and pulse. They use a stethoscope to listen to their lungs and heart and detect any abnormalities. 

Then, they ask about your child’s medical history. Communicate their symptoms and how long they’ve been happening. 

Your provider may recommend taking a blood or urine test to help determine the cause of their illness. 

The team has multiple fast-acting treatment options to reduce any pain and anxiety your child is experiencing. They may offer ice packs, splinting, or medications for severe pain. These medications are easy to take and come in liquid form or nasal sprays.

The provider may also prescribe antibiotics, topical creams, and lifestyle changes like rest and hydration.

Depending on your child’s diagnosis, their provider may recommend seeking out a primary care provider, specialist, or visiting a hospital. 

If your child needs urgent care, utilize Plantation Urgent Care Center’s walk-in services or schedule an appointment online or by phone.