Picture it: It’s late in the afternoon, and your child falls off his bike. You fear his arm may be broken. And his pediatrician’s office is closed. What are your options? You need a place that’s open nights, weekends and holidays, no appointment necessary, and a place where labs and X-rays can be done during the same visit to quickly diagnose your child and that information can be sent to his doctor. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has convenient locations throughout Atlanta that provide all of these services and quick access to pediatricians who specialize in caring just for kids.
Common reasons for a visit include minor cuts that need stiches, a broken bone, fever for children older than 2 months old and flu. Unlike retail clinics, Children’s Urgent Care Centers always have doctors and nurses who are specially trained to treat children from newborns to teens. If a bone is coming through the skin, take the child to the emergency department.
Choosing the right place to take a sick or injured child can be confusing. Use the key below to help choose when to visit a primary care provider, urgent care or the emergency department. Also visit choa.org/wait for urgent care and emergency department wait times — and to save your spot in line — at a Children’s Urgent Care Center.
• Best place for regular care
• When you have questions about your child’s health, call his doctor
• Visit during weekdays and by appointment for:
–Flu shots and other vaccines
–Common illnesses and minor injuries
• When your pediatrician isn’t available
• For minor injuries and illnesses
• Open when your primary care doctor’s office is closed, including nights, weekends and holidays
• No appointment needed
• For serious injuries or illnesses
• Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• No appointment needed
If you think your child’s illness or injury is life threatening, call 911.
From mending broken bones to treating colds, the pediatric team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. While other health care facilities might offer pediatric care, pediatrics has been the sole focus of Children’s for 100 years. Founded in 1915 in two rented cottages, Children’s has grown to three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations throughout metro Atlanta, including the Marcus Autism Center. It serves kids from all 159 counties in Georgia and has more than 850,000 patient visits each year. It is recognized as one of the top pediatric health care institutes in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
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