Kids & Teens Medical Group
Pediatrics located in Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia,
La Canada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys & Whittier, CA

Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Kids & Teens Medical Group
Urgent Care in Los Angeles

When you have concerns for your child’s health but don’t have an appointment, urgent care offers focused, convenient care and attention to your child from newborn to young adult. Kids & Teens Medical Group offers urgent care services seven days a week from its offices in the Greater Los Angeles area: Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Encino, and Whittier, California. If your child needs same-day urgent care, call, walk in, or request an appointment online at your preferred location today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a service of Kids & Teens Medical Group that offers convenient, same-day diagnosis and treatment to children with non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Urgent care provides focused assessment and medical attention when you don't want to put off a visit to the pediatrician until the next day.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), most pediatric visits to the emergency room are non-life-threatening. Urgent care offers a quick and easy way for your child to see a pediatric specialist without long waits at the hospital when your concern is not an emergency. 

At Kids & Teens Medical Group, you can make an urgent care visit by walking in or scheduling a telehealth visit from 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and 9 am to 6 pm on Sundays. 

When should I use urgent care for my child?

You can utilize urgent care anytime you have non-life-threatening concerns for your newborn to young adult, including:

  • Sore throat or congestion

  • Cough or cold symptoms

  • Flu or strep symptoms 

  • Sports injuries, sprains, or strains

  • Pink eye

  • Skin infection, rash, or hives

  • Minor burns or lacerations

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea 

  • Ear pain or drainage

  • Urinary tract infection 

An urgent care visit focuses on diagnosing and treating the presenting symptoms or conditions. It is better to schedule well-child visits, school or sports physicals, or in-depth consultations for another time. 

What happens during an urgent care visit? 

During an urgent care visit, the Kids & Teens Medical Group team: 

  • Records your child's height and weight

  • Collects vital signs

  • Assesses the health concern 

  • Orders diagnostic studies, such as strep or flu test

  • Prescribes medications or other treatments

  • Schedules a follow-up visit, if needed

  • Provides a school or work excuse, if needed

If your child needs more emergent or specialized care, the team coordinates with their health care team to ensure they receive the services they need as quickly as possible. 

When is urgent care not the best option?

Urgent care is best for non-life-threatening, minor illnesses or injuries. Some conditions require a higher level of care and visit to the emergency room. You should take your child to the emergency room rather than urgent care if they have: 

  • Seizures 

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Sudden shortness of breath

  • Severe difficulty breathing

  • Major trauma, bleeding, or injury

  • Head injury with vomiting or loss of consciousness 

  • Severe burns or lacerations

  • High fever with a stiff neck

  • Sudden change in speech, sight, or coordination

If your infant is younger than two months old and has a fever of 100.4℉ or higher, seek emergency care rather than urgent care. 

For convenient, focused urgent care, call, walk in, or request an appointment online with Kids & Teens Medical Group today. 

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