If your child has an illness or minor injury after the office is closed, after-hours care offers quality pediatric treatment when you need it. Omolara Abitoye, MD, and the team at Acclaim Pediatrics in Grand Prairie, Texas, offers after-hours care to assess, diagnose, and treat your child’s symptoms or illness on evenings and weekends. For quality after-hours care, call or schedule an appointment online today.
After-hours care, also called urgent care, focuses on diagnosis and treatment for non-life-threatening illness or injury outside of regular business hours.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 65% of all emergency room visits occur after 5 pm. Most pediatric visits to the emergency room are non-life-threatening and could be managed well in your pediatrician's office.
Acclaim Pediatrics offers quality after-hours care on evenings and weekends so that you can avoid the emergency room when your child's issue isn't an emergency.
Acclaim Pediatrics offers after-hours care for children from infant to young adult who have minor conditions, such as:
Much like a sick visit during regular business hours, after-hours care focuses just on the presenting problem, so it isn't an appropriate time for well-child exams or sports physicals.
With after-hours care, the Acclaim Pediatrics team provides focused assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of your child's symptoms, by:
If your child needs more specialized or emergency care, the team coordinates their care to ensure they get what they need as quickly as possible.
After-hours care is excellent for minor concerns that need quick attention but aren't life-threatening. However, some conditions require more focused, emergent treatment, and a visit to the emergency room is best.
You should go to the emergency room, rather than after-hours care if your child has:
If your infant is younger than two months old and has a rectal temperature of 100.4℉ or more, you must seek emergency medical attention rather than after-hours care.
For quality after-hours care, call or schedule an appointment online with Acclaim Pediatrics today.