Childhood always comes with its share of bumps and bruises. Kids have an uncanny way of hurting themselves, as they run, jump, and play with joyful abandon. Dealing with scrapes, broken bones, and stuffy noses is simply a part of having kids, but when do they tend to get hurt the most? Seemingly, often right when we’re especially busy or under a lot of stress! Thankfully, there is another, better option than the emergency room, when it comes to treating minor conditions of childhood.
That’s your local urgent care or immediate care facility!
While urgent care options may not have the resources to deal with life-threatening emergencies or perform major surgeries, they can offer just about everything else. Which more than covers the bases for the vast majority of parents and kids out there. Plus, urgent care is often much cheaper and quicker than a trip to the ER.
How can your neighborhood urgent care clinic serve you and your family? Let’s explore the ways!
Immediate care facilities like DuPage can offer a wide range of both acute and routine/preventative medical services, including regular physical exams and vaccinations. We can also treat things like:
- Allergic reactions
- Scrapes, bumps, and bruises
- Food poisoning
- Seasonal allergies
- Colds and flus
- Nose bleeds
- Bronchitis and coughs
- Earaches and ear infections
- Pink eye
- Strep throat
- Much more!
Seeking timely treatment for your child’s illnesses or injuries is important, to prevent serious complications. Because your child’s brain, organs, and immune system are still developing, professional medical care should always be a priority. Thankfully, your local urgent care clinic can handle all the most common childhood health issues!
Do you know where your nearest urgent care facility is? Make sure you have the address and phone number handy, for the next time your kiddo scrapes their knee or gets a stomachache!
DuPage Immediate Care is proud to serve the parents and children of Oakbrook Terrace. Walk-ins and appointments accepted.