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Urgent Care for Children

Urgent Care for Children

Illness doesn’t happen only during regular business hours. You and your family need a trusted resource to respond to your child’s healthcare concerns when you can’t see your pediatrician or whenever the urgency of your child’s illness demands prompt attention.

High-Quality Urgent Care for Kids Close to Home

Choose Kids First Urgent Care to get expert after-hours care for children from board-certified and board-eligible pediatricians and specialists, the highly trained doctors who know how to treat children’s growing bodies. You’ll find convenient Kids First locations in Oklahoma City and Edmond.

Oklahoma’s Most Comprehensive Pediatric Practice

While the best healthcare for your child starts with your primary care doctor or pediatrician, you want that same level of exceptional care when your child experiences an unexpected or urgent health situation. That’s why you want to work with Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric practice for urgent care after hours.

At Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, you gain access to more pediatric healthcare specialists and subspecialists than anywhere else in Oklahoma or the surrounding region. So, if additional care is needed, you can connect directly to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, Oklahoma’s only hospital, created especially for children, as well as our nationally verified Level 1 trauma center and pediatric critical care unit.

Services at Urgent Care Clinics

Rely on OU Health’s urgent care clinics for after-hours services such as:

  • Asthma therapy
  • Broken bone evaluation – Splinting and stabilization only
  • Common childhood illnesses – Treatment for colds, flu, strep throat and more
  • Laboratory – Onsite services for complete blood count (CBC), blood chemistries, rapid strep test, urinalysis, rapid influenza test, rapid RSV test, monospot test
  • Minor wounds or cuts and burn treatment
  • Sports injury – Initial evaluation and treatment
  • X-ray services – Routine imaging for chest and extremities

If an urgent care examination or assessment indicates that your child needs hospitalization, we contact the emergency department at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital to plan for immediate evaluation to determine if admission is recommended to the hospital of your choice.

Following your urgent care visit, your primary care physician receives a comprehensive report including details about X-ray and lab results, diagnosis and treatments provided.

Prep for Your Visit – Fast!

First time visiting urgent care? Help speed the process when you take just a few minutes to download, print and fill out the simple Kids First Patient Packet and bring it along when you come to the clinic.

COVID-19 Precautions for Your Visit

During the pandemic, you benefit from the extra precautions you’ll find at our offices to help keep you and your family safe. At this time, that means only one caregiver can accompany a child into the clinic.

When you arrive at the urgent care clinic, call (405) 751-5437, option 1 for Edmond or option 2 for N. May/Oklahoma City, to receive a phone screening for yourself and your child before entering the building.

Services at Your Pediatrician’s Office

Your pediatrician or primary care doctor remains the best choice for services such as:

  • Chronic illness and symptom evaluation and treatment – Builds on your pediatrician’s comprehensive medical history with your child
  • Immunizations and routine vaccines – Provided by your pediatrician as an important part of regular well-child examinations; urgent care provides only vaccines needed to treat an injury
  • Sports physicals – Expands your child’s medical history with your pediatrician

Urgent Care, Emergency Care or Primary Care?

Here’s how to decide which type of care your child needs:

  • Urgent care – Prompt care for typical childhood health conditions or minor injuries when you can’t reach your primary care doctor or pediatrician after hours; includes symptoms of colds and flu, minor or non-life-threatening allergic reactions, asthma therapy, poison ivy, insect bites and stings, sprains or broken bones, muscle strains, minor cuts or burns
  • Emergency care – Call 911 right away for immediate care of severe injury or illness with signs such as uncontrolled bleeding, seizure, trouble breathing or unconsciousness
  • Primary care – Regular check-ups and well-child visits to maintain your child’s health from infancy through adolescence; prompt attention for a wide range of children’s health conditions, including fever over 100.4 degrees F, rash, vomiting or diarrhea that lasts more than a few hours, severe sore throat or trouble swallowing, blood in urine or stool, ear discharge or ear pain with fever, limping or inability to move an arm or leg, cough that doesn’t improve within days, inability to sleep or drink

Online Health Resources for Kids & Teens

Explore the extensive online resources in our StayWell eHealth Library for Children or comprehensive StayWell eHealth Library to learn more about a wide range of children’s health conditions, as well as guidelines for keeping your family healthy and well.

Call to Enter the Clinic

When you arrive at your Kids First Urgent Care clinic, call to enter:
(405) 751-5437
Option 1 for Edmond
Option 2 for N. May/Oklahoma City

For any feedback or concerns, please call (405) 271-8001, extension 31228.
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