Pediatric Urgent Care

West Hills Urgent Care

Urgent Care & MediSpa located in West Hills, CA

Accidents and illnesses are unpredictable and don’t always match your pediatrician’s office hours. If your child needs urgent medical attention for an injury or illness, Philip H. Lee, DO, and the team at West Hills Urgent Care specializes in pediatric urgent care and provides the medical attention and treatments your child needs to feel better. For pediatric urgent care at the West Hills, California, office, call or walk-in today.

Pediatric Urgent Care Q & A

What is pediatric urgent care?

Kids get sick and injure themselves. Though your child’s illness or injury may not require a visit to the emergency room, they may need immediate medical attention. At West Hills Urgent Care, the team offers pediatric urgent care, so your child gets the quick medical attention they need without having to wait hours in the emergency room. 

The team at West Hills Urgent Care offers same-day pediatric urgent care appointments, as well as doctor’s notes for your child’s school. 

When should I seek pediatric urgent care?

The experienced team at West Hills Urgent Care offers expert care for many pediatric urgent care needs. You should bring your child to the office for the management of:

  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • Asthma
  • Abscess
  • Bites
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Wound care
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Styes
  • Skin rash
  • Cough
  • Allergies
  • Strep throat

Though the urgent care experts at West Hills Urgent Care can manage many common pediatric health concerns, some issues may require emergency medical attention. If your child has a life-threatening condition or symptoms, such as a head injury, shortness of breath, or large open wound, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. 

What can I expect during pediatric urgent care?

You can expect comprehensive care for your child when you come in to see the experts at West Hills Urgent Care for a pediatric urgent care visit. The state-of-the-art office uses cutting edge technology and treatments to ensure your child gets the care they need quickly.

During your appointment, your provider asks detailed questions about your child's urgent medical needs and reviews the medical history and types of medication, if any, your child is taking. Your provider then evaluates your child and requests additional testing to confirm or rule out a health concern, such as a urinalysis, bloodwork, X-rays, or ultrasound.

If the team at West Hills Urgent Care suspects your child has the flu or strep throat, they run a rapid test that provides results within 10-15 minutes.

After the exam, your provider treats any urgent needs, such as cleaning and closing wounds or breathing treatments for asthma. Your provider also writes prescriptions as needed, as well as instructions for at-home care specific to your child’s needs.

For pediatric urgent care, call West Hills Urgent Care or come right to the office. Same-day appointments are available.