Pediatric Urgent Care Specialist

Commonwealth Medical Center

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Arlington, VA

Does your child have a health emergency that isn’t life-threatening, and you don’t want to take them to the emergency room? Consider Commonwealth Medical Center, located in Arlington, Virginia, which offers urgent care for your little one. Pediatric urgent care is a child-friendly alternative to the emergency room, which can be loud, hectic, stressful, and unsanitary. Commonwealth Medical Center accepts walk-in appointments at its pediatric urgent care. Come see them today.

Pediatric Urgent Care Q&A

What can pediatric urgent care centers treat?

The pediatric urgent care unit at Commonwealth Medical Center can treat conditions and injuries including, but not limited to:

  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Influenza and the common cold
  • Ear infections
  • Vomiting/nausea and diarrhea
  • Respiratory infections
  • The stomach flu
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Allergy attacks that aren’t life-threatening

What services do pediatric urgent care centers provide?

Commonwealth Medical Center’s pediatric urgent care unit can offer services such as:

  • Stitches
  • Flu shots
  • Allergy shots
  • Blood tests and labs
  • X-ray testing
  • Rapid cold and flu testing
  • Physical exams
  • Sports physical exams

Note that sometimes, the emergency room is your only choice. If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, take them to the emergency room right away or call 911.

What’re the advantages of pediatric urgent care?

Pediatric urgent care offers many advantages over traditional doctor visits and emergency room trips. First, you don’t have to schedule your visit there, but can instead walk in and get treated the same day. Second, it offers treatment after regular business hours and on weekends.

While emergency rooms offer the same advantages, pediatric urgent care is still preferable to them on many occasions. That’s because emergency room visits can be extremely expensive, with unpredictable wait times. In addition, the emergency waiting room can be a very scary place for kids.

In contrast, the pediatric urgent care center at Commonwealth Medical Center offers a space designed specifically to treat children. The doctors, nurses, and other staff members there are kind and patient, and do their best to make your child feel comfortable.

At the emergency room, children probably won’t see a pediatric specialist, but at a pediatric urgent care, they will. Pediatric urgent cares are also significantly less expensive, with much shorter wait times.

If your child has sustained a mild or moderate injury or is suffering from a mild or moderate illness, consider bringing them into the pediatric urgent care area at Commonwealth Medical Center. Commonwealth Medical Center accepts most insurances and sees your child that day. Don’t wait around until the weekend is over, and don’t put yourself in debt at the emergency room. Walk into Commonwealth Medical Center’s pediatric urgent care today.