If your doctor’s office closes at 5 pm and you don’t want to wait hours in the emergency room, consider another alternative. When your child cuts a knee in a sudden fall or suffers an injury while playing their favorite sport, you may need pediatric urgent care for immediate attention.
Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine (MCAM) operates a children’s urgent care clinic conveniently located in Jackson, MS. Your child can receive prompt care from experienced pediatricians in a calm, soothing setting designed for teenagers and young patients. No appointment is needed and all insurances are accepted.
As a parent, you may have many questions about pediatric urgent care and when is it better to come to us instead of going to the doctor’s office or ER. That’s why we’ve put together the following FAQs.
What Is Pediatric Urgent Care?
Many parents report that urgent care is much less expensive than going to the ER. If you have a child aged 19 or younger, pediatric urgent care can save you time and money. At the same time, your child receives caring assistance from doctors with years of training for this specialized role.
Should I Go to a Children’s Urgent Care Clinic or the ER?
It depends on the illness or injury. If your child has a life-threatening health condition, go to the emergency room, or consider calling 911 for an ambulance, as the situation warrants. Pediatric urgent care centers treat most acute, non-emergency conditions.
What Conditions Do Urgent Care Pediatricians Treat?
MCAM’s children’s urgent care clinic treat cuts, broken bones (x-rays available), fever, and numerous other conditions, as follows:
- Coughs, colds, and flu
- Earaches and sore throats
- Pink eye
- Stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Sports injuries including sprains and strains
- Asthma attacks
- Allergic reactions (minor)
- Urinary tract infections
- Poison ivy
Where Can I Find Pediatric Urgent Care Near Me?
The Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine Urgent Care Clinic is located in the Belhaven Building at 1200 N. State Street, Suite 180 in Jackson, MS. When your child is hurt or sick, every minute counts. Visit our walk-in clinic when you can’t wait for an appointment within your doctor’s office hours or after hours.
Can Urgent Care Pediatricians Prescribe Medication?
Yes, your child can get the medication they need with the help of our pediatricians. MCAM’s board-certified pediatricians evaluate your child’s symptoms prior to writing prescriptions.
Can Urgent Care Doctors Do Stitches?
Pediatric urgent care doctors can stitch up minor injuries. However, for severe injuries with profuse bleeding, you may need to go to the ER.
What Are MCAM’s Hours of Operation?
Your doctor’s office might close at 5 pm, but we don’t. Our children’s urgent care clinic is open late and every day of the week including most holidays. The hours of operation are:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Let your child benefit from the MCAM advantage!
Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine provides pediatric urgent care to children ages 19 and under. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also contact us online to book an appointment.