When to use the emergency room - child

Emergency room - child; Emergency department - child; Urgent care - child; ER - when to use

Whenever your child is sick or injured, you need to decide how serious the problem is and how soon to get medical care. This will help you choose whether it is best to call your doctor, go to an urgent care clinic, or go to an emergency department right away.

It pays to think about the right place to go. Treatment in an emergency department can cost 2 to 3 times more than the same care in your doctor's office. Think about this and the other issues listed below when deciding.

Signs of an Emergency

When to go to an Urgent Care Clinic

If you are not Sure, Talk to Someone

Prepare now