Pediatric Extended Care
Compassion Urgent Care serves the Lake Conway area by offering extended late night and weekend urgent and emergency care for children. Offering pediatric extended care during convenient hours allows us to be there when you need us most. Having our full-time pediatrician and nurse practitioner offering extended hours allows for increased comfort and trust for your family. Our goal is simple: great quality of care, great quality of service, and to be there when you need us most. Not only caring for you, but caring about you!
Hours (Extended Care)
Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9am - 1 pm
Walk-ins are welcome during extended care hours. However, if a sick visit is desired during daytime office hours, an appointment must be made.
Care services are reserved for those individuals who choose to Self-Pay, carry a Commercial insurance, or carry a Medicaid HMO with whom Compassion Pediatrics is listed as their Primary Care Physician (PCP). ATTENTION MEDICAID HMO FAMILIES - WE MUST BE LISTED AS YOUR CHILD'S PCP FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE SEEN DURING EXTENDED CARE HOURS. IF WE ARE NOT, YOU MAY CHANGE YOUR PCP WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY DURING THEIR BUSINESS HOURS. (FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON THE OFFICE INFORMATION TAB). THANK YOU!
What Do We Treat?
We care for children with the following symptoms, illnesses and minor injuries:
- Ear, nose and throat infections
- Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration
- Asthma exacerbations and respiratory infections
- Laceration repair (cuts and scrapes)
- Broken bones, sprains and dislocations
What services do we offer?
We're happy to serve your family by offering a number of medical and diagnostic services and treatment
- Sick visits
- Urgent Care
- Rapid diagnosis and on-site medical intervention for urgent care
- On-site X-ray
- IV fluid rehydration
- IV antibiotic therapy
- Laboratory studies
WHAT NEEDS EMERGENCY ROOM CARE?
- FEVER- NOT unless your child is under 2 months of age or has an elevated temperature secondary to environmental causes a fever itself is almost never a reason to go to the Emergency Department. Doing so causes the practitioners, who are there to deal with emergencies, to take their time to see a child who is not having an emergency. These children are often overlooked because they are in the incorrect setting, the individual on the bottom of the ladder is the one who has to see your child. The appropriate place to take your children would be to an urgent care or your PCP.
- HEAD TRAUMA- If your child has sustained a closed head injury and lost consciousness, has altered mental status, or is vomiting you SHOULD BE seen in the Emergency Department.
- COUGH/COLD/CONGESTION- NOT unless your child is having difficulty breathing. A cold is a common illness in children and rarely, if ever, requires an Emergency Department visit. This causes overcrowding of the ED and causes the providers to take time from more acute issues to deal with a child who isn't sick enough to be in the Emergency Department.
- ASTHMA- If your child is having cough or just minimal increased work of breathing an Urgent Care or PCP is a reasonable place for your child. If your child is having moderate to severe respiratory distress this could be a true emergency and may need Emergency Department care.