Urgent Med Housecalls offers mobile urgent care for children of all ages. Services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Rapid response is available upon a first-to-call basis. Appointments are not required. Night services are available for our established patients and clients, and in many cases are available to first time requesters. Our board certified emergency physicians are highly experienced practitioners of pediatric emergency and urgent care, so that your child’s care is in competent hands. Most of our providers are experienced parents as well.
What We Bring to You and Your Child
Our physicians carry mobile medical equipment specifically designed for pediatrics. Smaller sized blood pressure cuffs and appropriate temperature measurement is available. Orthopedic splinting for smaller children is available, as well as suturing (stitches) capability. Pediatric medications are brought to you so that a trip to the pharmacy is usually not necessary. For those who prefer to obtain medications from the pharmacy, we offer written or telephoned prescriptions.
Pediatric Problems that We Commonly Treat
Most requests for pediatric urgent care service that we receive involve sore throat, earache, cough, fever, vomiting, minor cuts and sprains. For children who require procedures such as wound repair or stitches, the child must be able to cooperate for the procedure since our doctor’s are working solo and an extra set of hands to help hold the child will not usually not be available. We accept patients with other illnesses and injuries upon a case by case basis. If your child sounds potentially serious ill we will always refer to your nearest emergency room or pediatric emergency department when available. When we do evaluate and treat your child, with your permission, we will communicate with your primary pediatrician to help optimize followup care.
The Pediatric Urgent Care Housecall Advantage
Our services are requested by parents for a variety of reasons. Perhaps most commonly we are called by solo parents or child caregivers who have multiple children to supervise. Taking more than one child to the doctor’s office, clinic or emergency room, and then having to travel to a pharmacy is always a chore. Many parents prefer to avoid public waiting rooms because of the potential for exposure to other illnesses. Waiting hours for medical care with a small child in the public space setting is disruptive to the child’s natural eat/sleep rhythms. Intoxicated and/or behavior-challenged adults can pose a safety hazard for children and other persons in the public waiting rooms and other spaces of many emergency departments.
For serious or life threatening conditions, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.