On Jan. 18, Seattle Children’s opened a walk-in Urgent Care Clinic at the Seattle Children’s Mill Creek Clinic in Mill Creek, Wash. The new Urgent Care provides treatment for children, teens and young adults ages 0-21 needing non-emergency medical care in the evenings, on weekends and during the holidays. No appointments or referrals are necessary.
Children’s newest Urgent Care will be staffed by board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners. Urgent Care at Seattle Children’s Mill Creek Clinic adds to Children’s other Urgent Care locations in Bellevue and Seattle.
Having urgent care clinics in places like Mill Creek and Bellevue not only brings the world-class care Children’s offers closer to families’ homes; it also reduces the number of patients who would otherwise need to come to the Laurelhurst campus for care.
Children’s Urgent Care Clinics are not intended for serious or life-threatening emergencies. In the event that a child being seen at a Children’s Urgent Care Clinic has an emergent medical need, the patient will be transferred to an Emergency Room (ER).
Because it can be confusing for parents to decide whether to go to the ER or Urgent Care, Children’s developed a guide to help parents. You can read it here.
Hours of operation for Urgent Care at Seattle Children’s Mill Creek Clinic will be the same as Children’s Urgent Care Clinics in Bellevue and Seattle: Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patients typically have a shorter wait time and a lower out-of-pocket expense than a visit to the ER. Notes from a child’s visit will be faxed to his or her primary care provider within 24 hours.
To learn more about Seattle Children’s urgent care clinics, visit seattlechildrens.org.
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