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After Hours Care Specialist

KID-DOC Pediatrics -  - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

KID-DOC Pediatrics

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

If your son or daughter develops an illness or experiences an injury at night or on the weekend, you can still receive prompt treatment thanks to after hours care. KID-DOC proudly offers after hours care to children and teens requiring medical attention outside of the practice’s traditional appointment blocks. To schedule a consultation for your child, call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book online.

After Hours Care Q&A

What is after hours care?

After hours care refers to medical appointments that occur outside of KID-DOC Pediatrics normal office hours. This includes evenings and early mornings.

The caring team knows that accidents, injuries, and illnesses occur when you least expect them. As a result, it’s important you have access to your son or daughter’s pediatrician in the event of an emergency. 

If your child wakes up with a sore throat, severe stomach ache, or a high fever, make an after hours care appointment. Taking quick action can lower the risk of uncomfortable side-effects and ensure your son or daughter remains healthy.

What conditions does after hours care treat?

After hours care at KID-DOC Pediatrics covers a wide range of illnesses and common childhood injuries, including:

  • Allergies and asthma
  • Cuts and burns
  • Bug bites
  • Colds
  • The flu
  • Ear infections
  • Pink eye
  • Sinus infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Nausea and diarrhea
  • Welts or widespread rashes

The KID-DOC Pediatrics providers also offer after hours care appointments to treat sports-related injuries like sprains and strains. For lacerations that won’t stop bleeding, the team also provides stitches and sutures.

When should I make an after hours care appointment?

Many childhood injuries and illnesses respond to conservative, at-home treatment measures including rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking over-the-counter pain medications. However, if your son or daughter’s symptoms persist or get worse over a few hours, don’t wait to make an appointment at KID-DOC Pediatrics. 

Without proper treatment, high fevers, severe allergic reactions, or intense abdominal pain can lead to serious complications, including loss of consciousness or the need for hospitalization.

When it comes to your child, it’s always better to be safe. Call KID-DOC Pediatrics, explain your child’s symptoms, and the caring staff will provide you with tips to manage pain or other uncomfortable side-effects on your way to the office.

The caring KID-DOC Pediatrics team will make every effort to get you in as soon as possible, even if it’s late at night or on the weekend. Your child’s health and well-being is their top priority. 

To schedule an after hours care appointment for your child or teenager at KID-DOC Pediatrics, call the office today.