Pediatric Urgent Care Questions and Answers

Our friendly and caring doctors are available 7 days a week, providing Pediatric Healthcare services. For more information call us today or simply visit us at 11073 Colonel Armistead Drive Suite 105 Ruther Glen, VA 22546! We serve patients from Ruther Glen VA, Bagdad VA, Athens VA, Balty VA, and Doswell VA.

Pediatric Urgent Care Questions and Answers
Pediatric Urgent Care Questions and Answers

Should I bring my child to Urgent care or ER if they are injured?

When you have a child with a nonlife-threatening illness or injury, waiting for immediate pediatric urgent care is not a practical option. Instead of a time consuming and expensive trip to the emergency room, visit the pediatric urgent care experts at PACS (Premier Acute Care Services). Our board-certified physicians have years of experience in treating the youngest members of your family. We know a child suffering from an ailment puts an incredible amount of stress on your entire family. Rely on our doctors today for a prompt diagnosis and treatment when your regular pediatrician isn’t available.

Can I bring my child in without an appointment?

Unlike many local primary care doctors, our walk-in urgent care clinic is open from 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week. While others are closed, visit us late into the evening to get the medical care your child needs to start to feel better. No appointment is ever required, and we always have a doctor on staff ready to treat you!

Can PACS help me with my child’s school physical?

In addition to providing urgent pediatric care to our neighbors near Ruther Glen, VA, there are many other services local parents find to be very helpful. If your child is starting a new school, playing a sport, or attending a camp, they are likely going to need a physical to participate. These thorough medical exams ensure there are no underlying medical conditions that could put your child’s health and safety at risk. Unfortunately, far too often, children don’t always remember to bring home the needed physical forms in a timely fashion, forcing parents to scramble to get them completed before the deadline. If time is a factor, just come to our urgent care center and receive a complete medical physical for your child. We’ll fill out all forms, and you’ll leave with completed paperwork in a single visit. No appointment is required. We can forward the results of the physical to your primary pediatrician upon request, so they can update their records.

Speaking of updating, when was the last time you had your child’s immunization records checked?

It is very easy to fall behind a vaccine schedule, especially if you are new to the area. Bring your vaccination records, and we’ll consult with the latest CDC guidance to see what additional shots are needed.  Bring in your records, and we can bring the entire family’s immunizations up to date! We’ll give you a detailed report of which vaccines were administered and can also forward this report to your regular doctor. Come to our walk-in urgent care center a month before you leave for an overseas trip with your itinerary, and we’ll check to see if any additional vaccines are needed to protect your family’s health. While we suggest coming at least four weeks in advance, we can accommodate late minute travelers.

Our walk-in urgent care center is located at 11073 Colonel Armistead Drive, Suite 105 Ruther Glen, VA 22546. PACS (Premier Acute Care Services) is open from 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Sunday. We accept most major insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare. If you are uninsured, ask about our affordable self-pay rates. Call our friendly staff today if you have any other additional questions. We look forward to meeting your children and helping them feel better!