When your child needs urgent medical attention, you can rely on Nebraska Home Pediatrics to tend to your little one when you need us most. Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based care that is thorough yet quick and convenient. Let’s face it, fevers, colds, and injuries tend to happen at inconvenient hours. You can depend on us to reserve time specifically for your child, so you don’t have to waste your limited time in an urgent care waiting room.
We don’t overbook, and all our urgent sick visits appointments are scheduled to ensure your child sees a healthcare provider in a timely manner soon after they arrive to the clinic for their scheduled appointment. We schedule same-day visits for unexpected illnesses and injuries seven days a week, evenings and weekends.
Some of the conditions we treat during urgent scheduled visits include:
- Ear infections
- Sore throat
- Skin conditions
- Upper respiratory infections
- Strep throat
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Cut and scrapes
Preparing Your Child for a Visit
How do you prepare your child for a doctor’s visit depends on age? Children often appear nervous when they know they’re going to the doctor, especially when they’re sick. Your sick child requires psychological and physical preparation to help them relax and get proper health care. At Nebraska Home Pediatrics, we aim to make your child’s visit as comfortable as possible to help them overcome their fears.
We recommend letting your child know you’re bringing them to the pediatric clinic to get help. . Positively talk about the medical provider and let them know that the nurse practitioner will help them feel better. For instance, if the child gets injured while playing, you can tell them you’re taking them to the clinic to remove the pain and help them feel better.
Why Children Need Sick Visit Appointments
Children get sick all the time, which can be worrying, especially if you’re a first-time parent. Your child’s immune system is uniquely designed to identify and respond to new exposures and infections. For this reason, they’re constantly being exposed to new things, and that’s how their immune system is trained.
As they grow older and more exposed, their immune system can recognize harmful and harmless exposures and respond accordingly. Fevers, colds, and other infectious diseases can take a toll on your child. If your child is sick and you are concerned about their health, it is important to call and schedule an appointment with one of our providers.
Some infections are worse if a child gets them early on. For instance, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is particularly tough for kids under 1 year old. Our clinic and exam rooms are always prepared and ready to test forRSV with our rapid PCR tests that also include testing for COVID, influenza A and influenza B, Results are available in about 45 minutes. Additionally we can test for strep throat with a rapid PCR test that has results available in about 30 minutes. We also have IV rehydration and laceration repair for your child in case your child needs fluids or stitches.