Pediatric Care

Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine located in Whippany and Saddlebrook, NJ

Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care services offered in Whippany and Saddlebrook, NJ

As a parent, knowing your children have access to a warm and friendly team of pediatric specialists gives you better peace of mind. At Neighborhood Urgent Care our caring team enjoy working with kids and parents. Walk-in visits make it easy to get the care your child needs. You can also schedule telemedicine visits by calling the nearest office or booking online today

Pediatric Care Q&A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care focuses on meeting the health needs of children of all ages. Kids grow and develop quickly, and their needs change as they move through the phases of childhood. 

Knowing where to turn to for top-quality care is essential for parents. Not only do kids need routine health care visits as they grow up, but they may have unexpected illnesses or injuries that require urgent care. 

The physicians at Neighborhood Urgent Care enjoy working with patients of all ages, but the smallest visitors hold a special place in their hearts. 

What are the different types of pediatric care available?

Routine physical exams are an essential part of childhood health and wellness. Neighborhood Urgent Care offers annual physical exams to track development and advise parents on how to best support their child. 

Vaccination is another important part of preventive health. Your child needs different vaccines on a predetermined schedule to build a strong and resilient immune system. Your physician reviews their immunization records to determine if your child’s vaccinations are current. 

When your little one isn’t feeling well, urgent care visits determine the cause of symptoms and the right treatment path. Some of the issues that prompt parents to bring their kids in for urgent care include:

  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat
  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Minor broken bones
  • Skin rashes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Animal bites
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Walk-in visits are available if your child is sick or injured, and extended evening and weekend hours are also convenient if your child obtains an illness or injury outside of weekday hours. 

How can I help my child be less afraid of pediatric care visits?

Many kids are afraid of medical visits. This may happen after a negative experience, but it could be something as simple as watching a scary movie or show about seeing a doctor. 

If your child is anxious or fearful about seeing the doctor, it might help to bring them in with you during your next routine physical exam. This allows your child to become familiar with the office and get to know the friendly physicians at Neighborhood Urgent Care. Once they see that there’s nothing to fear, they may become excited about their own upcoming visit. 

There are also numerous children’s books about how much fun it is to see the doctor. You can find one written for your child’s age range and read it together.

Pediatric care helps your child grow and develop healthily and happily. Call Neighborhood Urgent Care or book online today to get started on a pediatric care plan. The practice offers telemedicine, as well as extended evening and weekend hours.