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About Us

Texas Children’s Urgent Care brings expert after-hours and weekend pediatric care right to your neighborhood. We are staffed by Texas Children’s board-certified pediatricians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners who specialize in pediatric care. Our Urgent Cares are designed to meet the unique needs of children and teens.

We accept many insurance plans and offer affordable self-pay options.

Common conditions we treat

  • Flu/COVID-19 Test

  • Allergic reaction

  • Asthma

  • Cough, cold or congestion

  • Ear pain

  • Fever in infants older than 8 weeks

  • Minor burn

  • Minor injury from fall or sport

  • Pink eye

  • Rash

  • Simple laceration

  • Skin infection

  • Sore throat

  • Sprain and strain

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Common procedures we perform

  • Antibiotic injections
  • Breathing treatments
  • Fracture care and splinting
  • IV fluid infusions
  • Laceration repair (stitches, staples and skin glue)
  • Sports Physicals (Houston locations only)
  • Urine catheterization
  • Wound care
  • X-rays

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

More than half of visits to the emergency room are for non-emergencies. How do parents know when to bring their child to a pediatric urgent care clinic or a pediatric emergency room?  This guide can help:

Urgent Care Clinic

  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Minor burns
  • Minor injuries from falls or sports
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Simple lacerations
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin infections
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Emergency Center

  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Extensive or complicated cuts or lacerations
  • Fainting or head injury with loss of consciousness or disorientation
  • Loss or change of vision
  • Major fracture that breaks the skin or is at a severe angle
  • Seizures without a previous diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Snake bites
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sudden change in mental state
  • Sudden shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood

Any conditions which threaten a child’s life or limb should be treated at a pediatric emergency center, which can also provide initial stabilization for severely injured pediatric patients.

Important: Texas Children’s Urgent Care specializes in after-hours care but your child still needs to have a general pediatrician.

If your child is seen at one of our Urgent Care locations, our providers will send a summary of the visit to your child’s primary care doctor. If you do not have a pediatrician, our staff will provide you with a list of Texas Children’s Pediatrics providers and locations.