For most parents, a trip to the emergency room (ER) for a child sick with a fever or hurt with injury guarantees that your family gets the medical attention needed regardless of the time of day. Since ERs are always open, you can be assured that there will be a doctor attending to your baby, no matter how simple or severe her condition is.
However, there could be instances when you’re sidelined at the ER in favor of actual medical emergencies from other patients. You could be wasting time waiting or taking the chance for your sick and weak child to rest in bed because the ER can be a crowded area.
So, while going to the ER might help, there are certain situations when it is better to go to urgent care centers, such as Ritecare Medical Center in Hialeah, than to emergency rooms. Below is a guide on where to bring your child depending on the medical issue.
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