Phoenix Children’s Hospital Urgent Care Centers


This post was sponsored by our partners at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Why is it that my kids always get sick after the doctor’s office has closed for the day? On a Friday. If I wait until Monday, I’ll have to take a day off work and the kids will miss a day of school, and that’s only if I can get an early appointment.

Urgent Care CenterUrgent Care was introduced to solve this exact problem. But the corner urgent care center is probably not staffed with someone who is trained or experienced in treating kids. And that’s why Phoenix Children’s introduced pediatric urgent care, now with four locations across the Valley: Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa and Avondale. These centers are open after hours, weekends and even holidays and are staffed by pediatric emergency-trained physicians.

That’s just part of Phoenix Children’s growth in Arizona. Most of us know Phoenix Children’s Hospital, recognized for its high quality pediatric care. In fact, Phoenix Children’s was named Arizona’s only U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals for the fifth year in a row.

Today, the Phoenix Children’s system of care offers physicians across the Valley with the most comprehensive pediatric services from general pediatrics to specialty care or hospitalization, if needed.

  • Need a pediatrician? Phoenix Children’s Care Network is Arizona’s largest pediatric physician network, comprised of pediatricians, pediatric specialists and Phoenix Children’s Hospital all dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your children. Click here to “Find a Doc” in the Phoenix Children’s Care Network
  • Phoenix Children’s Medical Group represents the state’s largest group of pediatric specialists, with experts in more than 75 subspecialties in locations across the Valley
  • Emergency and Level One Pediatric Trauma services are ready to provide expert care on the main campus in Phoenix
  • For inpatient care, visit the main campus in Phoenix or the new Phoenix Children’s Hospital at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in the East Valley
  • And, of course, Urgent Care centers are ready for your child’s after-hours needs in four locations across the Valley – Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa and Avondale.

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So next time you ask yourself, Is that sore throat actually strep?” Or “Is my child’s hand broken?” Or “Does this asthma attack need medical attention?” — Phoenix Children’s Urgent Care Centers are open nights, weekends and holidays with no appointment needed. Best of all, they’re staffed by pediatric doctors and nurses trained and supervised by the Phoenix Children’s Emergency Department with quick access to all the expertise of Phoenix Children’s pediatric specialists. Equipment is sized right for kids. Radiology and lab services are on site for one-stop treatment.

Try Phoenix Children’s Urgent Care Centers for:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma and wheezing
  • Cold and flu
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Eye irrigation and treatment
  • Fever
  • Foreign body removal (ears, nose)
  • Headaches
  • Lab work
  • Minor laceration and wound care
  • Minor burns
  • Nose bleeds
  • Rash
  • Respiratory infections
  • Vomiting
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Urinary tract and kidney infections
  • X-rays
  • Other urgent but non-emergency conditions

Find locations and wait times online here.

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Kate was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. She became a new mom in March 2015, when her son Walker was born, and is loving every minute of motherhood. She is an early childhood educator, with a bachelor’s in early childhood and a master’s in educational leadership. She spent five years teaching pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the Phoenix area. In addition, Kate is the owner of Peas in a Pod Nanny Agency, which she opened in 2011. Although originally from Arizona, Kate also lived in the glorious cities of San Francisco and Chicago (where she met her husband). She spends her free time exploring new restaurants, taking trips when time allows, and soaking up time with her family.


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