No Appointment? No Problem!
We test for the following:
- Strep throat
What is NOT appropriate for a walk-in visit:
- Any head injury
- Shortness of breath, retractions, respiratory distress
- Possible fractures, sprains or strains which may require X-ray
- Need for blood work
- Prolonged symptoms (example: abdominal pain for 2-3 weeks).
For straightforward health problems (such as earache, sore throat), Hometown Pediatrics will see your child at any time. Just walk in!
Things to Know:
- Your child DOES NOT have to be a patient of the practice, and we can send your medical record to your regular provider.
- All walk-ins are seen on a first come-first serve basis.
- Priority will be given to patients with an appointment, and all walk-in visits will be seen as time allows. If you are on a time crunch- it is best to make an appointment if you are a patient of Hometown Pediatrics, or schedule with your regular provider. Wait times may vary based upon the number of patients who are scheduled and those who have already walked in. No wait times will be guaranteed.
- All co-pays/payments are due at the time of service. Please see our financial policy which applies to all patients seen in our office.
- Walk-in appointments are available for children ages 6 weeks-18 years.
- We do not do daycare/preschool physicals for walk-in patients. This needs to be done with your primary provider.
What can be seen during a walk-in visit:
- Cough, cold, flu symptoms
- Ear pain
- Insect bites/stings (without shortness of breath)
- Minor aches/pains
- Minor burns
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (without signs of dehydration)
- Pink eye
- Rash/diaper rash
- Sinus infection
- Sore throat
Because of the extra, more time-consuming care they require, chronic or complex health conditions such as asthma, headaches, stomach issues, behavioral issues) are not a good fit for the “quick hit”, in and out nature of walk-ins.
For these problems, you will still need to schedule a longer appointment to make sure you child gets the extra time and attention he/she needs.