Kids Health Matters: Urgent care vs. emergency room


The boom in urgent care centers in the past few years has given Americans a new option in medical care. But for parents, it may have created a dilemma - when when does my child need urgent care and when is it time for the emergency room?

Spring sports are in full swing, kids are playing outside and beaches and camps are just weeks away.

But so are accidents and medical mishaps and they never seem to happen when the pediatrician's office is open.

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