Pediatric Urgent Care: What to know about it Post-Pandemic

Families all over the U.S are starting to return to the “new normal” where fully vaccinated patients can return to normal activities. The COVID pandemic is still technically ongoing, according to the CDC, but COVID risks and access to testing and vaccines are making it safer for families to get standard medical care.

Specifically, the need for pediatric urgent care is growing in demand as society goes back to regular routines for school, work, and child care. One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that healthcare providers are now able to deliver urgent care in the safest possible manner with many flexible options for children to access care, stay safe from COVID, and stay healthy throughout the year:

COVID-19 Care for Pediatric Patients

Urgent care centers are available to provide COVID care for patients of all ages, and AFC Urgent Care Cedar Grove provides vaccines and COVID-19 tests as well.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for patients 16 and up with some of those guidelines changing for younger patients. Our urgent care center offers the Moderna vaccine for patients that register through our online portal. Check with our team first to see if your child (likely around 16 or older) is elligible for a vaccine.

Additionally, children that need to go back to school, or participate in social activities and sports, can get same-day rapid COVID-19 testing at our urgent care center. All COVID-19 tests are able detect all variants of COVID, which means that your child will always get the most accurate test. Our Abbott COVID tests take only minutes to determine if your child has a COVID infection and allows you to minimize their risks. All COVID testing and COVID care is maintained through CDC-recommended guidelines for sanitation.

Safe walk-in clinic access for injuries and immediate urgent care

Pediatric urgent care also provides walk-in clinic access so that your child’s injuries and sudden non-emergency medical needs can be met on the same day as their visit.

A walk-in clinic is staffed by urgent care providers that can triage injuries including cuts, bruises, scrapes, and mild sprains/bone injuries. Urgent care staff are ready to ensure that all patients are able to get the appropriate care for physical injuries right away.

Walk-in clinics also provide an easier way to get lab tests, blood work, exams, and other preventive care needs when it fits your schedule. Just visit the clinic with your child and you’ll be seen by an urgent care provider after a short wait!

High-quality pediatric healthcare without the long hospital wait

Pediatric urgent care providers can give your child high-quality healthcare without the long wait or big ER bill at a hospital. The types of services available for patients of all ages that are available at a local urgent care center include the following:

  • X-Rays: Anyone that needs an x-ray, including pediatric patients, can visit an urgent care center and get their x-ray completed without the hospital wait.
  • Sport and Camp Physicals: Does your child need to get a physical for the school year or for a school sport? Then just visit an urgent care provider that offers pediatric physicals for back to school and school sports!
  • Cold and flu treatment: Prepare for the school year by having your child come in for seasonal illness treatment for colds and flu. Additionally urgent care centers provide flu shots to keep patients safe during flu season.

If you need to get your child medical care ASAP, then it makes sense to visit AFC Urgent Care Cedar Grove today for COVID testing, sport and school physicals, injury treatment, and more!


3700 Cahaba Beach Road Birmingham, AL 35242

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Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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