Intermountain KidsCares provide licensed physicians and specialized staff that can handle all non-life-threatening urgent care needs for pediatric patients. For specialized care, KidsCare physicians will refer your child to a primary care provider.
Intermountain KidsCares offer:
- Staffing by board certified pediatricians and family medicine physicians who are trained and experienced in managing the specific medical needs of children.
- Quick interpretation of common pediatric complaints including: fever, cough, asthma, earaches, sore throat, simple lacerations or abrasions, rashes, minor infections, stomach issues, dehydration, injuries, and potential sprains or fractures
- A combination of walk-ins and scheduled appointment-based visits
- State-of-the-art, child-appropriate equipment with x-ray capabilities, laboratory services, and procedure rooms for treatment
- Child-friendly environment
- Follow-up with the child’s regular pediatrician or family medicine physician and consultation with specialists from Primary Children's Hospital
- Management of illnesses or injuries in children with special needs
KidsCare or Emergency Room?
Life-threatening injuries or illnesses call for emergency medical treatment. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should be brought to the emergency room if he or she has any of the following warning signs:
- Unconsciousness or no response when you talk to your child
- Rhythmic jerking and loss of consciousness (a seizure)
- Increasing effort or trouble breathing
- Skin or lips that look blue, purple, or gray
- Neck stiffness or a rash with fever
- Increasing or severe, persistent pain
- A cut that is large, deep, or involves the head, chest, or abdomen
- Bleeding that does not stop after applying pressure for five minutes
- A burn that is large or involves the hands, feet, groin, chest, or face
- Any loss of consciousness, confusion, headache, or vomiting after a head injury
- Estimation of child abuse
If you are unsure of whether your child is having a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the emergency room.
Walk-Ins and Scheduled Appointments
Because KidsCares accept a combination of walk-ins and scheduled, appointment-based visits, wait times may vary in order to accommodate more serious conditions that present.