After Hours Care

Pediatric Associates of Austin -  - Pediatrician

Pediatric Associates of Austin

Pediatricians located in Austin, TX

Your children do not always get sick during Pediatric Associates of Austin’s regular business hours. For those times when an illness or injury occurs after-hours, please contact our After Hours Kid’s Clinic, serving the Austin, TX area, at 512-499-2452.

After Hours Care Q&A

Pediatric Associates of Austin

After-Hours Care Appointment

For appointments between 6:30pm-10:30pm, please call the After Hours Kids Clinic directly at (512) 499-2452 (phone lines open at 6pm) or book online at http://www.afterhourskids.com/

What Are Some Problems That Require After-Hours Care?

Many different conditions may warrant after-hours care. Examples include high fever, serious diarrhea or vomiting, ear or throat pain, suspected broken bones, head injury, or if your child is suffering and in pain. A full list of the conditions commonly seen at After Hours Kids can be found on their website. After Hours Kids is also available to those who wish to see a provider at a more convenient time for non-urgent illnesses such as pink eye, mild coughs, ear infections, etc.

There are certain emergencies, such as ingestion of foreign bodies, that should be seen at Dell Children’s Emergency Room, rather than at After Hours Kids. Contact our nurse on call if you are unsure what the right course of action is for your child. If you believe it is a life threatening emergency, please call 911.

What Kinds of Tests Can Be Performed After-Hours?

Many of the same tests that are available during a normal day-time appointment are available in the after-hours clinic. These tests include complete blood counts (CBC), rapid flu tests, rapid strep tests, and urinalysis. The lab is also on-site, which means all results come back quickly and results are received before going home.

Is an Appointment Required After Hours?

While patients can drop in, our after-hours clinic does request that you make an appointment, if possible, to minimize your wait time. This helps to keep wait times to a minimum and helps appointments run more smoothly. To schedule an appointment, please call 512-499-2452 (phone lines open at 6pm) or schedule an appointment online at http://www.afterhourskids.com/.

What Are the Advantages of After-Hours Care?

After-hours care allows working parents the ability to have their child evaluated without taking time off work. It is especially convenient for busy parents who have more than one child. The nurse practitioners at After Hours Kids Clinic are all certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Many urgent care clinics see children; however, often, their providers are not specialized in pediatric care. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work closely with the physicians at Pediatric Associates of Austin and share the same medical records, helping to assure continuity of care.