Your 4-year-old daughter’s cough has dragged on for days, and now she has a fever. You’re worried, she’s miserable and your pediatrician’s office is closed. You know your child isn’t feeling well and needs medical attention, but she’s not sick enough to take to the emergency room.
Starting in July, the new Randall Children’s Urgent Care in Beaverton will treat kids with illnesses and injuries that need immediate attention, but are not life-threatening. The new Urgent Care is staffed by physicians and nurses who specialize in pediatrics and emergency medicine. The center is backed by the expertise of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.
Randall Children’s Urgent Care is unique to the area in providing expert urgent care to babies, kids and teens up to 18 years old in the evening and on weekends, times when pediatricians’ offices are usually closed. The urgent care is close to home for communities in the western suburbs and accepts walk-in and scheduled visits by phone or online.
Many urgent cares have been established to bridge the gap between primary and emergency care. As with other areas of health care, it is important to have urgent cares that specialize in the needs of kids. Features that are unique to a pediatric-focused urgent care include a facility that is designed and built specifically for young patients. Staff doctors and nurses are specially trained in the latest kids’ care and are knowledgeable about appropriate treatments for kids.
The most common reasons you might take your child to the Urgent Care are cough, sore throat and fever; cuts and bruises; and vomiting and diarrhea. However, Randall Children’s Urgent Care also treats kids with illnesses and injuries that are not medical emergencies, including:
For more serious injuries or illnesses, Randall Children’s Hospital has kids-only emergency rooms in Portland and Vancouver, open 24 hours a day. The Children’s Emergency Department at Randall Children’s Hospital is Oregon’s busiest, with over 21,000 visits in 2012.
We recommend the emergency room if your child has any of these conditions: bleeding that won’t stop, fever in infants younger than three months of age, life-threatening emergencies, passing out due to head injury, poisoning, severe stomach pain or seizure.
We recommend that you consult with your child’s doctor if you have questions about your child’s health or if you are not sure where to take your child. If you think your child requires emergency medical treatment, please call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.
Contact your child’s regular doctor for the following services: immunizations, medication refills, behavioral problems and sports physicals.
Urgent care physicians may refer kids to Legacy Medical Group-Cornell. Legacy Health’s new westside clinic includes Randall Children’s Hospital subspecialties and family medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine for all ages.
Randall Children’s Urgent Care is located off U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) near the Cornell exit at:
Dr. Opher Nadler is the Medical Director of the Children’s Emergency Department at Randall Children’s Hospital. He cares for kids at Randall Children’s Urgent Care, Randall Children’s Hospital and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver.