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Rady Children's Specialists

When to Go to Urgent Care

Children’s Urgent Care services are for minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Sprains, strains or contusions (deep bruises)
  • Minor lacerations
  • Mild to moderate asthma attacks
  • Ear infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Coughs and congestion
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Sore throats
  • Insect bites and rashes

When NOT to go to Urgent Care

Urgent care is NOT a replacement for your child’s primary care provider. We do not provide adult care, well-child care, emergency care or major trauma care or treat complex orthopedic injuries. To ensure that Urgent Care is the right place for the treatment of your child’s medical needs, please contact your primary medical care provider.