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Our Amazing Urgent Care Center Visit in Atlanta

Thank you to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for Sponsoring this conversation. All opinions are my own.

a visit to children's healthcare of atlanta urgent care center

In the spring time, Pookah’s allergies never want to let go and despite the allergy shots, the meds, and the inhaler, we almost always end up needing an unplanned doctor’s visit….after school Pookahs pediatrician is 45 minutes to an hour away from us. On a GOOD day.

But he has been with them since he was born and I don’t want to go through the hassle of changing doctors. But that leaves us with a dilemma. You see, Pookah almost always needs to see a doctor either after school or on the weekend.   Which makes an unplanned visit to his doctor almost impossible since they will most likely be closed by the time we get there.

Enter Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Urgent Care.

When Pookah came home from school last month complaining of a headache, ringing in his ears and not being able to hear well, I immediately knew he had to go to see someone.  We have been to the emergency room at  Children’s here in Atlanta and have always had nothing but the best care. But being a nurse, I knew we didn’t need the ER this time and I knew that urgent care would be a good choice.

We decided to head to Children’s Urgent Care Center not too far from our home. Children’s locations have a pediatrician and staff that are specially trained to diagnose and treat children from 0 to 21 years old.  Walk in hours are available 7 days a week INCLUDING evening and holidays.

They even provide the option to save your spot online if you like, which allows you to pick a time to arrive to begin the check in process. I looked online and saw they had a wait time of  40-45 minutes which was perfect since it would take us 30 minutes to get there.( rush hour). I “saved my spot” online before we left and headed out.

It was really busy, and even though we had saved a spot, I still expected a wait. But within 25  minutes of our arrival and check in, we were seen by the pediatrician on staff. I loved how the pediatrician asked HIM what was wrong, was polite and had a sense of humor despite how busy they were.   Strep throat was ruled out, but he was quickly diagnosed with a double ear infection AND a sinus infection!! His prescriptions were submitted electronically to the pharmacy closest to our house and we were back at home with meds on board and me tucking Pookah in for a snuggle.

visit to choa urgent care center in Atlanta

It was honestly one of the best experiences we have had at an urgent care center, and I can assure you due to Pookah’s allergies, we have been to a lot of them! If you have kids and live in the Atlanta Area, think about using Children’s urgent care centers for your child’s  non-emergency care when your doctor is not available. Children’s urgent care facilities have lab and x-ray services to quickly diagnose your child’s minor illnesses and injuries.

If you are looking for a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care Center near you, look here.

Have you ever used a Children’s Urgent Care Center?

  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    July 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I’m so glad he’s feeling better! If any trip has to be taken to urgent care, it’s nice when it’s at least comfortable instead of a nightmare.

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    Vera Sweeney
    July 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Oh wow. I can say without question that I have never had an experience like this in an urgent care environment. It’s usually an exercise in frustration and extreme patience.

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    Jeanette
    July 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    AWWW the poor little man! I am SO sorry he has these health issues! We have a urgent care for kids here too and it is THE best ever! They know how to help kids and love doing it!

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    Liz Mays
    July 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    It’s great that this visit went so smoothly. It’s important that you’re able to get care quickly when you need it! I’m glad they were able to figure out what was causing your son’s symptoms!

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    Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
    July 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    So glad your son is doing okay now! A great urgent care visit makes SUCH a huge difference, especially when it involves kids!

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    robin rue
    July 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    It stinks that you had to go to Urgent Care, but at least you had a great experience there!! Hope he feels better soon.

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    Mama to 6 Blessings
    July 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds like a great option for after hours too. Glad your little guy is feeling better.

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    RogerWillis
    July 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I always hated when our kiddos would become ill. Fortunately for us, we live in a small rural community, so urgent care and emergency care is a mere minutes away. I’m glad you have an amazing facility to take your child and that he’s getting the relief he needs!

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    Ann B
    July 12, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    You must feel so relieved just knowing that such a wonderful place is so close by if you need it. We have a great Children’s Hospital here in Ottawa.

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    Maria Carbone
    July 12, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I applaud the choices you made in the situation! Too many people abuse the ER which in turn, makes it lose its emergency status. Urgent Care is a great option and it sounds like you guys were well cared for!

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    katrina gehman
    July 12, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    glad they made it as easy as possible. any trip to the ER or urgent care is never fun.

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    Tara
    July 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

    It’s awful when our children get sick. It’s nice to know that you have the option of an urgent care center.

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    July 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    What an awesome way to make medicine and treatment more accessible to the kids that need it. I think it’s awesome that you have this option for the kids. It’s definitely going to make any parent’s life easier and give them peace of mind.

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