Pediatric Care Specialist

SmartClinic Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in West Covina, CA & Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, CA

With pediatric care for your loved ones, you need the medical support and guidance of highly qualified medical professionals. Rest assured, you can depend on the providers of Smart Clinic Urgent Care, with locations in West Covina and Santa Clarita, California. Smart Clinic Urgent Care offers valuable pediatric testing, treatments, and services to protect and improve the health of children of all ages. No matter if it's an unexplained pain, earaches, fevers, or another problem or concern, the medical group is here to help. Walk-in, call or click to schedule today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is the avenue of medicine that focuses on the care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends pediatric medical care up to age 21.

Pediatric care centers around the health complications and well-being commonly associated with the growth and development of children and adolescents. The professionals at Smart Clinic Urgent Care know that every child is an individual and deserves consideration, time, and personalized medical treatment. 

Health concerns of adults and children are often different. Each child or adolescent responds differently to illness, medications, and the environment, depending on their medical and family history, general health, and age.

Pediatric care can involve various testing and screenings, immunizations, and any necessary blood work or treatments to improve, protect, and assist the health of babies, children, and adolescents throughout development.

What are some of the most common pediatric conditions?

Some of the most common pediatric conditions include:

  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Whooping cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Digestive issues
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Fevers
  • Minor injuries
  • Asthma
  • Allergies 

Smart Clinic Urgent Care also provides convenient in-office testing, such as prompt testing for flu, strep throat, and other infections and complications, as well as digital X-rays.

What treatments does pediatric care involve?

The treatments involved in pediatric care depend on the severity and type of condition and the health of the individual child or adolescent.

Pediatric care might involve medications like antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, immunizations (e.g., flu shot, measles, mumps, and rubella, polio), education on healthy lifestyle changes, or a procedure, such as in-office drainage for an abscess or stitching up a minor wound.

Your child may also require pediatric care for a physical, whether general or specific, like for sports or school. 

What are the advantages of pediatric care?

Pediatric patients should be properly educated about a healthy lifestyle, so they have a better chance at becoming a healthier adult. At Smart Clinic Urgent Care, your provider works to reduce a child’s risk of chronic disease and improve emotional and physical wellness. 

It’s important to take safety precautions to prevent injury since most children are active and adventurous. At Smart Clinic Urgent Care, you can receive helpful guidelines to protect your child from injury and create a comfortable, safe, and secure home environment.

Pediatric care at Smart Clinic Urgent Care focuses on physical health and incorporates evaluating and treating a child’s emotional health and any social or behavioral concerns.

To visit the caring health professionals at Smart Clinic Urgent Care, call, click, or walk-in today.