Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Knowing where to turn when your child needs help is information every parent should have. If your child’s pediatrician or family doctor isn’t available, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is here to help.

If you think your child has a medical emergency or life-threatening condition, always call 911. If you think someone is poisoned, call the Central Ohio Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

Urgent Cares offer treatment for illnesses and injuries that need immediate attention, but do not need to be seen in the Emergency Department. These include:

Urgent Care infographic

Treatment for the following conditions is provided at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Main Campus Emergency Department and the Lewis Center Emergency Department:

Emergency Room infographicFor more information and guidelines on when to seek appropriate care for your child, click here.