At AFC Urgent Care West Long Branch we put the health and safety of our patients first and offer a wide range of services for you to access conveniently. Please just walk in and meet our friendly staff or if you prefer schedule an appointment online.

Drug screening hours: 8AM-6PM on Monday to Friday times and 8AM-3PM Saturday and Sunday.

How Does Urgent Care Support Pediatric Health Needs?

Parents have a difficult job of protecting the health and safety of their child. Sometimes, even with the best prevention, accidents and illness still occur. Parents that have a sick or injured child are in for a scary experience. That fear leaves parents unsure of how to treat the child and in many cases, leads to an overreaction.

Do they need a trip to the emergency room or just the urgent care? Will they be okay? We want to help make that decision a little easier for you by discussing precisely what an urgent care center is prepared to handle with your child.

Symptoms of Illness

Children are prone to illness. From ear infections to strep throat and so much more – it’s inevitable. If your child is suffering from signs of an illness that may require medication to resolve, the urgent care should be able to help. If the symptoms in your child are severe – such as a fever in a newborn – it’s best to take them to the emergency room. Ear infection, urinary tract infection, pink eye, and the flu are some of the most common pediatric illnesses treated at an urgent care center.

Minor Injury

As kids run around and play, injury is inevitable. The urgent care center can treat minor pediatric injuries including:

  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor fractures of fingers and toes

More severe broken bones will require a trip to the emergency room for proper treatment. Cuts on the face that need stitches should also be taken to an emergency room because the child will likely require sedation to repair the wound.

Making a Judgement Call

Ultimately, deciding if your child needs an emergency room or urgent care visit is up to you. An urgent care should be used as a source for immediate treatment of an injury or illness that isn’t life threatening to your child. If you’re unsure of the best course of action, contact the urgent care to ask if they’re comfortable treating a pediatric patient with the symptoms at hand.

Each urgent care is different in regard to the tools, staff, and materials they have on-site. Facilities that are familiar with pediatric patients will be more likely to treat a variety of conditions than an urgent care center that typically only treats adults. When your child needs treatment, you should step back, evaluate the situation at hand, and go with your gut instinct.

AFC Urgent Care accepts all patients as in office visits.

However, if you have had direct long-term exposure to an individual who has tested positive to COVID-19 and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and require a COVID-19 test please select ‘Telemedicine Urgent Care Visit- Not in Office’ from the drop down menu ‘Reason for Visit’.Our provider will conduct their medical examination via telemedicine.

For all other tests and visits you can just walk in or schedule an appointment on line, select ‘In Office Urgent Care Visit’ from the drop down menu ‘Reason for Visit’. We look forward to meeting you.


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