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Our urgent care centers complement your child's doctor by offering care when the doctor's office typically is closed. They also offer some services that usually are not available in a doctor's office, such as X-ray and wound management.
Children with serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses should be taken immediately to the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children's Main Campus (Emergency Department entrance is on Erkenbrecher Avenue) or to the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus.
If you bring your child to one of our urgent care centers and our physician feels your child needs to go to the Emergency Department, a transport team will be called so medically trained professionals can accompany you and your child to our main hospital. The Emergency Department at our Main Campus treats life-threatening conditions, severely broken bones or major illnesses that may lead to surgery or hospitalization. Click here to download a printable version of the chart below.
Contact Your Doctor FirstWe do encourage you to see your child’s primary care physician whenever possible for the types of illnesses and injuries we treat in Urgent Care — that’s why our Urgent Cares are open during evenings and weekends only.
Condition / Injury / Illness
Urgent Care / Primary Care Provider
Asthma Attack (Minor)
Asthma Attack (Severe)
Bleeding That Won’t Stop
Broken Bone (Skin Intact)
Broken Bone (Bone Sticking Out of Skin)
Cast Problems (Wet or Soiled)
Earache and Ear Infection
Fever (child over 2 months old)
Fever (child under 2 months old)
Head Injury (Minor & Without Loss of Consciousness)
Head Injury (Severe)
Insect or Minor Dog Bite
Nausea / Vomiting
Sprain or Strain
Stomach Pain (Mild)
Stomach Pain (Severe)
These are general guidelines to help parents make healthcare decisions for their children. Please contact your primary care physician to receive personalized guidance for your current situation.
Our urgent care centers are not 24-hour facilities. If you are unable to get to an urgent care center before we close, please take your child to the Emergency Department at either Cincinnati Children's Main Campus or Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus.
The Emergency Department can be reached any time by calling 513-636-4293.
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3026 | 1-513-636-4200 | 1-800-344-2462 | TTY: 1-513-636-4900
New to Cincinnati Children’s or live outside of the Tristate area? 1-877-881-8479
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