Whenever your child has an urgent medical problem, you should try to call your child's primary care physician first. Staff at our urgent care centers cannot answer medical questions or advise you about your child's health over the phone. You and your child's doctor know your child best and together can decide on the most appropriate care for your child.
If you do not have a primary care physician, you can call the Pediatrician Referral Service at 513-636-4724 for help finding a physician in your area.
Wait times for all of our urgent care centers are listed in the upper-right corner of this page (or at the bottom of the page on mobile). Wait times vary by location, day and time of day.
You also have the option of seeing a pediatric expert through virtual urgent care from your smartphone or computer with CincyKids Health Connect.
If your child's urgent care physician orders lab or radiology tests, our pediatric technicians will perform the tests while you wait. Pediatric radiologists from Cincinnati Children's will review all X-rays before you leave. Your child's urgent care physician will give you the results before you leave, and the results will be given to your child's primary care physician.
If your child's primary care doctor has written an order or a prescription for an X-ray or lab work, and you don't need to see an urgent care physician, you can go to one of our neighborhood locations to get these tests completed.
We do not have orthopaedists available during urgent care hours, but we can diagnose and splint most fractures. Simple fractures usually are splinted until the swelling goes down. When the swelling decreases, your child will need to see one of our orthopaedic surgeons for a cast. Our staff will give you the number to our Call Center, 513-636-3200, so you can schedule a follow-up appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons.
If your child's break is serious and the urgent care physician thinks your child needs to see an orthopaedist right away, you will be sent to the Emergency Department at our main hospital.
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.
Consider using virtual urgent care from your smartphone or computer with CincyKids Health Connect.
In addition to our urgent care locations, you can also have the option to use virtual urgent care from our CincyKids Health Connect app for minor injuries and illnesses, which allows you to see a pediatric expert 24/7 from your smartphone or computer.