Dayton Children's urgent care the only urgent care center in the Dayton region that is fully staffed by board certified pediatricians. Our urgent care center compliments your child's doctor by offering care when the doctor's office typically is closed. Our staff provide treatment for minor illnesses and injuries for children from birth to 21 years of age.
If you bring your child to our urgent care center and our physician feels your child needs to go to the emergency department, a medical team will escort your child over to our emergency department located on the same campus as the urgent care. Should your child need to be admitted, a transport team will take your child to our main campus free of charge.
During urgent care business hours, if wait time is listed as "unavailable," we can accept walk-in patients. Wait times are updated every minute and are estimates based on the average time it takes for a patient to be placed in an exam room. Wait times begin 30 minutes after we open and stop 15 minutes before we close.
Sometimes an injury or an illness isn't life threatening but needs medical attention on the same day. If that's the case, and your doctor doesn't have office hours at the time, consider going to an urgent care center.
Urgent care centers usually allow you to walk in without an appointment, just as you would in an ER. But they're equipped and staffed to treat minor, non-critical issues. Patients usually will be seen by a doctor and also might be able to get X-rays or blood drawn.
Some cases where you might take your child to an urgent care center include:
Learn more about choosing urgent vs. emergency are.