After Hours Care

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

After Hours Care

About After Hours Care

After hours care is for diagnosing and treating children with acute symptoms requiring prompt attention when your pediatrician’s office is closed. One World Pediatrics in Longwood, Florida, offers after hours care for urgent, non-life-threatening problems overnight and on weekends. Call One World Pediatrics today to inquire about after hours services and other help for sick and injured children. You can also schedule a regular in-person or telemedicine appointment using the online booking form.

After Hours Care Q&A

What is after hours care?

After hours care provides access to expert medical services outside regular office hours.

One World Pediatrics offers after hours care to patients with urgent health problems that can’t wait until the office is open but aren’t life-threatening.

When should I use after hours care?

After hours care is for children whose symptoms are distressing enough that they need medical attention sooner than a next-day visit. It’s often the case that children become sick during the night or at weekends, experiencing pain or displaying worrying signs that require investigation.

Children can deteriorate quickly when sick and may experience more severe symptoms than adults with a similar illness. It’s also hard to judge how sick a young child is when they can’t communicate how they feel verbally.

The One World Pediatrics team’s after hours care service ensures you have someone trustworthy to turn to when you’re worried about your child.

What problems does the after hours care treat?

One World Pediatrics after hours care providers diagnose and treat pediatric illnesses and injuries of many kinds, including:

  • Minor cuts, burns, and scalds
  • Fevers
  • Painful ear infections
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Simple fractures (broken bones)
  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Upper respiratory tract problems like flu symptoms

One World Pediatrics uses rapid in-office lab tests for conditions like flu, strep throat, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19, and mono.

After hours treatments may include stitches for deep cuts, dressings for burns and scalds, splints for broken bones, intramuscular injections, and medication prescriptions.

When should I not use after hours care?

You shouldn’t use after hours services for everyday, nonurgent appointments, such as:

  • Routine exams
  • Immunizations
  • Preventive care
  • Well-child visits
  • Medication management
  • Routine chronic disease management

A flare-up related to a long-term condition, like an asthma attack, would be appropriate for after hours care.

In addition, the after hours service isn’t a substitute for hospital emergency room (ER) cases where symptoms or injuries are potentially life-threatening.

If your child suffers a severe accident that causes a compound fracture (where the broken bone is visible) or significant bleeding that won’t stop, you must call 911 or take them to the nearest hospital ER.

Learn more about the One World Pediatrics after hours care service by calling the office today. You can also access telemedicine, use the walk-in clinic, or schedule a regular appointment online.