Children require special care, and their growing bodies often react to illness and injury differently than adult bodies do. If you would like your child to be seen immediately by a healthcare professional who specializes in the treatment of children, visit MVP Pediatric and Urgent Care. The team of board-certified pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and pediatric nurses diagnose and care for children of all ages—from infancy to young adulthood—in Tarzana, Los Angeles.
Pediatric Urgent Care Q & A
Why visit a pediatric urgent care?
Most pediatricians recommend that children who need immediate care visit a pediatric urgent care. That’s because children aren’t simply little adults. Their bodies react to illness and injury differently, and they require special care as a result. You should visit the ER in the case of true emergencies only, and adult urgent cares often don’t understand the intricate care required of pediatrics.
For non-life threatening conditions, bring your child to MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care. The team of board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurses have spent their careers diagnosing and treating illness and injuries in children. For children and adolescents of all ages—including infants and young adults entering their 20s—pediatric urgent care is the best choice for quick medical treatment and care.
Pediatric urgent care should be used in addition to regular visits with your family’s pediatrician for your child’s healthcare, but not a replacement for your routine visits to your family’s pediatrician. MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care will always work collaboratively with your family’s pediatrician to provide the best continuity of care for your child.
What can be treated at pediatric urgent care?
At MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care, the team treats minor illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention, but are not life-threatening. This includes:
- Sports injuries: concussions and wound care
- Common illness: cold, flu, diarrhea, and fever
- More serious illnesses: pneumonia, strep throat, sinus infections, and dehydration
- Ear and eye infections
- Broken bones and sprains
- Allergies and asthma
- Urinary tract infections (pediatric nurses skilled at performing urinary catheterizations to obtain urine for optimal assessment in infants)
- Removal of foreign bodies from the nose, eyes, ears, and skin
- Examine the eyes for corneal abrasions and foreign bodies
The office is also equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment like X-ray machines and a lab for testing, such as:
- Rapid strep throat tests
- Blood chemistry panel
- Mono test
- Viral screens for the flu and RSV
- Complete blood cell count
- Serum glucose
- Serum bilirubin
- Urine pregnancy test
- Urine drug screen
- Serum lipid panel
- Ability to send specialty labs and cultures out to Quest laboratory
The team can also prescribe medications and give patients easy access to a pharmacy located next door (FirstCare Pharmacy) or send prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy of choice.
How soon can my child be seen?
At MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care, the team prides itself on offering pediatric urgent care services with virtually no wait time. Since the offices are open seven days a week and no appointment is required, your son or daughter can be seen as soon as you can reach us.
Our facility is conveniently located on Ventura Boulevard with free on-site parking in back of the facility. For evening hours, free street parking is available as well.