With locations in Dallas, Plano, Garland and Arlington, Pediatrics After Hours is an urgent care pediatric facility established to provide for your ill child after regular business hours.

Dallas: (214) 363-7242 Plano: (972) 618-2493 Garland: (214) 919-3170 Arlington: (817) 701-4050

What to Expect at Pediatrics After Hours

Founded in 2007, Pediatrics After Hours specializes in urgent care for children when your regular pediatrician is unavailable. At our four offices we charge urgent care or regular office co-pay rates, and our average wait time is less than 5 minutes. Our board-certified pediatricians provide the same level of care as your usual pediatrician, and can treat a range of childhood illnesses, as well as perform on-site X-rays and lab work to provide you with a fast and accurate diagnosis of your child’s condition. After your visit, our office will follow up with your regular doctor to communicate details about your child’s treatment.

Our four locations in the DFW area provide high-quality, comprehensive care for children after your regular pediatrician has closed for the night. If you are looking for pediatric urgent care, you can reach Pediatrics After Hours at (214) 363-7242 to learn about our locations and services and to see an emergency pediatrician in the DFW area.

When to Worry About Your Child's Fever

When your child is sick, it can be difficult to know when to contact a doctor or an emergency pediatrician. There are warning signs to look for when your child is ill that will help you to know when to call a doctor or bring your child to urgent care.

What Causes Your Child’s Fever?

The most common causes of sickness in children are viruses and bacterial infections, both of which can cause fevers. Younger children, especially infants, have immune systems that are still developing, which leaves them vulnerable to severe infections. Pediatricians don’t worry too much about fevers in children who are at least three years old unless they last for four or more days and are paired with severe symptoms such as a bad sore throat, a worsening cough, refusal to drink fluids, or painful urination.

When Should I Worry?

If your child is less than two months of age and has a temperature lower than 96º F or higher than 100.4º F, you should immediately contact your doctor. For babies and children over three months old, a temperature higher than 101.5º F qualifies as a fever, and you should call your pediatrician if their fever reaches 102.2º F. Also contact your doctor if your child has severe abdominal pain, earache, diarrhea, vomiting, stiff neck, headache, sore throat, difficulty breathing, painful urination, swollen joints, any other localized pain, or a dark rash that doesn’t fade after receiving pressure.

Should I Medicate My Child?

If your child’s fever is between 99º F and 101º F, their fever is considered low-grade and medications to lower the fever aren’t necessary unless your child is uncomfortable or not drinking enough fluids. A fever of 101.5 º F or higher makes most children feel terrible, and fever-reducing medications usually help them rest and increase their likelihood of drinking fluids.

Pediatrics After Hours provides after hours urgent care for children near the DFW area. Please call (214) 363-7242 to learn about our four locations in the DFW area and our after hours pediatric care services.

Taking Care of a Cast

Sometimes bones get broken from a sports injury or other type of accident. Casts keep bones in place so they can heal. A cast is usually made of several layers, including padding and plaster or fiberglass. Watch this video for some tips on taking care of your cast.

Call the doctor or urgent care center if the cast gets wet or cracked. If the cast feels too tight, or if the injured body part feels tingly or turns blue or white in color, call a doctor or emergency pediatrician right away. Pediatric After Hours has four locations in the DFW area and specializes in pediatric urgent care serving the DFW area. To reach us, call (214) 363-7242.

Helping Your Kids Overcome Immunization Anxiety

It is crucial that your child receive the appropriate immunizations from his pediatrician in a timely manner. Unfortunately, many children are afraid of immunizations, and will resist visiting their pediatrician. You can help your child overcome his anxiety and fear of immunizations by being an active participant before, during, and after his visit to the pediatrician.

Before you take your child to the pediatrician for an immunization, carefully explain to him what he can expect. Do not lie to him, but remain calm and soothing while you give your explanation. When you’re at the pediatrician’s office, you can distract your child when it is time for his shot by playing videos or music. After the immunization, offer your child praise for being brave and grown up. You can even give him a small reward for being a good sport.

If your child is in need of immunizations near the DFW area, come see us at Pediatric After Hours. We offer limited immunizations at each of our four convenient pediatric urgent care facilities, and provide pediatric recommendations for further immunizations. To learn more about our after hours pediatric care, call us today at (214) 363-7242.

Get the Facts About Fevers in Kids

When your child is suffering from a fever, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if he needs pediatric urgent care, or if he just has a minor illness. As your learn more about the causes and warning signs for fevers in children, it will become more obvious when you need to seek after hours pediatric care. Here are some important facts about fevers in children.

Common Causes of Fever in Kids

A fever is a symptom of an underlying illness or infection that the body is trying to fight off. While a mild fever isn’t dangerous, extremely high fevers can cause serious medical problems, and require immediate treatment at a pediatric urgent care facility. The most common causes of fever in children are colds, gastroenteritis, ear infections, strep throat, and the flu. Less common causes of fever are cancer, side effects from medication, blood clots, autoimmune disorders, or hormone disorders.

When to Seek Emergency Pediatric Care

It is crucial that you seek emergency pediatric care at an ER for kids if your child has a fever of 104 degrees or higher. You should visit an urgent care for kids if your child has a fever accompanied by a rash, sore throat, headache, stiff neck, or earache. If your child has a seizure, looks or acts very sick, acts extremely drowsy or fussy, or suffers from a weakened immune system or another pre-existing health condition, you should seek after hours pediatric care as soon as possible.

How to Treat Minor Fevers at Home

If you aren’t sure whether a fever merits a trip to urgent care, you should contact your child’s pediatrician for advice. If he advises you to treat your child’s fever at home, you can use acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen.

If you’re looking for an emergency pediatrician in the DFW area, visit us at Pediatrics After Hours urgent care. We have four convenient locations offering comprehensive pediatric urgent care services, as well as immunizations. To learn more about our urgent care facility and services, call us today at (214) 363-7242.

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Hours of Operation

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday

4:30 PM to 10:30 PM Monday

4:30 PM to 10:30 PM Tuesday

4:30 PM to 10:30 PM Wednesday

4:30 PM to 10:30 PM Thursday

4:30 PM to 10:30 PM Friday

12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday