When your child isn’t feeling well, everything can seem like an emergency, but rushing off to an emergency room may not be your best bet: you’ll likely face long wait times as more pressing emergencies are treated before your child, and you’re certainly going to pay more for the same level of care. According to Consumer Reports, a trip to the ER typically costs three times as much as treatment at an urgent care facility like Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado.
At one point, broken bones were almost a rite of passage for kids growing up. While better understanding of bone development and improved respect for safety has helped protect kids now better than ever before, kids are still kids. Injuries are bound to happen. If you think your child suffered a fracture, avoid the emergency room with on-site X-rays from PUCNC, available until 10 p.m. weekdays and 8 p.m. weekends.
Preventing Bone Fractures