Emergency medical care for children and adults

The walk-in clinic I go to has good business hours: 8AM-8PM seven days a week. $109 for a visit minimum. I took Leyna there for ear pain Monday of last week and they prescribed her amoxicillin. She saw a nurse practitioner, but I’ve also seen a doctor when I’ve gone.. I don’t know the criteria for whether you see a doc or an NP — might be the time of day you go.

So on weekends or on weeknights before 8PM, I go there — for my kids or myself. I’d rather pay $109 than exorbitant Emergency Room fees. Also, my ER experience is that wait times are usually hours. A long wait time at this place is 40 minutes, in my experience. Fastest I’ve been seen is perhaps 20 minuets.

MedExpress Urgent Care
26812 U.S. Hwy. 19N
Clearwater, FL 33761

There’s also a pediatric urgent care facility in Palm Harbor:

After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care
3450 East Lake Rd. 
Palm Harbor, FL 34685

After Hours Pediatrics has awesome hours:
Open Evenings: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
Weekends & Holidays: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

I haven’t tried After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care yet, but I would if I needed to bring one of my girls to the doc after 8PM and before 11PM. I believe they once told me a visit started at $180 but definitely do your own research.

Leyna once cut her head on the weekend and Auri brought her to the ER. It cost $1200 or so when all was said and done. And the procedure was the application of skin glue to the cut. Perhaps some Neosporin too. Nothing more. I didn’t feel like I got good value for my money in that instance.