Pediatric Urgent Care Centers
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation offers several locations for pediatric urgent care. Our goal is to meet your child's urgent care needs by providing high-quality, compassionate and timely medical care. Our pediatricians, nurses and medical assistants work together to provide you and your child the top-notch care you have come to expect from PAMF.
See also PAMF’s Adult & Child Urgent Care Centers
Call 911 for Life-Threatening Emergencies
The Emergency Department is designed to provide fast, life-or-limb-saving care. Many people, however, use the ER as a place to receive urgent care without realizing it. If you’re ever in doubt, go to the closest ER.
When to Come to Urgent Care
Visit our Urgent Care Centers for expert and timely treatment. We handle urgent problems that are not life-threatening.
- Minor accidents and falls
- Broken bones and sprains
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe abdominal pain
- Bleeding and cuts
- High fever
- Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration
- Sore throats and ear pain
Urgent Care Wait Times
For your convenience, here are the current wait times at most of our Pediatric Urgent Care Centers:
Palo Alto Pediatric Urgent Care: Appointments are preferred. Phones open for scheduling at 6:30 a.m. Monday to Friday & 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Wait time is updated during Urgent Care hours. Time is an approximation of the current wait time and subject to change.
PAMF's Kid's Health Blog
We have a number of helpful articles for helping your sick child on our health blog:
When to worry about fever.
Children’s Headaches, Stomach Aches
Treating Ear Infections in Children
When to Go to the Emergency Room