This post is sponsored by PhysicianOne Urgent Care as part of an Influences Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As a mom of three active kids – two of which are rambunctious boys – I find myself more often than I’d like asking the question “should I take my child to the doctor or the emergency room”? Our doctor is not always available and having had the not-so-great experience of going to the emergency room and waiting for hours, I’ll be the first to admit that I do try to avoid going to the ER if I can, especially if it’s a non-life threatening emergency. Luckily, there’s a PhysicianOne Urgent Care location about 25 minutes from my house and it is my go-to when the pediatrician is not available or if I know I’ll need an X-ray. PhysicianOne Urgent Care: My-Go-To Place When the Kids are Sick
The PhysicianOne Urgent Care location that I go to is in Baldwin Place, NY and I have been there several times with my kids for a variety of reasons (from an ankle sprain to a tick bite, we’ve pretty much seen the gamut). Whenever I go into the PhysicianOne Urgent Care office I always find it pristine, calming and quiet. I rarely wait more than ten minutes and I’m always greeted by the friendly staff. The providers at my local PhysicianOne Urgent Care location have been extremely professional with an excellent bedside manner every single time. They have been especially patient with my kids, who were sometimes distressed and in a great amount of pain.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is a great alternative to going to your pediatrician because it has equipment that your pediatrician might not have, such as an X-ray machine. PhysicianOne Urgent Care is also open 365 days per year, including on all major holidays. The fact that you get seen practically right away is a huge bonus because when your child is in pain all you want as a mom is to find out how to help her as soon as possible. You can also get flu shots, lab and other services at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Almost all insurances are accepted. As I mentioned, my wait time has never been long but if you like, you can use the PhysicianOne Urgent Care online check-in to select a time slot.
Another thing I love about PhysicianOne Urgent Care is that, unlike going to the ER, which can end up costing several thousands of dollars (especially if you have a high-deductible medical plan), this is much, much more affordable, at around $150. If you are not sure if you can be treated by PhysicianOne Urgent Care, call (855) 349-2828.
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for eighteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 11, 9 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.
Jennifer Tanney says
That’s amazing! Our insurance is not good. I am terrified of having to take my wild child to the hospital. I expect to have to leave behind a kidney to pay the bill. We have a few Urgent Care I will have to look into them in this area. It has to be cheaper. It’s a shame we don’t have the physicianone here.
Nikla Lam says
Thanks for the advice!
Physician One Urgent Care seems like a wonderful neighborhood healthcare clinic. I especially like the ease and care the providers and staff offer to families in their times of need and distress.
Stacy liz says
You have 3 kids (2 of which are rambunctious, ahh!)… I think its definitely important and good for you to have and like a good urgent care. After all, our children’s health and safety are # 1!