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PM Pediatrics, Columbia

PM Pediatrics

4.69(512 reviews)
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PM Pediatrics, Glen Burnie

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6622 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 210616622 Ritchie Hwy
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PM Pediatrics, Northpoint

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9613 Harford Rd, Dundalk, MD 212349613 Harford Rd
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PM Pediatrics

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PM Pediatrics, Columbia

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Liberty Pediatrics

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5963 Exchange Dr, Sykesville, MD 217845963 Exchange Dr
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Children First Community Urgent Care

Children First Community Urgent Care

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Xpress Pediatrics, Urgent Care for Children

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11414 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090211414 Georgia Ave
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Total Access Pediatric Urgent Care

Total Access Pediatric Urgent Care

9740 Traville Gateway Dr, Rockville, MD 208509740 Traville Gateway Dr
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Pediatric Urgent Care FAQs

  • How much does a pediatric urgent care visit cost in Maryland?

    Urgent care can cost anything from $75 to $150, depending on the clinic's location. Of course, this only applies to cash-paying patients. The quality and standards of healthcare, on the other hand, are consistent across the board. Most institutions, on the other hand, would charge between $100 and $125 for non-covered services. Keep in mind, however, that this is just the beginning of the fundamental therapies offered by urgent care facilities. Medication and immunization shots, lab testing, and X-rays are not included in the package. Stitches, sprains, and broken bones will all increase the expense of emergency treatment. Even patients with insurance will be compelled to pay co-payments rather than having their insurance company cover the entire cost. Payments are made in

  • Is insurance accepted at urgent care centers in Maryland?

    Insurance companies decide whether or not to pay for emergency medical care. It is possible that a patient's insurance will not cover the costs. The urgent care center will only accept cash in that case. In most cases, however, insurance companies would cover urgent care, allowing people to visit a medical facility without having to pay a large sum of money. An urgent care center may refuse to accept this type of care even if your insurance policy covers it, but this is exceedingly rare. As a result, calling ahead and double-checking before visiting a care facility is always a smart idea.

  • What are common services of a pediatric urgent care in Maryland?

    You may be concerned that your child is sicker than normal, but this is not the case. The truth is that children will get sick, especially after they enter school and their immune systems are exposed to the health risks that come with crowded environments. Colds, flu, strep throat, ear and sinus infections, pink eye, and pneumonia are just a few of the illnesses that can be treated in a pediatric urgent care facility near you. Pediatric urgent care clinics can also treat stings and bug bites, allergic reactions, wounds and burns, swallowed items, sprains, and fractured bones in addition to traumas.

  • What Is the difference between an urgent care and the emergency room?

    The patient experience is the most significant contrast between a pediatric urgent care center and an emergency room. In an emergency room, the typical wait time is roughly two and a half hours. A pediatric urgent care center, on the other hand, can see the child in 15 to 45 minutes. Another important distinction is the expense of an urgent care facility versus an emergency department. The former is usually a fraction of the cost of the latter. If a patient has a significant health emergency, they should go to an emergency department rather than an urgent care center. Because urgent care centers are exclusively for non-emergent and minor diseases, as well as minor injuries, this is the case.

  • What is the difference between pediatric urgent care and regular urgent care?

    The patient experience is the key contrast between a pediatric urgent care facility and an emergency room. In an emergency room, the average wait time is about two hours and fifteen minutes. The patient, on the other hand, will be treated in a pediatric urgent care clinic in 15-45 minutes. Another important distinction is the expense of an urgent care center vs an emergency department. The former is frequently far less expensive than the latter. In the event of a serious health emergency, patients should go to an emergency department rather than an urgent care center. Because urgent care clinics are only for non-emergent and minor illnesses and injuries, this is the case.

  • What is pediatric urgent care?

    Typically, pediatric urgent care operators collaborate with traditional physicians, the majority of whom are available during regular office hours (e.g. from 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday). Late-night pediatric situations that might usually demand a trip to the emergency room are handled by these medical specialists. Pediatric urgent care centers treat both minor and significant ailments in children. They are frequently open till midnight and on weekends, even when conventional pedestrians are closed. These children's doctors, without a doubt, save parents from unnecessary and traumatic trips to the emergency room.

  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Out of the Urgent Care

    There are a variety of ways to keep children healthy and avoid health problems and emergencies. Simple precautions such as hand washing, regular water, and adequate sleep can help protect children's health. Many diseases can be avoided in toddlers by eating a well-balanced diet, managing stress, getting the necessary vaccines, and avoiding smokers.

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The front desk check in person was not particularly friendly. This not my first interaction with her, Celeste. She gathers the necessary information and is rather robotic about it. Not incredibly welcoming. (I’ve been to PM on several occasions for COVID testing since out Pediatrician’s office does not test at all for COVID.) The nurse, Roy, who worked with us at this most recent visit on 9/18/21) walked right in the room, apologized for our wait, but barely made eye contact with myself or my child and then had his back to us while he asked all of the intake questions. He was not warm or attempting to be reassuring to my 7 year old who was clearly nervous to be seen/examined. The doctor we saw was fine and I have no specific objections or concerns. I have been to PM before and really enjoyed the providers (Dr. Mordechai-forgive me because I forget his last name and nurse Amanda. They have been exceptional!) I fully realize that the staff I BUSY given this pandemic but I do have better expectations for an improved beside manner and interactions with families. I, myself, am a pediatric provider so I know what it feels like to be exhausted and still have to work, but you still owe a level of kindness, compassion and warmth in your exchanges with patients and families…especially children.

- Verified patient on 9/19

The online process is not smooth. I waited for hours for PMPAnywhere and there is no visual way to tell how many are in front of you. It would help to have something like a countdown or how many are ahead of you so you can tell things are moving closer to your time. I called for help too because I made too many attempts for accounts amd it was a repeat of the same message and then hung up. When I called back I was able to finally speak to a human. It was frustrating. I also noticed that when you check in by scanning you can’t check all kids in at the same time. It was making me scan separately for each even though it listed everyone with littles boxes next to there names. It’s just another step that’s more difficult than it needs to be. Once you get past all that it’s Much better in person, but I can see how it can be frustrating. I also got three emails messages from virant lab and then 3 messages from PMpediatrics about results . Maybe you don’t need to send them out anymore? 6 emails is a lot.. Just a thought.

- Verified patient on 9/19

The online process is not smooth. I waited for hours for PMPAnywhere and there is no visual way to tell how many are in front of you. It would help to have something like a countdown or how many are ahead of you so you can tell things are moving closer to your time. I called for help too because I made too many attempts for accounts amd it was a repeat of the same message and then hung up. When I called back I was able to finally speak to a human. It was frustrating. I also noticed that when you check in by scanning you can’t check all kids in at the same time. It was making me scan separately for each even though it listed everyone with littles boxes next to there names. It’s just another step that’s more difficult than it needs to be. Once you get past all that it’s Much better in person, but I can see how it can be frustrating. I also got three emails messages from virant lab and then 3 messages from PMpediatrics about results . Maybe you don’t need to send them out anymore? 6 emails is a lot.. Just a thought.

- Verified patient on 9/19

There was a lengthy wait time of well over an hour, but I found out that you can make an appointment, so I will definitely do that next time. The nurse was extremely nice and professional. The doctor was excellent. He diagnosed me with a kidney infection. It was late in the evening, so he had the nurse give me a shot of antibiotics to hold me over a day so I wouldn't have to rush to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. That is going the extra mile!! I will definitely be back in the future if I have a health issue. With Covid so prevalent, it is hard to get an in- person appointment with my own physician. So knowing that I can always be seen at Docs Are In is truly a service I appreciate.

- Verified patient on 10/22

I should have come to PM Pediatrics in Parkville a long time ago! Everyone knows exactly how to treat their patients and family correctly. From nurse Bianca, to Dr. Klein and the M.A who directed us to our room (I really wish I got her name), you are all awesome. It renewed my confidence in urgent care after having a horrible experience at Patient First. My only suggestion is that specimens be labeled before leaving the patient's room but I know you handle those test with utmost care to avoid mixed up. I am glad there is an alternative place that patients can choose in our area. I will definitely drive a little further out to get the care my children deserved.

- Verified patient on 6/27

My 2 kids needed covid testing due to a potential exposure at daycare. I booked online appointments half an hour apart, and arrived a bit early - 20 minutes before the first appointment. They were able to check us in straightaway and take both kids simultaneously. We were out the door in just about 30 minutes, including time to get lollipops and admire the fun paintings. The staff were all so kind and friendly, they made the process as easy as possible. It was our first time at PM Pediatrics, and it’s easy to see why they are so highly recommended.

- Verified patient on 5/7

My 2 kids needed covid testing due to a potential exposure at daycare. I booked online appointments half an hour apart, and arrived a bit early - 20 minutes before the first appointment. They were able to check us in straightaway and take both kids simultaneously. We were out the door in just about 30 minutes, including time to get lollipops and admire the fun paintings. The staff were all so kind and friendly, they made the process as easy as possible. It was our first time at PM Pediatrics, and it’s easy to see why they are so highly recommended.

- Verified patient on 5/7

The online visit by Dr Kristin was awesome she went above and beyond to get us the appointments we needed. The girl at the front desk and the Dr at this location were amazing. The only reason I gave a 4 as he nurse was just very blunt and not friendly, I understand they are overworked and stressed however when you are working in a children's facility kids feed off your energy. Everyone else we encountered from virtual and in the office were absolutely amazing and I would go here again for care and recommend to others.

- Verified patient on 9/16

PM Pediatrics has always been extremely amazing. I have been bringing my son who is now four since he was months old. If his PCP is closed, I immediately come to PM, and we have never had to wait for more than ten minutes which is amazing. The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly and they have always treated us with care, and the doctors/physician’s assistant/nurses do a great job at treating my son. I have never left there frustrated. I recommend them always!

- Verified patient on 8/14

The staff and physician were very friendly. We have been to PM pediatrics many times. This was the first time we ever experienced a wait more than 15 minutes. I had received an email about long wait times but didn’t expect over an hour and a half for a quick Covid swab. To be fair though, the app wasn’t working when I tried to do the tele health appointment in advance so we just decided to go as a walk in

- Verified patient on 10/15

This visit was SO easy! We were able to stay in the car to get my three kids tested for Covid. The nurse came out within two minutes of us pulling up- she was so kind and friendly and really put my kids at ease. Couldn’t give her a high enough rating- she was wonderful. She answered questions confidently and did her job quickly and well. I would highly recommend OUCH to others. Check-in was quick and easy. Booked online.

- Verified patient on 9/5

First time patients, my family and I needed a COVID test. We had made an appointment at CVS, and when we arrived we were told we couldn’t take the tests. PM Pediatrics was quick to help us out. The staff was friendly and helpful and we are able to get our results the same day. I would recommend PM Pediatrics to others, and my wife and I would certainly bring our son back for urgent care.

- Verified patient on 8/1

My daughter goes to PM Pediatrics for all of her emergency care needs. Always a great experience, but today was amazing! Our Nursing Assistant was so sweet! Our Nurse Practitioner was so good with my kid. Normally she is kicking and screaming but the NP made it so my daughter was so calm. My only emergency care place to go to.

- Verified patient on 9/4

My daughter goes to PM Pediatrics for all of her emergency care needs. Always a great experience, but today was amazing! Our Nursing Assistant was so sweet! Our Nurse Practitioner was so good with my kid. Normally she is kicking and screaming but the NP made it so my daughter was so calm. My only emergency care place to go to.

- Verified patient on 9/4

It would be helpful to have a way to stay in your car after check in until they’re ready for you without dragging a bunch of kids inside to be told to go back to the car until a room is ready. I like checking in from the car, but waiting in the car would be even better.

- Verified patient on 9/26

We had a great experience at PM pediatrics. We made an appointment online, were checked in quickly when we arrived, brought to an exam room and only waited about 20 mins to see the doctor. We were able to get same day Covid test results for our kids and the doctor patiently answered all of our questions.

- Verified patient on 9/3

We had a great experience at PM pediatrics. We made an appointment online, were checked in quickly when we arrived, brought to an exam room and only waited about 20 mins to see the doctor. We were able to get same day Covid test results for our kids and the doctor patiently answered all of our questions.

- Verified patient on 9/3

I’ve brought my kids here many times . Sometimes there’s a long wait time , but today’s visit was great! In and out within 30min. Nurse and Doctor took their time to ask questions and answer any questions I had. Gave recommendations and I left feeling satisfied from the visit.

- Verified patient on 8/27

Although my wait was aittle longer this time I definitely prefer then over Children's hospital. The facility is well maintained and the staff is always friendly. Every dr I seen with my kids has been great. The best part is I only paid a copay

- Verified patient on 10/26

This is my favorite place to get care. Both my kid’s and brother get care here besides going to the hospital. Waiting time is reasonable due to COVID policy. Staff is polite and understanding. Dr. Ho was very knowledgeable in his examination and diagnosis.

- Verified patient on 9/10

Maryland Pediatric Urgent Care

Convenience is important these days, especially for parents with young children. In a world when 'next day delivery' is being beaten by'same day shipping,' who wants to wait several weeks to visit their pediatrician or primary care physician? There are several types of walk-in clinics, including urgent care, pediatric urgent care, retail clinics, and others. These handy locations offer same-day access to qualified pediatric providers who can diagnose and treat a variety of minor injuries and illnesses in children aged 6 to 18. If you've ever wondered, "Where can I find a walk-in clinic near me?" you've come to the right place.
The last thing you want to do when your children require immediate medical attention is travel to a nearby urgent care facility.

Urgent Care Guide for Kids

In a recent survey conducted with the Urgent Care Association, Solv observed that patients were waiting an average of 24 days for appointments with their primary care provider. In today's world of instant satisfaction, consumers expect more. They need it right now. If you want to see a movie right away, you can either download it or stream it. If you need groceries quickly, you can call and have them delivered within an hour. If you need to make a restaurant reservation, simply look for one that has openings, book online, then go in to seat down minutes later. There should be no exemption in the case of healthcare.

As a result, pediatric urgent care in the United States has increased at a faster rate than any other type of healthcare. It's also why healthcare customers search for "urgent care" more than 5 times more than "primary care" or "family doctor" combined. These customers are highly motivated, seeking for "urgent care near me" with zeal. People want same-day access to great healthcare providers whether they are sick or injured - after hours, on weekends, and on holidays - without the cost and inconvenience of visiting to the emergency room.

Non-emergent healthcare needs, such as the flu, sinus infections, and strep throat, as well as injuries, such as bone fractures and sprains, wounds, scratches, and burns, can be detected and treated at urgent care clinics. In addition, urgent care clinics are increasingly providing preventative care services such as annual physicals and well visits, flu shots, and other immunizations and vaccines, effectively filling the function of primary care physician for the tens of millions of individuals who lack one.

There are specific pediatric urgent care clinics for children aged one to eighteen years old, which are usually open after hours for patients aged one to eighteen years old.

Urgent Care Services & Pricing

Urgent care clinics, which are part of the walk-in clinic healthcare category, are a good option for consumers seeking treatment for minor illnesses and accidents. An urgent care clinic typically provides annual and school physicals, flu shots and immunizations, and treatment for ailments such as colds, flu stomach aches, sinus and ear infections, and more. You can also be treated for injuries such as burns, bites, sprains, and breaks, which you might believe should be taken to an emergency room rather than urgent care, but you'll wait less and pay less at urgent care. If you don't have insurance, your appointment should cost between $100 and 140 dollars, not counting transportation.

Insurance & Payments

Almost every urgent care facility accepts commercial insurance, and many (if not all) of them also accept Medicare. As a result, if you have insurance, the financial experience will be similar to seeing a specialist, where you will be charged a co-pay, which is typically $35-50, at the time of the visit. Any further lab work, x-rays, or other tests will be billed to your insurance first, with any remaining balance payable to you later. If you don't have health insurance, you'll have to pay a $100-140 visit fee at the time of your appointment. If you're considering a telehealth or video visit, expect to pay between 25 and 50 percent more than you would with your primary care provider, but the convenience is generally well worth the extra money.

Urgent Care Hours & Wait Times

Different urgent care locations, even within the same group or brand, may have different hours. While they're meant to be useful when your primary care physician isn't available, this is a highly subjective and variable assessment. An urgent care, on the other hand, is normally open 6 to 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to a regular formula. Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., this might be any 8-12 hour period. Some clinics are even open 24 hours a day, similar to emergency rooms. In terms of wait time, most patients say they have to wait between 15 and 45 minutes on average, though this varies. It's usually better to choose a nearby urgent care center.

Urgent Care Guide for Kids

In a recent survey conducted with the Urgent Care Association, Solv found that patients were waiting an average of 24 days for appointments with their primary care provider. In a world of instant gratification, consumers demand more. They demand now. If you want to watch a movie, you download it in minutes or stream it instantly. If you need groceries, you can pick up your phone and have them delivered to you within the hour. If you need restaurant reservations, you find one with availability, book online, walk in minutes later and sit right down. Healthcare shouldn’t be any different.

That’s why pediatric urgent care has been growing at a faster pace than any other healthcare service in the United States. And it is why healthcare consumers search for “urgent care” more than 5x more than “primary care” or “family doctor,” combined. These consumers are highly actionable, searching with high intent terms like “urgent care near me.” They want same day access to quality healthcare providers when they are sick or injured - after hours, one weekends and on holidays - without the cost and inconvenience of the emergency room.

Urgent care centers typically treat minor illnesses like the flu, sinus infections and strep throat, as well as injuries like bone fractures and sprains, cuts, scrapes and burns, making these clinics ideal for diagnosing and treating non-emergent healthcare needs. And at a growing rate urgent care clinics are offering preventative care services including annual physicals and well visits, flu shots and other immunizations and vaccines, taking on the role of primary care provider for the tens of millions of consumers that don’t have one.

For kids there are special pediatric urgent care centers, usually open after hours for patients between the ages of 1 and 18.

Urgent Care Services & Pricing

Urgent care centers, which are part of the walk-in clinic healthcare category, are a convenient resource for consumers needing treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Services that you would normally receive at your primary care office are usually available at an urgent care including annual and school physicals, flu shots and immunizations, treatment for illnesses including colds, flu stomach pains, sinus and ear infections and more. You can also be seen for injuries such as burns, bites, sprains and breaks - things that you might first thing to go to the emergency room vs urgent care, but you’ll have a shorter wait and smaller bill at the urgent care. As for cost, without insurance, you should expect between $100-140 for your visit, plus the cost of any labs, tests or images. With insurance, urgent care will be similar to seeing a specialist with applicable co-pay.

Insurance & Payments

Nearly all urgent care centers take commercial insurance and many (if not most) will take medicare. As such if you have insurance coverage, you can expect the financial experience to be similar to visiting a specialist where you have a co-pay, usually $35-50, due at the time of the visit. Any additional lab work, x-rays or other tests performed will be billed against your insurance first and any supplemental balance due will be invoiced to you after the fact. Without insurance, you’ll pay a visit fee between $100-140 at the time of your visit. This is typically 25-50% more than your primary care provider, but usually the convenience is well worth the additional cost. If you are interested in a telehealth or video visit, your cost could be as much as 50% less than an urgent care, you could be diagnosed and prescribed medication and you’ll never have to leave your home.

    Urgent Care Hours & Wait Times

    Every urgent care center - even those part of the same group or brand - may have different hours. While they are meant to be conveniently accessible during times when your primary care provider is not, that’s subjective and highly variable. A traditional formula, however, is that an urgent care is open 6 to 7 days a week usually between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm. That could shift to nearly any 8-12 hour period between 7 am and 10 pm. You’ll even find some clinics open 24 hours a day, similar to an emergency room. As for wait time, most patients report waiting between 15-45 minutes on average, but that can certainly vary, as well. It’s usually best to find an urgent care near you to either confirm the hours online, or call the clinic directly to verify. Or, you can book a same day doctor appointment online with Solv.

    Rob Rohatsch
    Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

    Updated on Jun 25, 22

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