Don’t Let Your Money Skate Away

With warmer weather comes more outside activities-Yay!-Until your kiddo takes a gnarly fall that is. Avoid the high ER bills this summer by visiting Bumps N’ Bruises Pediatric Urgent Care. We do see up to 18 years old, so just because they don’t watch ‘Mickey Mouse Club House’ anymore, doesn’t mean they can’t be a patient of  ours! We have an

Bruiser Savings Club FAQs

Here are the most popular Brusier Savings Club questions answered! What is The Bruiser Savings Club? A membership to Bumps N’ Bruises Pediatric Urgent Care that offers member discounts and a flat-rate fee per visit, no matter the procedures done or test ran! What is the flat-rate fee and what exactly does that mean? $75 and that covers ANY test

Zika Virus

Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (found in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands, Centreal and South American, including Brazil, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and America Samoa). The mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread

Swimming Safety Tips

As we know, summer is here and the first thing kids want to do is jump in a swimming pool! Every year countless drowning accidents occur, but by following these few safety tips we can start preventing these accidents.    There Is No Substitute for Active Supervision Actively supervise children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your undivided

Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

Fox 4 shared a great video on the difference between Stand-Alone ER’s vs. Urgent Cares!! You could be spending up to 10 TIMES as much at an ER compared to an Urgent Care for the same treatment! Emergency rooms (free-standing or attached to a hospital) are for just that – emergencies. Unless you are contemplating calling 911, it is entirely

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of infections of the breathing passages and lungs in infants and young children., It is one of many viruses that can cause  bronchiolitis (an infection of the bronchioles, the small breathing tubes of the lungs). Respiratory virus  is transmitted from an infected child by secretions from the nose or mouth of an infected person,

Measles Outbreak

Many of you have probably heard to recent reports of a measles outbreak in the United States. We at Bumps N’ Bruises Pediatric Urgent Care thought the information below might be helpful in understanding the symptoms and risks for transmission of the measles virus. Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness. It begins with a prodrome of fever, cough,

Athletes & Concussions

Bumps n’ Bruises Pediatric Urgent Care is aware that contact sports (including football) and any other activities that put a child or adolescent at risk of a violent movement or blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull can cause a concussion. It is estimated that 136,000 high school students experience concussions

The Influenza Virus a.k.a. The Flu

Bumps n’ Bruises Pediatric Urgent Care wants to remind you that the influenza season is in full swing. The “flu,” caused by the influenza virus, is more dangerous to children than a cold, which can be caused any number of other viruses. The flu generally has some or all of these symptoms: fever or feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose

Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Many times, your child does not get sick during “regular office hours.” Inevitably, it is after 5 PM, when your pediatrician’s office is closed. As a parent, it is often hard to figure out, can this wait until tomorrow morning when your doctor’s office reopens? And if not, does your infant or child need to be seen in an urgent