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16 Hudson Valley Parent n October 2017 Can my child receive a physical at an urgent care center? Y es, your child can receive a school physical at an Excel Urgent Care center. Due to insurance restrictions, we are unable to bill your insurance company for these physicals. Instead, we charge a discounted rate of only $65.00 for this visit. We will promptly fill out and handle any paperwork you need done at the completion of your child's visit. This way, you can leave with everything in hand that you need. Even a lollipop! Your child can participate in sports or enter school without any worries. Physicals are completed quickly and by a trained medical professional at either one of our convenient locations. Middletown Medical 111 Maltese Dr., Middletown. 342-4774 78 Brookside Ave. #143, Chester. 469-2692 112 Shoprite Blvd., Ellenville. 647-6700 When should I go to urgent care vs. wait for a pediatrician? T he best place for children to receive medical care is at their pediatrician's office. However, we know kids don't wait for office hours to get sick. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends caregivers should never hesitate to call the pediatrician's office first. Pediatricians are accustomed to taking phone calls at all times and can often deal with problems over the phone or direct you to the appropriate level of care. Life-threatening emergencies should be handled in the ER. These include breathing difficulties (including severe asthma attacks), severe trauma, seizures, severe allergic reactions and head or neck injuries. If your child's injury or illness is not life-threatening, but needs attention quickly and your pediatrician's office is closed, Urgent Care is the way to go. Urgent Care is similar to the pediatrician's, with a few added services, like x-ray capabilities. Excel Urgent Care 1 Hatfield Ln., Goshen. 360-5530. 1004 Main St., Fishkill. 765-2240. CareMount Medical 185 Rte. 312, Brewster. 600 Westage Business Center Dr., Fishkill. 360 N Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. 30 Columbia St., Poughkeepsie. 6734 Rte. 9, Rhinebeck. 12 Marble Ave., Thornwood. 844-484-6564 Are there specific physicians who take care of kids at urgent care centers? C areMount Medical Urgent Care Centers provide care to newborn patients through adulthood. Our care is provided by experienced, board certified Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internists, Family Practitioners, and Mid-Level Practitioners (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). There is always a trained provider at each Urgent Care location that can treat children of any age. Our Urgent Care Centers offer walk-in services with no appointment necessary. We welcome new and existing patients and offer on-site laboratory and radiology services. Since CareMount Medical's team of physicians and advanced practice professionals work closely together, current patients' medical records will be available at their physicians' office after their visit. CareMount Medical Urgent Care Centers provide care with the convenience of expanded evening and weekend hours.

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