Bernal Pediatric Clinic
Jaime E. Bernal, MD
Pediatrics located in McAllen, TX
When your child is sick or gets hurt, the staff at Bernal Pediatrics Clinic in McAllen, Texas, offers urgent care services through the innovative Day and Night Clinic for your convenience. Jaime E. Bernal, MD, can address common illnesses, like colds and flu, or treat minor injuries, such as cuts or burns, so you can avoid the chaos of the local emergency room. Because children don’t always get sick during business hours, Dr. Bernal offers after-hours care to help your child feel better quickly. If your child needs urgent medical care, call the office to learn more about your options for treatment. You can also use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.
What are typical urgent care services for children?
Urgent care services are available to address unexpected conditions that affect your child’s health and comfort. Common reasons your child may need urgent care include:
- Colds and flu
- Ear infections
- Animal bites
- Cuts and burns
- Sprains and strains
If your child is experiencing unexplained pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, Dr. Bernal can perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the root cause of symptoms. The goal of an urgent care service is to quickly identify the issues and start treatment as soon as possible.
Dr. Bernal can also administer treatment if your child suffers symptoms of a chronic condition, such as an asthma attack or a serious allergic reaction.
What can I expect during an urgent care visit?
Depending on your child’s needs, Dr. Bernal performs a thorough physical exam and a review of your child’s symptoms.
In some cases, he may perform diagnostic testing to confirm the cause of the symptoms. On-site diagnostic testing available include:
- Strep tests
- Flu tests
- Urine testing
Dr. Bernal can also refer your child for imaging tests if he suspects conditions like broken or fractured bones, internal bleeding, or other conditions that cause unexplained pain.
For serious emergencies, Dr. Bernal may need to admit your child to an area hospital for further testing or treatment.
What are the benefits of urgent care?
As your child’s pediatrician, Dr. Bernal already understands your child’s health history and can make more informed decisions about what treatments work best for their condition.
Traditionally, hospital waiting rooms are busy, and as a result, treatment for your child’s pain and other symptoms may be delayed to prioritize other patients. Dr. Bernal can evaluate your child quickly, so treatment can begin as soon as possible.
Additionally, Dr. Bernal provides follow-up care after urgent services to ensure treatment is working effectively and your child is feeling better. This type of consistent care is beneficial to your child’s overall health and allows Dr. Bernal to be fully involved in their care.
Find out more about urgent care services before you need them by scheduling a consultation online or by phone.