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Urgent Care Astoria, NY

Pediatric Urgent Care

Statcare provides AM/PM pediatric care to children of all ages. We feel strongly that every child needs a good family physician or a pediatrician, and Statcare pediatric urgent care always refers your child back to the pediatrician for follow-up. We will even fax over our findings to the pediatrician's office.

Pediatric Urgent Care FAQs

Why choose Statcare for AM and PM pediatric urgent care?

A child's health can't wait just because it is the weekend or a holiday. Statcare provides quick and efficient AM and PM pediatric urgent care when you need it. And Statcare is in-network as an urgent care with HIP, GHI, Emblem Health, Aetna, Empire, Blue Cross, Cigna, Oxford, United and more! Your child's visit with us is always covered.

  • Statcare's business hours easily fit in with your busy lifestyle:
    • Convenient weekday and weekend hours that let you multi-task (not just PM pediatric care)
    • Open every day (including Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays)
    • Open after hours in the evenings
  • No appointments to make or schedules to remember. How convenient!
  • Just walk in and your child will be seen without the wait.
  • On-site X-ray for diagnosing and treating cuts, fractures, and dislocations.

What pediatric urgent care services does Statcare offer for children of all ages?

Statcare offers a wider range of services than your pediatrician’s office, including nebulizer treatments for asthma, skin glue for cuts, PPD testing, MMR vaccines, DTaP/Tdap/DT/Td vaccinations, pediatric flu shots, chicken pox/varicella vaccine, hepatitis B vaccines, rapid strep test, rapid flu test, treatment of pink eye, UTIs, and more.

I need a form filled out. How long will that take?

Come in and we will do it for you right away. Been busy and need a school physical, summer camp physical, or sports physical and clearance form at the last minute? No problem. You get to walk out with the forms completed! No waiting or call backs for pick-ups the next day.

There is ample free parking in the rear of the urgent care center. Drive in, park, and walk right in with your child. It's that convenient!

My 4-year-old fell and cut herself. Can I bring her to you instead of the ER?

Sure. We will be happy to take care of her. Need X-rays? Have a cut that needs stitches? Come on in!

Statcare Urgent Care has a much shorter wait time compared to a local Long Island or Queens emergency room visit. Statcare Urgent Care has a lower cost (co-pay, deductible and actual bill) than any Long Island or Queens pediatric ER visit. That’s big savings for those without insurance.

Statcare provides a modern, clean, and kid-friendly environment for your children.

Statcare's walk in clinic is designed be a warm and welcoming place for you and your child. Our staff is experienced in taking care of sick children and will ensure that your child's visit is as pleasant as possible. Each member of our team has a passion for caring for children – a commitment that has made us a "Mom Approved" choice for urgent care.

Getting you in, treating your child in the most efficient manner, providing exceptional pediatric urgent medical care, so you can get out in a reasonable amount of time is our goal at Statcare.

Statcare will communicate the treatment your child receives at our urgent care walk in clinic to your child's pediatrician, to help ensure that they get appropriate follow-up care in your pediatrician's office.

Note: Statcare is not the place for “routine” pediatric medical care. Statcare does not replace or substitute your child's need for being seen by a pediatrician on an ongoing and regular basis for continuity of care.

What about pediatric urgent care facilities that are open in the evening only for PM pediatric care services?

These are corporate pediatric urgent care centers. They are open only in the PM and the range of services they provide is less than what Statcare provides. Statcare is a small business local to Long Island and Queens and serves the communities in Nassau and Suffolk. At Statcare, prompt personal attention is what you can count on because you and your child are our priority!

What about the hospital ER or the pediatric emergency care area?

Statcare is not an emergency room. An urgent care facility like Statcare is a good alternative because no child should have to be taken to an ER unless it's a life-threatening emergency. As a parent, you need to consider the following:

  1. Most hospital ERs are geared ONLY for the sickest of patients. The less sick will just have to wait in line.
  2. Most hospital emergency rooms are “general purpose” ERs. There are only a handful of Long Island and Queens (Nassau or Suffolk County) hospitals that have a dedicated pediatric emergency care department. The rest of the hospital ERs treat adults and children both in no particular preferential order. They may have a separate pediatric triage area or a designated “pediatric urgent care” area. It's purely geographical.
  3. Your child will be exposed to sick patients of all ages that are in the ER that day. Children tend to touch everything and are particularly prone to picking up new germs like MRSA.
  4. Unless you reach the ER in an ambulance, you will have to park in an open parking lot some distance from the facility or park in a metered multi-story garage - these are small but significant inconveniences.
  5. Imagine walking the distance from the parking lot while still carrying your sick child in your arms; not to mention in rain, snow, or inclement weather.
  6. Under most health insurance plans, the ER co-pay is very high, usually in the $100-150 range.
  7. If you don't have insurance, the average cost of an ER visit will be $1000-1400 for the Long Island area.
  8. Hospital-based ERs will provide a separate “pediatric urgent care” area. Don't be fooled. The bills are still generated as a hospital ER visit and your ER co-pay will apply – not your urgent care co-pay that is listed on your card. If you have a deductible, all that money will come out of your pocket. Remember, all hospital-based pediatric urgent care facilities use the same registration system and billing system as the one they use for hospitalized patients.
  9. In a hospital pediatric emergency care center you will just be another number after the triage is done. You will remain a low priority as long as sicker people are continuously being brought in via ambulances. At Statcare, your child will be seen by emergency care providers that would attend to your child if you went to a local area emergency room in Long Island or Queens.
  10. Pediatricians, family physicians, and emergency medicine physicians all agree that most pediatric illnesses and injuries don't require the extensive services of a pediatric emergency care facility. Even your health insurance plan would rather you go to an urgent care center. Visit their website to learn more. Note: Statcare is NOT a substitute for the ER if that is what your child needs.

When should I bring my child to an urgent care walk in clinic? How do I decide when to visit Statcare for AM or PM pediatric urgent care?

When to bring your child to Statcare:

  • All minor pediatric illnesses
  • Ear infections, earache
  • Sore throat
  • Colds
  • Flu symptoms
  • Fever
  • Rapid strep test and mono tests (infectious mononucleosis or “mono”)
  • Rapid diagnosis of flu
  • Asthma that needs nebulizer treatment
  • Cough and breathing problems
  • Croup
  • Pink eye or a red eye from a foreign body
  • Sports injuries
  • Diarrhea
  • Lesions in the mouth
  • Rashes
  • Hoarse voice
  • Minor broken bones
  • Minor cuts and scrapes that need wound care
  • Lacerations that need X-rays, stitches or Dermabond skin glue
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Foreign body removal
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sprains
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Vomiting
  • Insect bites
  • Ear wax removal
  • TB testing (PPD or Mantoux test)
  • School forms, sports physicals, camp physicals
  • Vaccines and immunization updates (e.g. MMR, tetanus, pediatric flu shot, H1N1)
  • Prescription refills

When should I take my child to a pediatric emergency room of a local Long Island or Queens hospital?

If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms or conditions, take him or her to the nearest ER:

  • Infants less than 90 days old with a fever greater than 100.4 rectally
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Head trauma with loss of consciousness
  • Lethargy
  • Head trauma with more than 3 episodes of vomiting

To summarize, Statcare's pediatric urgent care is the place to bring your child if:

You are you a Long Island or Queens parent with a sick child and

  • you can't wait to see your pediatrician until the next business day
  • the pediatrician's office is closed because it’s the weekend or a holiday
  • your pediatrician is unavailable or does not have any available appointments today
  • you don't have the time to make an appointment because you're multi-tasking
  • your work schedule can't accommodate the time that your pediatrician is available
  • you are anxious that your child gets the care they need right away rather than waiting the night out
  • you have a school, camp, or sports physical form that needs to be filled out but you can't depend on your pediatrician's office to fax or mail it or you don't have the time to go back a second time to pick up the forms

or

You live in Nassau County or Suffolk County of Long Island and have an injured child (fracture/dislocation that needs X-rays or a cut that needs stitches) but

  • the injuries are not life-threatening
  • you don't think it's enough of an emergency to go to a Long Island emergency room
  • you have been to a pediatric emergency room on a previous occasion and realized that the triage system may not prioritize your child because they aren't that sick for an ER visit
  • you are wary of the long wait times at the local emergency department especially when you have other kids at home that need you
  • you don't have health insurance and the astronomical expense of emergency care at local hospitals is beyond what you can afford to spend

or

You are traveling to the Long Island or Queens area or just visiting family in Nassau County or Suffolk County and have a sick child

  • but don't know where to go
  • have used a pediatric urgent care in the state that you reside in but are looking for a similar pediatric urgent care in or around Nassau County or Suffolk County of Long Island

Statcare walk-in clinic has been serving Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk) communities since 2008. Our patients come from Hicksville, Wantagh, Commack, Bethpage, Levittown, Hempstead, Massapequa, Plainview, Deer Park, Westbury, Syosset, Dix Hills, Bellmore, Bayville, Merrick, Melville, Manhasset, Oyster Bay, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip, Seaford, Freeport, Mutton Town, Stony Brook, Brentwood, Centereach, Great Neck, Port Washington, Mineola, Roslyn, East Hills, New Hyde Park, Babylon, Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, Sunnyside, Corona, and other Long Island communities.

Statcare Urgent Medical Care
Hicksville, New York
232 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone: (516) 938-1550
Astoria, Queens
37-15, 23rd Ave.
Astoria, NY 11005
Phone: (347) 808-8830
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