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Sick kids? Choosing Where to go When {Some tips to help you Decide}

One of the worst things is when you have sick kids. 

It is no fun for anyone and can be really stressful.  What’s even worse is when it happens overnight and you are scrambling trying to find a clinic or a 24 pharmacy to fill meds.

There are a few medical centers and pharmacies that stay open late so keep this list handy!

sick kids? Where to go and tips to help you decide

Places to Take Sick Kids After Hours

West Plano Emergency Room

Address: 2000 Dallas Pkwy, Ste 100, Plano, TX 75093 Phone: (972) 378-7878

24/7 Emergency room for kids 

Children’s Health Plano

Address: 7601 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75024 Phone: 469-303-7000

Children’s Medical Center Plano is a world-class pediatric hospital, dedicated to serving families north of Dallas.

As the area’s first full-service children’s hospital, they offer comprehensive care for almost every pediatric injury, health issue, and disease.

Children's Hospital, Health, kid's hospital

Pediatrics After Hours (Plano)

Hours: M-F: 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM, Sat: NOON – 10 PM, Sun: 10 AM – 9 PM

Address: 7212 Independence Parkway Plano, TX 75025  Phone: (972) 597-4200.

They also have a Dallas, Garland, and Arlington location.

Urgent Care for Kids (Allen)

Hours: Weekdays: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Weekends: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Address: 919 Medical Dr. Allen, TX 75013. Phone 972-737-6299

Urgent Care for Kids (Frisco)

Hours: Weekdays: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Weekends: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Address: 11550 Legacy Drive, Suite #420 Frisco, TX 75034. Phone: (972) 731-7700

They also have a McKinney location.

Medical City Children’s Urgent Care (Plano)

Hours: M-F 12 pm – 9 pm, Sat/Sun:  9 am – 8 pm

Address: 3305 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 345, Plano, TX 75093

Phone: (972) 300-4200

They also have Allen, McKinney, and Frisco clinics. (formerly Acute Kids Care)

The Colony ER Clinic

Open 24 hours

Address: TX-121, The Colony, TX 75056

They even have an on-site pharmacy. Come check out this Facebook live with Dr. Holland one of the clinic’s physicians.

Pharmacies With Late Hours


Address: 2200 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075 (972) 867-5353 

Hours: 8 am – 12 am

Walgreens Preston/Lebanon (Frisco)

Open 24 hours

Address: 5049 PRESTON RD 214–387–9505

Most Walgreens and CVS stores close at 9 pm during the week and 6 pm on weekends.

sick kids

As parents, we all get a little stressed out when our littles get sick. It’s a terrible feeling when your child doesn’t feel well, and you want to make them all better with just a hug – but that’s not how it works.

Children typically develop four to six illnesses per year from ages 4 to 10 years. For children under 4, that number usually is between six and nine.

Our worlds are turned upside down when our children get sick and we need kid med services ASAP. Sleeping patterns change, appetite decreases and normal, daily activities are disrupted.

As much as we try to comfort them, the truth is, when a child isn’t feeling well, the family routine changes, which can be hard for everyone.

When it’s the middle of the night and your child wakes up crying and in pain, or, it’s just after dinner and they begin running a fever, you have choices.

Option 1, The Pediatrician

The role of a Pediatrician is to manage the health of your child – including their physical growth, behavioral development, and mental health. They diagnose and treat your child’s health, from minor illnesses to chronic diseases.

A pediatrician works with parents to keep little ones healthy from birth to young adulthood. If it’s after normal office hours for your pediatrician, they may have a recommendation for where to bring your child.

It’s always a good idea to ask them ‘where should I take my child in the evenings and weekends?’

Option 2, Urgent Care

Urgent Cares are all over the metroplex. Urgent care facilities treat minor illnesses, such as sore throats, minor cuts and abrasions, and ear infections.

All Urgent Care clinics are different. Some offer x-rays and labs on-site, others do not.

Most urgent cares are ‘walk-in’ with no appointment necessary and some are open late at night.

Option 3, Emergency Room/Hospitals

ER’s and hospitals are open 24 hours a day; weekends and holidays included.

They are for emergency medical situations, such as high fever, broken bones, cuts and wounds, breathing difficulties, loss of consciousness, head injuries, chest/abdominal pain and severe nausea and vomiting.

The physicians at hospitals and emergency rooms are trained to jump into action when there is an emergency.

These places have everything needed to deal with minor and major medical issues on-site: x-ray, CT scan, laboratory, and patient rooms equipped to handle overnight or extended stays.

Disclaimer: The information in this post is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice

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