Treatment of children at freestanding urgent care facilities has become common in pediatric health care. Well-managed freestanding urgent care facilities can improve the health of the children in their communities, integrate into the medical community, and provide a safe, effective adjunct to, but not a replacement for, the medical home or emergency department. Recommendations are provided for optimizing freestanding urgent care facilities' quality, communication, and collaboration in caring for children.
Ambulatory Care Facilities; Child; Emergency Medical Services; Humans; Patient Care Team; Patient-Centered Care; Pediatrics; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Referral and Consultation; United States
Urgent Care; Children
Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Conners, Gregory P., "Pediatric care recommendations for freestanding urgent care facilities." (2014). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 177.