240 18th Street Circle SE

Hickory, NC 28602

(828) 322-2550

(828) 322-7748

Doctors office vs. Emergency Room


When Accidents or Emergencies Happen...

Tips for parents on when to call your pediatrician or go to the ER


  • Your child is less than 2 months old and has a fever. Fever is defined as a temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher.
  • You suspect your child has a broken bone, particularly if there is visible swelling or unevenness and bumps in the injured area - a sign that the broken bone is misaligned.
  • Your child has had a seizure
  • Your child has signs of dehydration, such as very dry lips and mouth, absence of urination for more than 12 hours, lethargy and confusion
  • Your child has heavy, fast breathing, is gasping for air or manages to utter only two or three words before taking a breath.

Call your Pediatrician;

  • Your child has a sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose, congestion, body aches, or chills
  • Your child has a minor cut
  • Your child has a minor injury such as a sprain or strain or head injury without loss of consciousness
  • Your child has an earache or sinus pain
  • Your child may be having an asthma flare-up
  • Your child has nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Your child has a symptoms of localized infection--redness, swelling, warm to touch.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


7:50 am-5:00 pm


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