Where to Take Your Sick Child on Holidays and Weekends in Collin County

A mom feels her son's forehead to check his temperature.Does it sometimes feel like at least one person in the family is sick on a holiday? It’s the worst! This season, if you’ve got a sick kiddo on the weekend or a holiday, here’s what you need to know:

Check Your Regular Pediatrician’s Hours

Some pediatrician offices have weekend hours, often limited to same-day sick visits. Call your pediatrician’s office to see what they offer.

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Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics vs Pediatric Emergency Rooms

Urgent care clinic visits are cheaper and faster than emergency room visits. Even insurance co-pays are very likely to be lower for an urgent care clinic than an emergency room.

For a non-life-threatening illness or a minor incident, think urgent care clinic. If your child is experiencing a life-threatening situation, serious or sudden medical condition, or trauma, call 9-1-1 or safely visit an emergency room. Cook’s Childrens has a great chart that can help you discern which to choose. Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day.

Note: Most non-pediatric urgent cares will treat children as well, but the providers may not have any pediatric-specific training or specialized equipment and medicine. Popular non-pediatric urgent care clinics in Collin County include:

Pediatric Emergency Rooms in Collin County

If you decide your child needs emergency attention, there are two pediatric emergency rooms in Collin County.

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Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in Collin County 

Take heart, mamas: Pediatric urgent care clinics are open when you need them.

Each of the following urgent care clinics is open on Saturdays, Sundays, and all holidays! For holidays, the hours are whatever they would be for that day of the week. Each of these clinics also accepts some insurance plans.

Note: Legacy operates as a hybrid for emergency services and urgent care services. However, as the locations are not part of hospitals, it is listed under urgent care clinics. The clinics are open 24-seven, however, it bills as an urgent care or emergency facility based on the hour(s) treatment is received. Urgent care billing hours are 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day (including weekends). Hours served outside of these times are billed as emergency room services. All holidays are billed as emergency room services as well.

  • Urgent Care for Kids :: Frisco, Plano, McKinney :: Monday – Friday 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • NightHawk Pediatric Urgent Care :: Wylie :: Monday – Friday 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hopefully everyone will stay healthy for the holidays, but if you need it, our list of pediatric emergency and urgent care services is here for you!

Staci Fonner
Staci Fonner is sometimes a lawyer, sometimes a writer, and always a mother to her daughter Sydney and her son Parker. She is passionate about parenting well and learning whatever is needed in the process. As an enneagram 8 who loves reading, baking, and traveling, you’re likely to find her watching The Great British Bake-Off or browsing a bookstore with an iced coffee. Staci and her husband Daniel have lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The United Kingdom, Dallas, and recently located to Allen.


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