The medical providers at Golden Gate Urgent Care have seen many children in San Francisco, California, who are sick, hurt or injured. Our providers have both the experience and knowledge to treat pediatric patients and our hours make it very convenient for busy parents and for when other offices may be closed.
Pediatrics is the field of medicine that specifically focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and injuries in children. Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a child. Doctors who focus on pediatrics are called pediatricians.
There are several times when parents should take their children to see a pediatrician:
Most importantly, anytime a child’s health is in danger, they should see a medical provider. Sometimes children can wait to see the pediatrician they normally see. When they need more urgent medical attention, a pediatrician who practices at an urgent care center may be able to provide quality care sooner than a child’s primary care physician. If there is ever a doubt as to how quickly a child needs to see a pediatrician, parents should error on the side of caution and get them to a pediatrician sooner rather than later.
Pediatric appointments can vary in length because children see pediatricians for all sorts of ailments. The vast majority of appointments, however, are relatively short, and almost all pediatric appointments are completed in a day at most. If a medical condition requires more intense care and ongoing observation, children are usually sent to a hospital where they can stay until they’re well.
In many cases, urgent care centers are able to provide expedited medical services for children. Unlike most doctors offices, children don’t need to make an appointment before going to an urgent care center. Additionally, centers typically have shorter waiting times than emergency rooms.
Golden Gate Urgent Care contracts with a large number of insurance providers. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call your insurance provider for coverage details. We will bill any insurance, but cannot guarantee coverage. No insurance? We offer practical payment options for people who do not hold insurance. Please call one of our offices for details or see above to estimate your cost.
"If you need help right away this is the place for you. Takes appointments online, modern, clean facilities and the doc saw me right away."
"Everything was incredibly quick, and all staff was extremely informative and friendly! I will likely call this my go to care from now on."
"I've been here a few times now and have always had stellar 5 star experiences from everything ranging from a flu, bronchitis to an infection."
"I can't tell you how thankful I am for both the nurse and the doctors care, compassion, and knowledge of situations like mine. Thanks Golden Gate Urgent Care."
"Phenomenal experience at GG Urgent Care. Not only is the space roomy, modern and clean but the staff is incredibly friendly and personal."
"Clean modern facility, quick efficient check in and most importantly outstanding medical care. If we could give it 6 stars we would."
"The clinic is clean, pretty, and compared to an ER, the wait is much shorter. It has been a godsend and I highly recommend GGUC!!! Thank you!!!!"
"Golden Gate Urgent Care got me in within an hour, was able to diagnose my strep throat, and even gave me meds to treat my symptoms and a shot of antibiotics on site."
"The staff was so kind and accommodating. They had a great bedside manner."
"Beautiful and clean lobby area, very nice staff, good doctors and quick to see you."
"I recommend coming here should anyone need to go to the urgent care clinic."
"Every time I visit this site, they are efficient, kind, and understanding."
"This place is so great I don't even want to go to my primary doctor anymore."
"By far the easiest appointment with an urgent care or emergency room I've experienced."
"Received excellent care. Would recommend to everyone."