Same-day care from Children’s Wisconsin

Available online and in-person

If your child needs care today, don’t delay. Children’s Wisconsin offers several safe and convenient same-day care options to treat everything from minor injuries and illnesses to emergencies. As the state’s only health care system 100% dedicated to kids, you can trust Children’s Wisconsin to provide the best and safest care for your family.

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Same-day care options

Primary care

Our primary care offices may offer same-day appointments during regular clinic hours for minor illnesses and injuries.

Same-day primary care appointments are available for existing patients only. Call your Children’s Wisconsin primary care office for availability.

Urgent care video visits

Through an urgent care video visit, you can video chat with a Children’s Wisconsin doctor to obtain the care and advice your child needs for many conditions, including COVID-19, all from the comfort of home. Urgent care video visits are available 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. for children ages 0 – 17 and can be accessed through your phone or mobile device.

Video visits are available for new or existing patients. Learn more and get started.

Walk-in urgent care clinics

When visiting our walk-in urgent care clinics, we encourage families to reserve their spot online ahead of time and then wait at home until it's there time to be seen. We also offer a limited number of walk-in appointments available at each urgent care location.

Walk-in urgent care is available for new or existing patients. Learn more about our walk-in urgent care clinics.

Mental health walk-in clinic

Our Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-In Clinic provides same-day care for children and teens (ages 5-18) experiencing urgent mental health issues. The clinic is designed to offer an alternative to traditional urgent care and emergency room services and is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Services we provide:

  • Evaluation to determine any immediate safety concerns
  • Brief intervention through temporary, on-site counseling and coping tips
  • Coordination of care with the child’s existing care team (pediatrician, school or other providers) to ensure everyone is aware of the child’s needs
  • Referrals to helpful resources following the child’s clinic visit, including follow-up care, if needed

 Learn more about the Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-In Clinic.

Fracture care

Same-day fracture care is available for the diagnosis and treatment of broken bones at our specialty clinics (by appointment) and at all of our walk-in urgent care clinics (no appointment needed).

Specialty clinics: Appointments for same-day fracture care are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at our specialty clinics in Milwaukee, Delafield, Greenfield, and Mequon. Call our central scheduling team at (877) 607-5280 to make an appointment. Learn more about same-day fracture care at our specialty clinics.

Walk-in urgent care clinics: No appointment is needed for same-day fracture care at our walk-in urgent care clinics. All of our urgent care locations are open nights and weekends and our Kenosha location is open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more about our walk-in urgent care clinics.

Same-day fracture care is available for new or existing patients at both our specialty clinics and our walk-in urgent care clinics.

Emergency care

Our Emergency Department is located on our Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Campus at:

8915 W. Connell Court

Milwaukee, WI

You can get to our Emergency Department on our Milwaukee Campus by turning right onto 87th Street from Watertown Plank Road. After that, follow the signs to our Emergency entrance.

Learn more about coming to our Emergency Department.

Need help deciding?

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 for help now.

Use our symptom checker to help make informed decisions on what kind of care your child might need.

Children's Wisconsin's urgent care does not provide preventive care services like physicals or vaccines. Your child's primary care doctor can provide these services.

The Emergency Department is for more serious illnesses and injuries. Below is a general guide to help you determine whether to seek urgent care or emergency care. You can also read this blog post to learn more about how to decide between taking your child to an urgent care clinic or to the ED.

Seek urgent care for:

  • Earache or ear infections
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Sinus infections
  • Colds or flu
  • Pink eye or mild eye complaints
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Persistent cough not accompanied by breathing difficulties
  • Minor vomiting or diarrhea
  • Mild abdominal issues
  • Minor burns or cuts
  • Hives, rashes or bug bites
  • Diaper rash
  • Bruises or sprains
  • Lice, scabies or ringworm
  • Minor drug reactions
  • Minor injuries
  • Mild asthma exacerbations/mild wheezing
  • Croup

Seek emergency care for:

  • Major injuries
  • Severe pain
  • Worsening of a chronic illness or problem
  • Chest pain
  • Severe headache
  • Severe bleeding that will not stop
  • Choking
  • Poisoning
  • Altered consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose
  • Post-operative complications
  • Injuries of the fingernails or nailbed
  • Intravenous fluids or antibiotics
  • Severe asthma exacerbations
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Evaluations for abuse or after assault
About COVID-19 and access to care

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Wisconsin has implemented changes to some of the ways our patients and families typically access our medical care and resources in the community. But rest assured, we are here for you.

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