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 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.

Need help deciding?
Resources are available to help you decide where to get your child care. Learn more.

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
Download our app

Children’s On Call mobile app

The Children's Wisconsin app gives you the convenience of having your child’s health care at your fingertips. You can now access MyChart, video visits, scheduling and our symptom checker and so much more in one place.