Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Aiken, Hardeeville and Walterboro, SC and Augusta, GA

Urgent Care

When your child suffers a sudden illness or injury, seeking prompt medical attention at an urgent care facility can provide the immediate care and treatment they need. At Valcourt Pediatric Associates in Aiken, Hardeeville, and Walterboro, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, board-certified pediatrician Yvrose Valcourt, MD, and pediatric nurse practitioner Whitney Lutz, NP, offer same-day visits, Saturday appointments, telehealth, and in-house labs to ensure your child receives comprehensive care. Call the pediatric office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Urgent Care Q&A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care involves diagnosing and treating time-sensitive health concerns that are serious but not life-threatening. If your child needs immediate care outside of a prescheduled visit, urgent care is a convenient and affordable alternative to the emergency room. 


Valcourt Pediatric Associates offers same-day urgent care visits to ensure your child receives responsive care when needed.

How is urgent care different from a regular visit?

Urgent care is similar to a routine visit, but the scope of services is broader, and the appointments are more time-sensitive. Valcourt Pediatric Associates offers same-day visits after hours to provide prompt medical attention for non-life-threatening concerns, even outside regular office hours.


Urgent care visits address illnesses, injuries, and worsening health concerns that can’t wait for a regular visit.


Routine visits focus on preventive care, wellness checkups, and managing your child's health. They typically include immunizations, developmental screenings, and ongoing care that support your child’s well-being and ensure they reach age-appropriate milestones.

Does my child need urgent care?

Whether your child needs urgent care depends on the specific situation and the severity of their symptoms. Valcourt Pediatric Associates provides comprehensive care for many illnesses, injuries, and other symptoms, including:


  • Fever (100.4˚F in children under three months, 104 ˚F in children over three months)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of the throat
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Ear infection
  • Sports injuries
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Cold and flu
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Strep throat
  • Cuts that require stitches


If you’re unsure whether your child needs urgent care, contact the pediatric team at Valcourt Pediatric Associates for guidance.

What types of services does urgent care provide?

With in-house labs and a team of pediatric experts, Valcourt Pediatric Associates offers a range of urgent care services, including:


  • Acute illness treatment for cold and flu, strep throat, and sinus infections
  • Minor wound care
  • Treatments for respiratory conditions, like asthma or bronchitis
  • Splinting or casting for minor sprains or fractures
  • Medication management for acute and chronic conditions
  • Blood work, urinalysis, and other lab tests
  • Rapid tests for infections and viruses


Valcourt Pediatric Associates also offers Saturday appointments for your convenience. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.