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Pediatric urgent care options in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan

PM Pediatric Urgent Care in Cobble Hill has announced that they will be closing on Sunday, May 19 after over 10 years at 240 Atlantic Avenue. Check out our overview of alternative urgent care options for kids in our neighborhoods, including dedicated pediatric emergency rooms, inpatient pediatric units, and services for all types of urgent care needs, from X-rays to stitches to treatments for colds and other common illnesses.

If your child needs emergency care, keep in mind that the co-pay at an urgent care clinic will typically be much less than a visit to the emergency room depending on your insurance. Our guide lists urgent care options first, followed by emergency room options.

CityMD Urgent Care | Various Locations

CityMD has many locations in our neighborhoods, and while no appointment is needed, you can book a visit at your closest clinic. You can also check estimated wait times on their website. CityMD offers quick, reliable, emergency care service 365 days a year. Board-certified doctors are availability to treat all of urgent care needs, from suturing and X-rays, to coughs, colds, and other common illnesses. All locations offer pediatric care.

+MEDRITE Urgent Care | Various Locations

+MEDRITE offers pediatric services for newborns up to age 18. No appointments are needed, and children are seen within minutes of arriving. They provide onsite lab and X-ray facilities, as well as pediatric orthopedic care. Physicians treat urgent care needs from broken bones to strep throat to abrasions, cuts & stitches.

NYU Langone ER | Cobble Hill

70 Atlantic Avenue

The NYU Langone medical center opened last spring on Atlantic Avenue with a 24-hour emergency department. Children and patients of all ages are being taken care of 24/7 with two emergency specialists on site all times and a pediatric ER specialist on site from 2 to 10 pm daily. Their services are more comprehensive than those offered by urgent care centers, which usually do not have advanced imaging services, cast set-up for fractures or emergency-trained nurses. If a person needs to be admitted to the hospital, their in-house team transports patients for free to the assigned hospital within their network. The center also offers valet parking. Emergency care wait times are posted on the website and updated every 5 minutes here. Learn more about the facility and its pediatrics team here! Pediatric patients who require advanced care or hospitalization will be transferred to NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at 430 E 34th Street, right off the FDR in Manhattan.

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Pediatric ER | Park Slope

506 6th Street

Located within NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s main emergency room, the pediatric emergency service is a self-contained area staffed by physicians certified in both emergency medicine and pediatrics, and by registered nurses with specialized training. Everything in the pediatric emergency service is geared toward treating children and their families: all equipment is “child-sized”, the patient gowns feature cartoon characters, and the staff is sensitive to the needs of parents, as well as children. The separate pediatric waiting room is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Learn more here.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Pediatric ER | Financial District

170 William Street

NewYork-Presbyterian’s location in Lower Manhattan also has a dedicated pediatric emergency room, and is located right over the Brooklyn Bridge. Physicians in the pediatric emergency service treat life-threatening illnesses, traumatic injuries, and less serious conditions. Pediatric patients who require advanced care or hospitalization will be transferred to the pediatric inpatient unit at Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center at 525 East 68th Street on the Upper East Side.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Pediatric ER | Fort Greene

121 DeKalb Avenue

The Brooklyn Hospital Center finished a major Emergency Department renovation in the summer of 2022. This renovation significantly improves the hospital’s response to traumatic injury and illness, and has resulted in a state-of-the-art facility with a separate pediatric emergency room. The pediatric ED provides emergency services to infants, children and adolescents from birth to age 21 and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Highly trained board certified pediatric emergency physicians, residents, nurses and staff offer the crucial care needed in all types of pediatric emergencies. The facility is focused on all conditions affecting children, from minor to major illness, as well as injuries. In addition, TBHC offers a full range of pediatric services, including an inpatient pediatric unit, a six-bed pediatric intensive care unit and a neonatal intensive care unit, as well as many pediatric specialists on hand to provide their expertise if necessary.

The Maimonides Children’s Hospital Pediatric Inpatient and Emergency Care | Sunset Park

4802 10th Avenue

The Maimonides Children’s Hospital has provided Brooklyn’s families with dedicated pediatric emergency care for over 30 years, treating infants, children, and adolescents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Healthcare providers in the fully-accredited Pediatric Emergency Room treat a range of conditions from allergic reactions to injuries and acute illnesses. Maimonides’ team is comprised of board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, fellows, and nurses, as well as other specialists who can consult and provide additional services as needed. Translation services are also available at all times. Maimonides is also prepared for emergency conditions that may be uncommon in the United States. Maimonides also has Brooklyn’s only pediatric trauma center to treat life-threatening injuries that result from serious incidents like falls and car accidents.

301 East 17th Street

For broken bones and other orthopedic emergences, it’s worthwhile to head to NYU Langone’s Samuels Orthopedic Immediate Care Center in Manhattan, one of New York City’s only walk-in orthopedic immediate care facilities. They offer medical care specifically for people with orthopedic injuries, unlike emergency rooms that treat people who have a broad range of urgent health problems. The result is that you receive specialized orthopedic care with less waiting time. The vast majority of patients are treated and discharged within two and a half hours. Their team—comprised of an emergency medicine doctor and an orthopedic surgery resident doctor or physician assistant—evaluate and treat children for sprains, dislocations and joint injuries, hand and foot injuries, hip, arm, or leg fractures, and joint and bone infections. They are open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday, 8am to 9pm, and Fridays & Saturdays, 8am to 10:30pm.

Updated: May 12, 2024. 

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