Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are common in young children. Normally, urine has no bacteria. When bacteria enter the urinary tract system, an infection can begin. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent long-term problems. Bring along a urine sample if you are able to get one. It’s important to distinguish between urinary pain caused by local irritation versus infection. Vaginal yeast infections can also cause urinary pain.
- A strong, persistent urge to urinate
- A burning sensation when urinating
- Frequent, small amounts of urin
- Cloudy or strong smelling urine
- Pink or cola colored urine
A: We collect a sterile specimen from your child at the clinic. For infants and toddlers who cannot urinate into a cup, we use a small tube to insert into the bladder to obtain a sterile specimen. We do a rapid urinalysis with results in a few minutes. Based on the result, we may need to send the urine to the lab for a culture.
A: Most UTIs are treated with oral antibiotics. A child with a high fever may also need a shot. When a child has a fever or more severe symptoms, an antibiotic injection may be needed, which is available at After Hour Pediatrics.
We are a family-friendly children’s urgent care and minor emergency center in downtown San Mateo
For over 20 years, we have provided pediatric urgent medical care to babies, children and young adults from San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno, San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, and Foster City. The clinic is staffed by Board Certified pediatricians, is easy to find, and has parking right outside the door.
Our clinic is open for Urgent Care after hours when your child’s doctor is unavailable. We recommend you make an appointment so we can prepare for your arrival, please fill out all the forms and upload your insurance information. We have a limited number of walk-in spots each night.
Questions & Answers
A: We treat Urgent Care patients from birth to age 26. We test all ages for COVID. If we are very busy, we give younger children priority and may ask the young adult to be seen in Adult Urgent Care.
A: You should come to After Hour Pediatrics if your child requires urgent care when your pediatrician or primary care physician’s office is closed. We are a convenient and affordable alternative to the Emergency Room. If the injury or illness is life-threatening, you should go to the nearest hospital.
We are open 365 days a year, Monday-Friday 5pm -10pm and Weekends/Holidays 10am-10pm.
If you are in doubt about whether to come and visit us please call us at 650-579-6581
A: The typical visit requires 30 -60 minutes depending on the services you need. If you need lab tests, breathing treatments or a procedure performed, you may be in the office for longer. During surge of illnesses or patients with emergencies, wait times can be longer.
A: COVID-19 Testing is by appointment only.
For Urgent Care, you can “Save a Spot” or drop in. We see walk in patients in the order that they arrive with exceptions for critically ill children or those at high-risk. We do our best to see “Saved Spots” on time, and always leave openings for walk in patients.
- We believe sick or injured children should be seen by a pediatrician. Other urgent care facilities may have pediatric rooms or areas designated for children, but they are not staffed with clinicians who have specialized training in pediatrics.
- We are ideally located in downtown San Mateo, 10 minutes from San Francisco airport.
- We offer free parking right outside our front door.
- We are child friendly, caring, compassionate and gentle.
- We will work with your child’s primary physician, informing them about your visit and ensuring they are fully briefed about your child’s medical situation as soon as possible.
- We are independently run so you can talk to us about financial pressures. We might be able to help.