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August 16, 2021


COVID-19 brings about a lot of questions. Learn about what testing options are available, what test results mean and other frequently asked questions here!

December 18, 2019

DO – Your Child and the Flu

Flu season has arrived early, and we are seeing increasing numbers of children with the flu. Click here for information on what you must know.

May 18, 2020

Antibody vs. Molecular Testing

We offer COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. To help answer questions related to these tests visit our site. Click to find out more about these tests.

February 17, 2020

Q & A: Antibody Test

The antibody test detects whether a patient has any evidence of a previous COVID-19 infection. The test consists of obtaining a blood draw from the patient and then testing the blood to determine its antibody response to the infection.

October 27, 2020

DO – Fever Fear and Facts

Fever is one of the most common reasons why families bring their children for urgent medical evaluation. It is important to remember that fever is a symptom of an infection, and that complications caused by an infection are not caused by the fever itself.

June 17, 2021

RSV 2021

The CDC has announced increased activity of respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV. Here is what parents and caregivers should know.

April 21, 2020


After Hours Pediatrics urgent care is open late every day. We have multiple convenient locations serving Tampa Bay & South Florida. No appointment necessary. Stop in today!

March 24, 2021

DO – Asthma in Children: What Parents Should Know

Asthma is at the top of this list of illnesses that are prevalent in children. Click here to see what parents should know.

January 13, 2021

Open Late Pharmacies

Find our list for 24 hour pharmacies and pharmacies open late in the Tampa Bay, Oakland Park, and Lake Worth regions.

May 25, 2018

DO – Tylenol vs Motrin: Guidelines and Good Practices

When our children have fever or pain, we naturally want to make them feel better. Tender loving care can go a long way, but sometimes we need a little help from medications.

May 18, 2020


Visit this page to learn more about coronavirus related to kids, our screening process, and how we are taking extra precautions to ensure your health and safety.

July 30, 2021

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

There are many questions about when vaccines will be available for children. Here is what we know as of July 2021.

May 9, 2019

DO – How Can I Protect My Child from Measles?

With measles outbreaks happening in our region, parents are wondering what they can do to better protect their children from contracting this infectious disease. Here's what you need to know.

December 31, 2018

DO – Children and Fevers: What You Should Know

Fever is the body’s natural immune system response to infection. Perhaps its goal is to raise the temperature of the body to create an environment that’s inhospitable to unwanted visitors.

May 17, 2018

DO – Environmental and Seasonal Allergies

What causes allergies? Are we born with allergies, or do we develop them as we grow? These questions and more answered here!

July 23, 2018

DO – Avoid the ‘back-to-school plague’

On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. Here's how you can protect your child from the 'back-to-school plague'.

May 23, 2018

DO – Flu Season Is Here

What you need to know about the flu in kids: the flu vaccine, flu symptoms, and treatment options for children. Read more!

July 25, 2018

DO – Preparing Your Child for a Healthy School Year

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to begin preparing to send our kids back to school. As you’re buying supplies and school clothes, it’s also important to prepare your child for a healthy school year.

May 18, 2020

Patient Safety

Click here to see our commitment to your safety in action from cleaning and disinfecting, to staff and providers in masks, and a new screening process.

September 29, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Q&A

We offer Rapid COVID-19 testing for kids. To help answer questions related to these tests visit our site. Click to find out more about these tests.

December 31, 2018

DO – Preparing Your Child for a Healthy New Year

What better New Year’s resolution than to help prepare your child to be healthy in the New Year! Here are some important factors:

May 21, 2021


Pediatric VirtualCare now offered for your family. You can connect with clinicians from the comfort of your home or wherever is convenient. 

October 21, 2019

DO – Use Antibiotics Wisely

There is a lot of misinformation among the public about infections and antibiotics. At After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care, we are focused on antibiotic stewardship. Our goal is to teach families to use antibiotics wisely to help maximize effectiveness as well as decrease complications related to indiscriminate antibiotic use.

January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Options

There are different types of tests available for COVID-19. The following identifies the testing options available.

May 25, 2018

DO – Summer Safety

A major advantage of living in Florida is being able to enjoy the summer-like weather all year around. With summer weather comes summer health risks. Here are some summer safety tips for kids and parents.

September 5, 2019

DO – Stitches vs. Staples: Which Does My Child Need?

Kids love to play. Between playgrounds, sports fields and the ins and outs of everyday activities, bumps, cuts and scrapes can happen. Every once in a while, medical attention is needed. Here are some common questions we get from parents about cuts, scrapes and scratches.

February 17, 2020

What to Bring to Your Visit

When you’re in a situation where your child needs urgent care, it can be hard to remember what’s important to bring with you to your urgent care visit. Here is a list of items to help your visit to After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care go as smoothly as possible.

September 5, 2019

DO – My Child Got a Cut: Does He Need a Tetanus Shot?

Your child may need a tetanus shot update if he or she gets a cut or open wound. Check your child’s vaccination records to know when he or she last received a tetanus shot and follow these guidelines:

September 6, 2017


After Hours Pediatrics has multiple convenient locations near Tampa and South Florida. Find your nearest pediatric urgent care location!

August 5, 2019

First Day of Preschool Tips

The first day of preschool can be an exciting and emotional time for both parents and children. There are things you can do to make the transition go smoothly. We asked preschool teachers for their best advice to help parents prepare their children – and themselves – for the first day of preschool.

June 29, 2018

DO – Norovirus

Norovirus, like other viruses that cause vomiting and/or diarrhea, is very contagious to both children and adults. Very small children should be kept away from others with those symptoms.

May 23, 2018

DO – Flu Outbreak 2018

Follow these seven important points about proper medical care and flu prevention practices for children in flu season. Read more!

August 5, 2019

DO – Preparing for 2019 Flu Season – What You Should Know

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season. Many health-care providers begin offering the flu shot as early as August. It may seem like flu season just ended, and that’s because last year’s flu season peaked late - in March vs. the typical December/January peak. In 2018, we even saw flu cases as late as early May.

June 4, 2020

How to Reserve A Time

You can now select Reserve a Time on our website, so you and your family can wait at home – or wherever you are most comfortable – until your estimated visit time.

August 4, 2020

Tips for Testing Kids

To help reduce anxiety that you and/or your child may be feeling, here are four things you should know before having your child tested.

September 6, 2017


Our board-certified pediatric care specialists provide only the highest quality urgent care for your family. Learn more about After Hours Pediatrics here!

May 25, 2018

DO – Backpack Safety

Carrying too much weight in a backpack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to unnecessary pain and strain for your child. Here are some more backpack safety tips for kids!

September 11, 2018

DO – Measles in Florida

Children's immune systems are much more vulnerable, and they can contract measles from anyone who is carrying the illness. Learn More!

September 10, 2019

DO – Must-knows about the Flu!

With flu season quickly approaching, flu myths can circulate as quickly as the virus itself. 

September 6, 2017


After Hours Pediatrics accepts most major insurances. Take a look at the list below, or call your nearest location to verify your insurance.

August 1, 2019

Tylenol and Motrin Dosage Chart

When giving your child medicine at home, be sure you know the right dose.

February 13, 2019

DO – Flu is here, but not like last year

The good news for this year's flu season is it’s much milder than last year. That’s because the predominant Flu A strain is H1N1, as opposed to last year's H3N2, which is notorious for being more severe.

March 26, 2019

DO – Medical Director Q & A: All About Allergies

It can be very difficult to distinguish allergies from a viral cold, as both can cause coughing, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, headaches and even red teary eyes.

May 25, 2018

DO – Tips for Taming Seasonal Allergies

Hay fever is no fun for parents or children. Here are 16 tips for parents to help keep your child's seasonal allergies in check.

May 27, 2020

DO – How We Start Our Shift

Sneak peek of how we start our shift by cleaning the site before we see patients.

July 29, 2020

Resources for Parents and Children

Resources for parents and children to navigate COVID-19 and going back to school.

May 25, 2018

DO – Pediatric Care in the Wake of Hurricanes

After a severe storm or hurricane, there are common pediatric complaints seen in emergency departments as a result of the weather. Here's how to identify and treat them.

May 25, 2018

DO – Sinus Infection Fact Sheet

Sinusitis means infection and inflammation of the sinus cavities. The infections can be viral or bacterial and often follow colds or attacks of allergies. Read more!

February 9, 2018


Find information on pediatric concerns and treatments on our resources page. After Hours Pediatrics is open late every day. Stop in today!

June 11, 2018

DO – The Heat is On

Extreme heat can cause children to become sick from dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here is what you need to know to protect your children from the potential health effects of extreme heat.

March 26, 2019

DO – Medical Director Q & A: All About Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of both children and adults that can start at any point in a person's life.

September 24, 2018

Holiday Card Drawing Contest 2020 Email

Our annual Holiday Card Drawing Contest is back! If your child is between ages 5 and 12, and lovesto draw, they could create After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care’s holiday greeting card this year! This year’s theme is: “Holiday in Florida!”

September 24, 2018

Holiday Card Drawing Contest 2020

Our annual Holiday Card Drawing Contest is back! If your child is between ages 5 and 12, and lovesto draw, they could create After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care’s holiday greeting card this year! This year’s theme is: “Holiday Time in Florida!”

September 24, 2018

Holiday Card Drawing Contest 2020 FB

Our annual Holiday Card Drawing Contest is back! If your child is between ages 5 and 12, and lovesto draw, they could create After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care’s holiday greeting card this year! This year’s theme is: “Holiday Time in Florida!”

March 7, 2019

MS – Tooth Fairy

We always hope to do our best to protect our children from heartache. Read more on our MomSense blog. Relatable and humorous, it's written by a real parent like you.

May 23, 2018

MS – Teaching Kids Responsibility

Like all things that come with parenting, teaching kids responsibility requires consistency; and as all parents know, consistency is exhausting! Read more on our MomSense blog.

May 25, 2018

DO – Vomiting in Children: What to Look for and How to Respond

Children who are ill should stay home from daycare and school until they've had no fever, vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.

February 17, 2020

Know the Basics

Coronavirus is not a new virus; however, the current strain is new, called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Coronavirus was originally thought to be an animal-to-animal transmitted virus, but it is now transmitted between humans via infected secretions, such as respiratory and nasal.

August 20, 2019

Tylenol and Motrin Dosage Chart Google AdWords

When giving your child medicine athome, be sure you know the right dose.

August 13, 2019

Tylenol and Motrin Dosage Chart FB

When giving your child medicine athome, be sure you know the right dose.

August 27, 2019

Tylenol and Motrin Dosage Chart Mac Kids

When giving your child medicine athome, be sure you know the right dose.

August 16, 2019

Tylenol and Motrin Dosage Chart South Florida Ad

When giving your child medicine athome, be sure you know the right dose.

June 14, 2021

DO – Now Offering VirtualCare

Care just got even more convenient with 24/7/365 VirtualCare services available for patients, newborn through age 21.

August 4, 2020

DO – Quarantine Technology

Since the beginning of the pandemic, screen time for most children has increased. Click here for some tips on how to have your child less plugged in.

September 6, 2017


Our pediatric walk-in services include x-rays, laboratory testing, and more. Our board-certified pediatric care specialists provide only the highest quality care. Stop in today!

May 1, 2018

Pay My Bill

Pay your bill for After Hours Pediatrics urgent care. After Hours Pediatrics is an urgent care for children serving Tampa Bay and South Florida.

January 18, 2019


According to the CDC, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that can affect people of all ages. In older children and adults, it causes mostly upper respiratory symptoms, but it can cause a serious infection in the lungs among infants and adults with serious underlying medical problems.

May 24, 2018

MS – Love and Embarrassment

There are emotions that are first experienced when you become a parent. Unconditional love is the main one that comes to mind.  

September 5, 2019

MS – Hand-me-down shoes

When my son was young, I would often receive hand-me-downs from friends with older boys, and many times, shoes filled the bags.

February 10, 2020

MS – Parenting and Nagging

Is there such a thing as parenting too much? Lately, I’ve come to believe that there is; and mostly because I’ll drive myself crazy if I don’t put a stop to it once in a while.

May 25, 2018

DO – Protecting Your Family Against Zika

The threat of Zika has been dominating the headlines, and it’s important to know the facts so you can protect yourself and your family.

May 23, 2018

DO – It’s Flu Season Halftime. Here’s What to Expect

Flu symptoms can vary widely. Some people describe their symptoms as a cold, while others feel like they have been hit by a truck.

May 25, 2018

DO – Respiratory Illness is on the Rise this Time of Year, Prevention is Key

As we move into the fall season, we will inevitably see an increase in respiratory illnesses in children. Here's how to protect your child from URIs.

June 7, 2018

DO – Protection from Tickborne Diseases

As we move into the warmer summer months, we face the increased threat of ticks and the diseases they carry. Here are 9 tips to keep your child tick-free.

September 5, 2019

DO – Is My Child’s Cut Infected?

Here are some indicators that your child’s cut may be infected. If you notice any of these signs, you should see your child’s doctor immediately:

September 5, 2019

DO – What is the Difference between a Cut and a Scratch?

A cut or laceration penetrates the skin, which is about 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. Cuts that gape with or without movement may need closure to prevent scarring.

May 24, 2018

MS – Kids Hear the Darndest Things

I’ve written before about kids saying the darndest things, which got me thinking: where do those little words come from?  Kids are sponges, and they’re ALWAYS listening!

May 24, 2018

MS – To Play or Not to Play

The best I can do is to do my best to balance my children’s desires with my life’s expectations. Read more on our MomSense blog.

May 24, 2018

MS – Teaching Children Kindness

Raising kids is HARD. It’s exhausting and frustrating and overwhelming. There are of course challenges that come with every age and stage, from terrible twos to teens breaking curfews. Read more on our MomSense blog.

May 22, 2020

DO – How to Wash Your Hands

How to teach your kids how to wash their hands properly to prevent the spread of germs.

May 24, 2018

MS – Smiles and Joy

We want our children to experience the best in life, to fit in, to succeed. We want our children to know joy. Enjoy our MomSense blog.

May 17, 2018

MS – Sand

What is it with kids bringing home sand from school? I dump out literally pounds of sand from my daughter’s shoes at the end of each school day. Enjoy our MomSense blog.

May 24, 2018

MS – Back to School

Many parents scramble during summertime to arrange for child care and activities to stimulate their children through the summer months, when academics take a back seat to mindless play.

May 24, 2018

MS – Raising Grateful Kids

We must teach our children to be grateful for each of their blessings; to not feel entitled to everything they may want, but rather to be grateful for what they’ve earned. Enjoy our MomSense blog.

May 6, 2019

MS – Finding Moments of Gratitude

It seems that life is busier than ever: scheduling in phone calls while driving in the car; feeling relieved that I have a box of mac n’ cheese stocked in the pantry for dinner; working at night after putting the kids down so I’m not overwhelmed the next day…and the list goes on.

February 9, 2018


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November 14, 2018

MS – Little Personalities

Isn’t it amazing how you can identify your little ones’ personalities from such a young age? Enjoy our MomSense blog. Relatable and humorous, it's written by a real parent like you.

January 21, 2019

MS – Perspective is Everything

“Perspective is everything” isn’t just a cliched expression. It’s our natural inclination to complain when things don’t go the easiest way for us. Enjoy our MomSense blog. Relatable and humorous, it's written by a real parent like you.

May 24, 2018

MS – My Messy Home

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think I should file an insurance claim because either a tornado or a robber has ripped through my home. Visit our MomSense blog for more.

May 24, 2018

MS – Everything is Relative

“Everything is relative”, they always say. And this rings truer with raising my children than with anything else in my life. Read more here!

May 23, 2018

MS – What a Day!

It’s become a little joke in my house. Whenever I see sunny, blue skies outside, I exclaim to my husband, “What a Day!” Read more on our MomSense blog.

May 24, 2018

MS – Saying No

One of the most exhausting things about parenting is consistency, namely repeatedly saying “No.” Enjoy our MomSense blog.

February 14, 2017


Contact our team for information about our services, hours, locations, and more. Visit now for pediatric walk-in care - no appointment necessary!

November 22, 2019

MS – Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s hard not to be grateful for the little loves in our lives. Just when you think you’re at your breaking point as a parent, remember that perspective is everything.