You get a call halfway through your day that your child is ill and needs to be picked up from school. So when is it safe for him or her to return to school? Check out these guidelines on when to keep a child home:
You get a call halfway through your day that your child is ill and needs to be picked up from school. How long should they stay home before returning to the classroom? Consider these guidelines on when to keep a child home:
In addition, review the following recommendations on when to take your child to an urgent care facility versus the hospital.
Your child should see a physician at an urgent care facility if they have:
If your child has a more serious or life-threatening condition, they should be taken to the emergency room immediately. Reasons may include:
If your child is not feeling well, you can bring them to be evaluated at any Patient First center from 8 a.m. to 8p.m., 365 days a year – no appointment necessary. To find a center near you, please visit our locations page.
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