Dr. Duck Gives Back

At Urgent Care for Kids, our goal is to care for your children like they are our own and respect your time because we know it is limited. We strive to provide quality care for you and your children when it matters most. 

Another one of our passions is community involvement. Any way, shape, or form to get involved and serve the communities where our clinics are located is always an incredible experience. We recently partnered with two organizations to serve in Austin, Texas. The organizations we partnered with were STARRY and Texas Baptist Children’s Home

STARRY

“STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth, and families in the midst of crisis, no matter how big or small. STARRY’s counselors, direct care workers, and case managers guide their clients and residents toward the hope of a better tomorrow. STARRY nurtures children, strengthens families, and restores hope by providing supportive services based on Christian values for children, youth, and families.”

Each foster child is required to have a “Life Book”. This book documents small and large moments in the child’s life and they will take it with them to every home. The goal is to build a foundation of happy memories for these children and to promote healing and stability in the midst of a tumultuous time. Several of our staff members spent a morning constructing these “Life Books”. With their creative gifts and unique ideas, together they brought to life different “Life Books” that will be used by a Foster Child in need.

Click here to learn more about STARRY

 

 

Texas Baptist Children’s Home

“Texas Baptist Children’s Home embraces children and families in need in order to empower and equip them for a promising future. Children, and single mothers with their children, who come to TBCH are often lost, hurting, and hopeless, without a place to turn for help during their time of greatest need. Our residential programs provide a safe home and a stable family environment where they can learn, grow, and ultimately experience a happy, healthy future.”

Texas Baptist Children’s Home is in the backyard of our Round Rock Clinic and Urgent Care for Kids was happy to support the families there. We created a Cereal Box drive where our staff members and patients would drop off boxes of cereal for us to donate to TBCH. With summer around the corner, the growing boys and girls will be needing extra snacks! We successfully donated many boxes, and we look forward to working with them again soon!

 

Click here to learn more about Texas Baptist Children’s Home

 


Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website.


 

Receptionist Recap

A receptionist is the first person who you see when walking into the clinic and the last person you see when you leave. These talented individuals work fiercely to provide superior customer service to every single person that walks into Urgent Care for Kids. To be able to balance a telephone ringing, patients checking in who are in need of care, all while maintaining a kind and welcoming smile on your face takes true skill and we salute receptionists everywhere. Here at Urgent Care for Kids, we are lucky to have such a terrific group of receptionists who have become patient advocates and leaders in customer service. Urgent Care for Kids would not be the same without having these wonderful people on our team.

Just a couple of our amazing receptionists!

Thank you for all you do!


Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website.


 

May Duck of the Month

Our mascot Dr. Duck and his friends love comforting our patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we have used ducks as a way to cheer up our patients. When a patient leaves our clinic, we want them to continue feeling better and that is where Dr. Duck comes in.

Each month, our patients vote via social media for our next “Duck of the Month.” Most recently, we have had dinosaur ducks, Artist ducks, and this month we are thrilled present the Puppy Ducks.

These cute rubber duck friends provide enjoyment, relief, and can easily put a smile on even our toughest of patients’ faces. Going to the doctor is not always fun for kids, but knowing you get one of these yellow buddies at the end of your visit really makes a difference.

www.orientaltrading.com

Stay tuned next month to vote on our next duck of the month!


Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website.


Creative Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us! Teacher’s are special people who deserve to be celebrated. According to PTA.org, we have been celebrating Teacher Appreciation week officially since 1984. That year, National PTA designated “one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.” Teachers change the lives of millions of children every single day. Their hard work and dedication to these young minds has impacts inside and outside the classroom. It is important to take the time to show appreciation for these incredible people.

We have put together a short list of creative ideas of how to celebrate and show your gratitude to your teacher this year:

 

1 – Gift Card: With so many children to look after and so many supplies to have on hand, a gift card is a great way to show appreciation and take the edge off of a teacher. Or maybe they could use it to treat themselves to something special!

2 – Sweet Treats: You can never go wrong with a sweet treat! Ask the teacher for their favorite candy, cookie, or cupcake flavor and surprise them with a pick me up that will satisfy their sweet tooth!

3 – Framed Photo: Pictures are worth 1000 words and teachers would love a momento from their special students!

4 – Succulent: These plants create a fun atmosphere in the classroom and last a long time! Every time the teacher looks at it they will remember the sweet student that gave it to them

5 – Drink Bottle: Teaching can be tiring, they need to stay hydrated! Get a tumbler, mug, or any kind of cup with a fun design on it! You could even fill it with candy!

Big or small, even a simple “Thank You” to show your appreciation will mean a lot to these wonderful teachers! Have you ever given or received a super special gift for Teacher Appreciation? Share it with us in the comments!


Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website.


 

 

April Duck of the Month

Our mascot Dr. Duck and his friends love comforting our patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we have used ducks as a way to cheer up our patients. When a patient leaves our clinic, we want them to continue feeling better and that is where Dr. Duck comes in.

Each month, our patients vote via social media for our next “Duck of the Month.” Most recently, we have had dinosaur ducks, heart ducks, and this month we are thrilled present the Artist Ducks.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/

These cute rubber duck friends provide enjoyment, relief, and can easily put a smile on even our toughest of patients’ faces. Going to the doctor is not always fun for kids, but knowing you get one of these yellow buddies at the end of your visit really makes a difference.

Stay tuned next month to vote on our next duck of the month!

 


Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website.