Pediatric Emergency CareIn Hollywood, Florida

We can’t decide when emergencies happen. Certain situations require immediate medical attention regardless of our plans and working hours. That’s why emergency care services are always open at Children’s Medical Center of South Florida.

This means complete emergency care is always available to you and your family. So you don’t have to worry if someone will be there to take care of your child when they need emergency care.

Our Hollywood office is open Monday through Saturday, but there will be someone to help you if you have any urgent needs. There is always a physician on call at our offices for emergency care in South Florida, so you rest freely knowing that you consistently have access to a doctor.

At Children’s Medical Center of South Florida, we have excellent staff working after hours to ensure all our patients are dealt with immediately.

Our well-trained nurses will answer any questions you may have, give complete emergency care, and contact the on-call physician if necessary.

Some of our emergency care clinics allow you to perform diagnostic testing. Those services include:

  • Rapid COVID testing(PCR 15 minutes)
  • Rapid Flu (Influenza A and B), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Streptococcal infection, and Throat cultures
  • X rays
  • Complete blood count
  • Neonatal bilirubin levels
  • Urinalysis and urine cultures

Rapid COVID Testing

There are many ways to find out if someone is infected with the coronavirus. The most accurate way to test this is with a PCR test.

It looks for the genetic material of the virus using a swab sample from the patient. You can perform a rapid COVID test at our offices and be on your way within 15 minutes.

So, visit our emergency care clinic if you need a rapid test to let you know whether you have COVID or not.

Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests

Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests, or RIDTs, are tests that detect the presence of influenza A and B antigens. The result is either positive or negative, and multiple RIDTs are available on the market.

The great thing about these tests is that they allow you to know the results quickly. Usually, you’ll know whether you’re positive or not within 15 minutes.

Feel free to visit our emergency care clinic and perform an RIDT if the doctors decide it’s necessary.

Urinalysis and Urine Culture

The testing of urine, called urinalysis, is one of the emergency care services available at our clinics. It may be necessary for the evaluation of kidney and urinary tract disorders.

Also, urinalysis can help evaluate bodywide disorders, such as diabetes and liver problems.

Urine Cultures aren’t a part of a regular urinalysis but are used to detect and diagnose urinary tract infections.


If you liked to play outside as a kid, chances are you know what an X-ray is and how one is performed. Unfortunately, this likely means your kids will go through similar issues.

If your kid needs X-rays that will determine the severity of their injuries, our emergency care clinic provides this service. Visit any of our locations and let our specialists help your child’s health.

Neonatal Bilirubin Levels

Bilirubin is a yellow pigment found in everyone’s blood and stool. A test is due when the liver can’t produce enough bilirubin in the body. This may be due to an excess of the pigment or possible liver inflammation. Quite often, newborns need these tests to check their bilirubin levels.

If the doctor decides that your baby needs one of these tests, feel free to visit our emergency care South Florida.


Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm


Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Patient Feedback

Have been going to the Doctors here since my son was born. Almost 5 years now. Love them. And the staff has always been extremely helpful as well. Whenever we need paperwork, referrals, orders for DME etc. they have always come through for us.

The Vaz

I have been coming to Children’s medical center for 18 years and I am happy with their staff and doctors. Never a hassle to make a same day appt. Dr Budowsky is awesome!

Bella R.

Great place! My 10 week old daughter had an eye infection. We called them and got an immediate appointment. We walked in and were seen by a doctor within minutes. The doctor turned out to be the same Doctor who had been my wife’s pediatrician when she was a child. This was our third visit to this location since our baby was born and the staff are always great. I highly recommend this practice.

Ed R.