COVID-19 Resources for Patients and Families

Your safety is our priority

Because the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is a priority, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is:

  • Screening all patients and visitors for illness including a temperature check. No sick visitors will be allowed in our facilities.
  • Allowing two caregivers with each patient. No other family or visitors are allowed.
  • Requiring everyone to wear a mask at all times during their visit.
  • Practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet away from other patients and visitors.
  • Enhancing cleaning measures.

Cherokee and Hamilton Creek Urgent Care Centers are Temporarily Closed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Children's has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our urgent care centers at Cherokee and Hamilton Creek. These urgent care centers will remain temporarily closed through the end of the year. This decision does not impact the specialty clinics at these locations.

COVID-19 Pediatric Assessment Tool

This tool is meant to help parents answer two questions:

  1. What should I do if my child has a fever and/or a cough?
  2. What should I do if my child has been around someone with COVID-19, but my child has no symptoms?

Go to the Pediatric Assessment Tool

Why Pediatric Urgent Care Matters

Children are not small adults. Unlike most urgent care centers and retail clinics, our pediatric Urgent Care Centers have doctors and nurses who are specially trained to diagnose and treat your growing child or teen. Our doctors can communicate directly with your child's doctor, informing him of any test results or procedures that were performed so he can update your child's medical records and provide follow-up care, if needed.

Our pediatric Urgent Care Centers offer:

  • A pediatrician on staff
  • Staff specially trained to diagnose and treat children 0 to 21 years old
  • Walk-in hours seven days a week, including evenings and holidays
  • Lab and x-ray services to quickly diagnose your child’s minor illnesses and injuries with up to 50 percent less radiation than some adult facilities
  • Fracture care for growing bones with access to pediatric orthopaedic specialists
  • Access to the Children’s network of doctors and pediatric specialties
  • Electronic submission of prescriptions to your pharmacy
  • Online scheduling, allowing you to pick a time to arrive and begin the check-in process  

What We Treat

When injuries and illnesses happen, it's important to know where to take your child. Use the following columns to determine which care setting is most appropriate for your child. 

Urgent Care Center                                                            Emergency Department

  • Allergies
  • Allergic reactions (no breathing problems)
  • Asthma attack (mild wheezing)
  • Bite
  • Broken bone (bone not coming out of the skin)
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn (minor)
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Cut (minor, but needs stitches)
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Ear infection 
  • Ear wax removal
  • Fever (child is older than 2 months)
  • Flu
  • Head injury (no loss of consciousness)
  • Laryngitis
  • Migraine headache
  • Pink eye
  • Pneumonia (no breathing problems)
  • Rash
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Sprain
  • Sting
  • Stitches
  • Stomachache
  • Strain 
  • Swallowed object (no problems swallowing)
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Asthma attack (trouble breathing after treatment)
  • Broken bone (bone coming out of the skin)
  • Burn (serious, including burn to eye, electrical or acid burns, infection or blister)
  • Cast-related problems
  • Cut (with bleeding that will not stop)
  • Dehydration
  • Fainting
  • Fever (child is younger than 2 months)
  • Head injury (loss of consciousness)
  • Pneumonia (trouble breathing)
  • Poisoning
  • Seizure
  • Shock
  • Swallowed object (trouble swallowing)

When your child has a minor injury or illness and your family's pediatrician is not available, our Urgent Care Centers are here for you especially on evenings, weekends and holidays. 

Learn more about when to take your child to an urgent care center or to a hospital emergency department (en Español)

In case of emergency

In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.

Hours and Wait Times


At our pediatric Urgent Care Centers, no appointment is necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. We're open seven days a week, including evenings and holidays.

  • Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Holidays: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Holidays include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Hours may be affected by unanticipated circumstances. Check back for real-time updates. 

Urgent Care Center wait times

We provide wait times for our Urgent Care Centers to help you choose the Children's Urgent Care Center location and time of day that works best for your family.

View our wait times

When deciding which center to visit, consider both driving times and wait times. The closest center to you may have a longer wait time than others. No appointment is necessary.

In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.

*If wait time is listed as "unavailable," the center is open and we can accept walk-in patients. Wait times are updated every minute and are estimates based on the average time it takes for a patient to be placed in an exam room. Wait times begin 30 minutes after we open and stop 15 minutes before we close.

Save your spot

We know the last place you want to be with a sick child is in a waiting room. To help you and your family spend less time waiting we have online scheduling at all of our pediatric Urgent Care Center locations. This allows you to select a time that you would like to come to the Urgent Care Center. Once at the center, you will begin the check-in process. A reserved slot is not a set appointment, and you may have to wait after you come into the center. Patients that arrive with a more serious condition or illness may be seen before you.

Reserving your spot

To reserve your spot, follow these steps:

We accept walk-in patients during business hours at all of our Urgent Care Centers. The best time to bring your child to one of our Urgent Care Centers is during the middle of the day. We are busiest in the mornings, late afternoons and evenings.


Children's at Chamblee-Brookhaven

5080 Peachtree Blvd., Suite 100

Chamblee, GA 30341

Children's at Cherokee

1558 Riverstone Parkway, Suite 100

Canton, GA 30114

Children's at Forsyth

410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 300

Cumming, GA 30041-7407

Children's at Hamilton Creek

2240 Hamilton Creek Parkway, Suite 600

Dacula, GA 30019

Children's at Hudson Bridge

1510 Hudson Bridge Road

Stockbridge, GA 30281-5020

Children's at North Point

3795 Mansell Road

Alpharetta, GA 30022-8247

Children's at Satellite Boulevard

2660 Satellite Blvd.

Duluth, GA 30096-5803

Children's at Town Center

625 Big Shanty Road NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144-6812