Pediatric facilities can treat walk-in sprains, strains, and fractures

By Banner Health

Back-to-school time also signals a return to sports and playground, where a lot of enjoyment — and injuries — can happen to kids.

Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger require immediate medical care for playground-related injuries, with the most common injuries being fractures and abrasions, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

But many of these school-related accidents don’t necessarily require a trip to the Emergency Department; they can be handled at Banner Health’s new pediatric urgent cares. Banner Children’s Urgent Care facilities in Tempe and Gilbert can treat children’s common back-to-school injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures and heat-related problems.

“We can definitely be your first stop for care. Our highly skilled providers can perform a thorough evaluation and take care of your child in a manner that is convenient and helpful for you,’’ says Chinwe Egbo, MD, medical director for Banner Children’s Urgent Care centers.

Banner Children’s Urgent Care offers after-hours walk-in care as well as on-site X-ray and pharmacy services.

Banner Children Urgent Cares are at:

Tempe: 931 E. Elliot Road (Rural and Elliot roads)

Gilbert:1355 S. Higley Road (Higley and Ray roads)

Their hours are:

Monday through Friday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday through Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About Banner Urgent Care and Banner Children’s Urgent Care

Banner Urgent Care and Banner Children’s Urgent Care provides a close, convenient and affordable treatment option for patients with illnesses and injuries such as cold and flu; ear, eye and throat infections; fevers; skin rashes; and sprains, strains, and lacerations. Clinics are open every day of the year and accept most insurance plans. For more information, locations and hours of operation, please visit