Pediatric Care Specialist

Rapid City Healthcare -  - Urgent Care

Rapid City Healthcare

Urgent Care & COVID Testing Center located in Irving, TX

When your child experiences a sudden illness or injury, waiting for an appointment with your regular pediatrician simply isn’t an option. Urgent care specialist Russell Huq, MD, provides prompt and responsive pediatric care at Rapid City Healthcare in Irving, Texas. At the state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Huq and his fellow board-certified physicians have the training and experience needed to treat any non-life-threatening ailment in children. To schedule an urgent care visit, call Rapid City Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.

Pediatric Care Q&A

What is pediatric care?

A pediatrician cares for most of your child’s health care needs from birth through early adulthood. Well-child exams, immunizations, and physicals are just a few types of pediatric care that your regular pediatrician can provide.

As a parent, you know that you can’t predict your child’s illnesses and injuries — and they don’t always fall within your pediatrician’s regular business hours. Though you may feel tempted to rush your child to the nearest emergency room (ER), urgent pediatric care is often a faster and less costly option for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

The board-certified physicians at Rapid City Healthcare have years of experience treating children of all ages. With responsive care, the physicians can accurately diagnose and treat your child’s condition without a trip to the ER.

What does pediatric care include?

The urgent care doctors at Rapid City Healthcare diagnose and treat a broad range of non-life-threatening conditions in children, including:

  • Skin rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Ear infections
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Congestion
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Strep throat
  • Cuts that may require stitches


The practice also offers attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment and comprehensive physical exams, including annual, camp, school, and sports physicals for children of all ages. Whether your child is experiencing symptoms of illness or needs a preventive screening, Rapid City Healthcare can deliver the right care.

When does my child need emergency pediatric care?

Urgent care facilities provide treatment for time-sensitive but non-life-threatening conditions. Only an emergency room has the necessary equipment to care for life-threatening conditions. If your child experiences any of the following symptoms, seek emergency care right away:

  • Obvious bone deformity (broken bone)
  • Fever over 100.4º F in a child under two months old
  • Severe lacerations
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Head injuries
  • Seizures
  • Dehydration (dry lips, lethargy, confusion, etc.)


Rapid City Healthcare offers the care your child needs when they need it most. With onsite lab testing and imaging scans, like X-rays, as well as late evening and weekend availability, the practice can meet your family’s urgent care needs. Call Rapid City Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.