ER, urgent care or pediatrician’s office? Here’s what to do if your child is sick or hurt

Posted at 10:35 AM, Nov 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-11 10:35:32-05

(WXYZ) — As hospitals deal with a surge in respiratory viruses, particularly RSV, health experts are urging parents to take preventative measures.

RSV surge is overwhelming hospitals

Earlier this month, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association warned pediatric beds are filling up across the state due to a spike in respiratory illness.

The University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital says they are now at 100% capacity. Corewell Health East, formally known as Beaumont, is also seeing a significant rise in cases.

RSV: Symptoms, treatments, and other details parents need to know

To help keep capacities down, Mott Children’s Hospital sent out a guide to help parents figure out what to do if their child is sick or hurt.

Emergency room, urgent care or the pediatrician's office?




CALL 911 IF …

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