Why choose us

After hours pediatric urgent care

Walk-in pediatric urgent care when you need it

When your child is hurting, waiting is not an option.

At KinderMender, there are no extended, exhausting wait times. Our pediatricians offer fast and efficient care for walk-ins and scheduled patients, alike, and our medical services cover most non-life threatening health care issues.

Avoid the emergency room, the pharmacy, and the frustration

We understand that the bumps, bruises, aches, and pains of life never occur when you’re expecting them to, and that pediatric care should not be limited to an 8-hour work day. KinderMender offers four after hours pediatric urgent care centers in Columbia, Glen Burnie, Laurel, and Timonium, and we can treat you 7 days a week, 365 days a year – even on holidays.

And once diagnosed, you’ll want to get your child home quickly so that they can recuperate, not wait a grueling half hour or more to have a prescription filled. KinderMender provides free antibiotics on-site at all of our locations, making your visit as stress-free as possible.

We believe that quality health care is about more than just writing a prescription. Our pediatricians and receptionists are hand-picked, ensuring that each embodies our criteria of fun, friendliness, and trust. What’s more, our after hours pediatric urgent care environment is comfortable and friendly and provides pick-me-ups such as toys, teddy bears, televisions, and much more.

For parents, we provide the assurance that you’ll never need to call three or four different places to track down your medical information. Our on-site x-ray and laboratory services can be digitally transmitted elsewhere, such as a specialist or to your primary care pediatrician.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Named one of Baltimore’s “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine, founder and medical director Dr. Keyvan Rafei previously worked as the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Pediatric Asthma Program at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children.

Dr. Rafei’s vision for KinderMender was to create an after hours pediatric urgent care center that offered top quality medical care without the long waits, indifferent staff, and sterile environment that often characterizes the average doctor’s visit.

Read more about Dr. Rafei here.

Here's What Parents Say

  • “Everything about the visit was outstanding. We are so very happy we found this place. The staff is efficient, professional, and friendly. The facility is bright, clean, and child friendly. This will be our go to medical office…”

  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

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