Columbia Walk-in Pediatric Center

KinderMender Columbia was founded in 2010 by Dr. Keyvan Rafei. This was the first of KinderMender’s four walk-in pediatric centers to open in Maryland.


What Makes KinderMender Columbia Special

All four KinderMender offices provide child-specific urgent and primary care – and accept most parents’ insurances. But each location also has a special theme that helps kids have fun and enjoy themselves while being treated.

The theme of our Columbia office is “Village, Town, and Country.”

To learn more about why children enjoy our Columbia pediatric urgent care so much, please visit our KinderMender reviews page.

Who We Help

KinderMender provides Columbia pediatric urgent care to children in the following Howard County, MD neighborhoods:

  • Dorsey’s Search
  • Harper’s Choice
  • Hickory Ridge
  • King’s Contrivance
  • Long Reach
  • Oakland Mills
  • Owen Brown
  • River Hill
  • Town Center
  • Wilde Lake


How We Help

KinderMender Columbia provides walk-in urgent care and primary care to children in Columbia, MD.

  • Common illnesses and injuries treated
  • Prescriptions filled on-site
  • Most insurances accepted

To see a full list of illness and injuries we treat, please visit our Services page.

Columbia Office

KinderMender Columbia is convenient to children and parents living in the greater Columbia area in Howard County, Maryland.


6100 Dobbin Road
(Columbia Crossing Shopping Center)
Columbia, MD 21045


Sunday:          8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday:         8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday:        8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday:   8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday:       8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday:            8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday:        8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Holidays:        8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


We See Walk-Ins!

At KinderMender Columbia, you don’t need to schedule an appointment for your child’s urgent care visit. Feel free to visit our website home page to learn our current wait times.

We look forward to caring for your child!


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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  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Eczema
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Viral Infection
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Viral Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Viral Infection
  • Fever