Washington University Children’s After Hours provides convenient medical care for your child’s illnesses and injuries by specially-trained pediatric nurse practitioners. After Hours is a kid-focused and faster alternative to ERs for mild illnesses when your pediatrician’s office is closed, for the same copay as you'd pay at the pediatrician's office.

Patients will be seen in order of arrival time unless emergency care is required. However, you may schedule your arrival time online to reduce your wait and help us prepare for your visit. All safety guidelines are being followed including masking for everyone over age 2.

After Hours provides services at the following locations:

Children’s After Hours provides walk-in medical treatment for common conditions including:

  • Asthma, allergies and sinus issues
  • COVID-19
  • Coughs and colds
  • Flu
  • Sore throats and strep throat
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Eye irritation, pink eye and other eye problems

See more conditions treated at Children's After Hours.

Safety and COVID-19 Updates  

  • COVID-19 Testing: We offer COVID testing for kids of all ages. When available, rapid tests (antigen) offer results within 15 minutes. PCR testing is also available with results typically within 1-3 days.  
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please notify the receptionist once you arrive. 
  • Employees and all visitors older than age 2 must wear a mask. Cloth masks are no longer recommended in our environment. Be sure to bring your mask from home if possible, but don’t worry if you don’t have a medical-grade mask – we’re happy to provide one.

Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us in making health care better for all children. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids.

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