How many times have you taken LO to the hospital? I remember reading that the HV was surprised that a child had only been twice to the hospital because he was raised by teen parents He was just over one.
I am not sure why they direct it at teen parents but here (in MN) we have a care plan in action at most clinics because the majority of the people here on welfare bring their children to the ER instead of a clinic. Now, clinics are able to do A LOT more and we try to minimize the ER visits as it costs the care system loads of money. Clinics here are offering same day appts available for people that need to be seen who are very ill.
Unless it's actually a life threatening emergency, you should be able to go to the clinic.
I am not trying to start any controversy at all, this is just my opinion with the options we have here in MN. I see a lot of sick children and it's amazing what we are able to do for them in the clinic.
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