Jun
24
2014

Texas Children’s Urgent Care sees more than 600 patients in first month

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It’s been a busy month for Texas Children’s Urgent Care in Katy, but that’s putting it lightly. Opened since May 13, the new after-hours clinic at 9727 Spring Green Blvd., in Cinco Ranch, has treated more than 600 patients in the first month, exceeding expectations.

“The large volume of patients that come to our clinic demonstrates the growing need for expert pediatric urgent care after hours,” said Randall Wright, executive vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital. “We are committed to meeting that need and continuing to provide superior quality service to our patients and their families in the Houston community.”

Texas Children’s Urgent Care is open to all patients, not just patients of Texas Children’s Pediatrics (TCP). Of the children who come to our clinic, 60 percent are TCP patients, five percent are new patients to Texas Children’s, and 40 percent are referrals from non-TCP pediatricians and those who have driven by our facility after seeing our signage.

Our urgent care centers are located right in your neighborhood, making it easier and convenient for your children to receive immediate, after-hours care for minor injuries and illnesses when most pediatrician offices are closed and when symptoms aren’t serious enough to warrant an emergency room visit. When patients and their families come here, they don’t have to wait very long. The patient turnaround time from walk-in to walk-out is less than 45 minutes.

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Texas Children’s Urgent Care is open Mondays to Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Patients receive prompt care for minor health issues such as the flu, strep throat, asthma, fever, minor burns, ear infections, allergic reactions, sprains and more. Patients who need fracture care and splinting, IV fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays may also receive treatment at Texas Children’s Urgent Care.

[Click here to learn the difference between urgent care versus emergency care.]

While most urgent care clinics in Houston are primarily adult-focused, Texas Children’s Urgent Care is staffed by board-certified pediatricians and nurses specifically trained in pediatrics, to ensure every single child who walks through our doors is getting the best specialized care possible.

To complement the services at our Cinco Ranch location, a second Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinic will open in Houston’s Town & Country area (12850 Memorial Drive), in late July.

“We are excited to bring this expert urgent care model to the Houston community,” says Dr. Gary Gerlacher, Texas Children’s Urgent Care lead physician. “In my experience, I’ve seen firsthand how the urgent care setting has truly helped fill a void in treatment for children and their families.”

Texas Children’s Urgent Care accepts major insurance plans, including Medicaid, and has self-pay rates. Rates are significantly less than emergency center charges, and there are no hospital fees.

Click here for a complete list of insurance plans and to learn more about Texas Children’s Urgent Care.