KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently opened a pediatric urgent care center in King of Prussia, Pa. The urgent care center in King of Prussia is the only after-hours urgent care facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. CHOP opened its first urgent care center in Mays Landing, N.J., in 2013.
“We are pleased to now offer urgent care in two locations throughout the extensive CHOP Care Network, making it even more convenient for local families to get expert pediatric care in their communities,” said Madeline Bell, CHOP president and chief operating officer. “Urgent care centers are a new and exciting addition to the Care Network and provide families with a way to receive the appropriate level of care in a fast, convenient and child-friendly environment.”
Staffed by CHOP pediatricians, and nurses specialized in pediatric care, the urgent care center in King of Prussia provides after-hours care for children with mild to moderate, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that do not require the resources of an emergency room. Located within the existing CHOP Specialty Care Center at 950 Pulaski Drive, the urgent care center is open when parents and children need quick access to care–evenings, weekends and holidays. Hours of operation are 4 p.m.-11 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
CHOP experts will treat children with non-life-threatening, non-emergent illnesses such as ear infections, rashes, headaches, minor burns, wounds requiring stitches, mild to moderate asthma and broken bones without obvious deformities or sprains. On-site X-ray and lab facilities enable timely diagnostic testing and treatment.
In order to make care as seamless as possible, a child’s pediatrician will receive a prompt report of each visit with a detailed summary of care provided, a list of any medications prescribed or administered and a treatment plan.