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SOURCE Urgent Care for Kids
Practice to add four Texas Locations and enter Austin Market
HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent Care for Kids announced plans to enter the Austin market and add four new clinics throughout the state. The practice is slated to open two new Houston-area clinics as well as two clinics in the greater Austin area by the end of the summer. Urgent Care for Kids selected these areas by identifying key growth markets where it can respond to increased demand for high quality after-hours pediatric care.
With five existing Dallas and Houston-area locations, the expansion will make Urgent Care for Kids the largest pediatric urgent care provider in Texas with a total of nine clinics and a daily capacity to serve more than 900 patients statewide, without affecting wait times.
"Our goal is to help families avoid the high costs of ER visits for urgent needs that are not life or limb threatening and ensure that their children are treated by providers specializing in pediatrics," said Brian White, CEO of Urgent Care for Kids.
The practice's next Houston-area clinic will be located in the Kroger Marketplace Shopping Center in Spring, Texas. It will be the fourth clinic near Houston and provide convenient access to families living in The Woodlands, Spring and Tomball.
"We've identified a lack of healthcare resources in this rapidly expanding community of young families, and we're eager to supply this area with the amenity of a pediatric urgent care center," White said.
The practice hopes to meet similar needs with its two Austin-area locations, one in Round Rock and one in Cedar Park, which are scheduled to open simultaneously in August.
The Cedar Park clinic will be located in the Cypress Creek Village shopping center. The location was strategically selected to provide convenient access for parents, as it is part of a four-corner shopping intersection that already caters to families.
For its Round Rock clinic, Urgent Care for Kids selected a new retail development that will include the first L.A. Fitness in the Austin area, as well as a Starbucks which is in close proximity to the H-E-B grocery store at RM 620 Road and O'Connor Drive.
"Cedar Park and Round Rock are also rapidly growing communities underserved in terms of pediatric urgent care," White continued. "We are excited to plant roots in the Austin area in order to serve the families as the first after-hours urgent care facility that specializes exclusively in pediatrics in both communities."
Round Rock has been recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as the second fastest growing city in the nation and the greater Austin area is targeted to become the IT capital of the U.S. The growth from technology and other industries will create an influx of jobs and continue to bring new families to the area.
Additional plans for expansion will be evaluated as Urgent Care for Kids identifies other communities with similar demand for pediatric urgent care.
The details of each location are as follows:
About Urgent Care for Kids
Founded in 2011, Urgent Care for Kids is one of the largest pediatric urgent care practices in Texas currently serving more than 100 patients daily across the state of Texas. Each clinic provides after-hours medical care for patients between the ages of 0 and 21 years old, with walk-ins welcome and an average wait time of less than five minutes. The providers and staff at Urgent Care for Kids offer a full range of on-site diagnostics and medical procedures including common cold and flu testing, laceration repairs, digital x-rays, and nebulizer treatments. Urgent Care for Kids also collaborates with local pediatricians and can coordinate any necessary follow-up care. The practice accepts most major insurance policies, including but not limited to Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Tricare and United Healthcare, and will be approved to accept Medicaid and CHIPS plans at time the new clinics open. Learn more at www.urgentcarekids.com.
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