Texas Children's Urgent Care Memorial offers high-quality, efficient and affordable care

HOUSTON - (July 30, 2014) - Texas Children's Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the second Texas Children's Urgent Care clinic offering high-quality, efficient and affordable patient care in a convenient community location. For more information, visit urgentcare.texaschildrens.org.

"We are excited to open a second location offering expert pediatric urgent care to the Houston community," says Dr. Gary Gerlacher, Texas Children's Urgent Care lead physician. "I've seen firsthand how the pediatric urgent care setting has truly helped fill a void in treatment for children and their families."

Texas Children's Urgent Care clinics are open Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m. The clinics are staffed by board certified pediatricians who have privileges at Texas Children's Hospital. Pediatricians diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. Procedures provided include: antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays on-site.

"Texas Children's Urgent Care was created to respond to the growing need for expert pediatric urgent care after hours," says Randall Wright, executive vice president of Texas Children's Hospital. "Our clinics are conveniently located in your neighborhood, and available evenings and weekends, to continue our commitment to providing care to all patients and families in the Houston community."

Texas Children's Urgent Care Memorial is conveniently located at:

  • Texas Children's Urgent Care Memorial

12850 Memorial Dr., Suite 210

Houston, TX 77024

Oftentimes, families turn to an emergency center after hours, on weekends or perhaps even during the day, when a significant event occurs with their child. Though the emergency center is the right place for some incidents or ailments, the majority of the time, minor illnesses can and should be treated at a pediatric urgent care facility.

Texas Children's Urgent Care accepts major insurance plans and has self-pay rates, which are less than emergency center charges, and there are no hospital fees. A complete list of insurance plans is available on the website. Texas Children's Urgent Care specializes in after hours care, but does not replace the need for children to have a general pediatrician. Routine physical exams and vaccinations are services that should be obtained from a general pediatrician, and these services are not available at Texas Children's Urgent Care.

Additionally, Texas Children's Urgent Care also has a location in Cinco Ranch located at 9727 Spring Green Blvd., Suite 900 Katy, TX 77494.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.