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Children’s Health Partners with National Chain To Open First of Several Urgent Care Centers

Children’s Health is opening a pediatric urgent care center on Monday as part of a partnership with PM Pediatrics that will span several facilities.

The location in The Colony will serve as the first Children’s Health PM Urgent Care location, with another facility set to follow this year (in addition to The Colony, PM Pediatrics lists McKinney as a “coming soon” site here). A spokesperson said additional practices will open during 2019.

PM Pediatrics is the largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care in the U.S., according to a news release from Children’s Health. The company has more than 30 facilities across seven states and is on the brink of expanding into an additional three states, including Texas on Monday.

The centers are open every day of the year from noon until midnight, treating common conditions in newborns up to college-age patients. The release says staff at the facilities will include pediatric emergency doctors and pediatricians and will feature X-ray, EKG, and lab services.

“With the opening of this new location, we are bringing to patients and families our long history of dedicated service and preeminent care in the community combined with PM Pediatrics’ demonstrated expertise in urgent care for children provided by board-certified pediatric physicians,” said David Berry, Children’s Health’s president of system clinical and scientific operations, in a statement.

The move into urgent care follows news in May that Children’s would sell off 13 of its 17 clinic locations to MD Medical Group, taking a minority stake in MD Medical through the transaction.

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