Children’s Express Care to Open New Location at WHS Washington Hospital

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PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4, 2014Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will open a new Express Care center at WHS Washington Hospital on Aug. 5. Children’s Express Care at Washington Hospital will be open after hours and on weekends and feature Children’s physicians who can provide treatment for minor injuries and illnesses.
Like existing Children’s Express Care centers, the center at WHS Washington Hospital will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. No appointments are necessary, and free parking is available on site. Most health insurances will be accepted, and copayments generally will be much less than for visits to emergency departments.
We are pleased to partner with Washington Health System to expand our range of pediatric services to the area,” said Kathy Guatteri, vice president, Outpatient Services at Children’s Hospital. “The convenient access to our board certified pediatricians on evenings and weekends will help serve the Washington community.”
Children’s operates five other Express Care centers in Bethel Park, Lawrenceville, Monroeville, West Mifflin, and Wexford.
Treatment at the new location will include:
  • animal bites
  • bee stings
  • bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma attacks
  • colds, fever, flu and other viral illnesses
  • cuts, bumps, lacerations, abrasions and splinters
  • ear, throat and sinus infections
  • earaches
  • incisions and abscess drainage
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration assessment
  • pink eye
  • rashes, poison ivy and allergic reactions
  • simple fractures, twists, sprains, strains and dislocations
  • splinting
  • tick bites
  • urinary tract infections

X-ray services and a variety of other tests also will be offered at Children’s Express Care at Washington Hospital.

“Washington Health System and our pediatricians are excited to be partnering with Children’s Hospital to expand the hours that pediatricians are available to treat kids’ minor illnesses and injuries right here in the Washington community,” said Gary Weinstein, president and CEO of Washington Health System. “This service is a great addition to our integrated system of care, which is focused on patients and families.”
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