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Urgent Care for Kids Expands Largest Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas

Urgent Care for Kids Expands Largest Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas
August 28, 2014 Melissa Bauman

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.

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