Dayton Children’s to open pediatric urgent care in Huber Heights

Dayton Children’s to open pediatric urgent care in Huber Heights (WKEF/WRGT)

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Families north of Dayton will have their own pediatric urgent care at their fingertips.

Dayton Children's Hospital opened its Huber Heights facility on Old Troy Pike about 3 years ago, but next year it will also be home to a new pediatric urgent care.

The plan is open up the center within the existing building in June.

Dayton Children's says this will give families a second pediatric urgent care option in the Dayton area in addition to their south campus in Miamisburg.

Pediatric urgent care offers treatment for minor injuries and illnesses such as the flu and abrasions.

The hope is that the center provides improved access to children's medical care in the north area.

"We certainly have fewer families coming to an urgent care than we have to our emergency department, which is about 85,000 a year,” says Dayton Children’s facility director, Edd McGatha. “So patients would probably experience quicker treatment, registration on site, and when you arrive you can pre-register and hold a position for your child to be seen."

Dayton Children's says this should offer families with more services closer to home. The urgent care will also serve the surrounding communities such as Tipp City, Vandalia, and Englewood.

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