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Children’s Hospital plans urgent care north of Dayton

Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning to open a new urgent care center, expanding on its Huber Heights office.

The independent pediatrics hospital said Monday that it will be adding the center to its current office at 8501 Old Troy Pike “to better serve our families in the northern suburbs.”

“We are listening to our patient families who consistently tell us they want more services closer to home,” stated Deborah Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s. “Expanding to include a pediatric urgent care in Huber Heights will provide the world-class pediatric care for children that they deserve, right in their backyard. It is all part of our Destination 2020 plan to advance our role as the leader in children’s health.”

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Renovation will begin in March and take about three months.

“When opened, this urgent care will provide lower cost, on-demand, after-hours care with pediatric trained specialists for urgent situations,” the hospital stated.

It will have the same hours as Dayton Children’s urgent care at its south campus in Springboro.

Pediatric urgent care can be used when the doctor's office typically is closed for treating minor illnesses and injuries for children from birth to 21 years old.

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The urgent care will be added to the hospital's existing $6 million, 25,000-square-foot medical office in Huber Heights, built in 2015 to replace another office in the city.

The medical office now has services like imaging, lab, EKG, ultrasound and walk-in baseline concussion tests. Children can also get occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, physical therapy and orthopaedic physical therapy. All of these services with the exception of free baseline concussion testing require a referral.

The planned Huber Heights center joins a series of facility projects by Dayton Children's like its proposed $28 million community health center next to its main campus, the new eight-story patient tower that just wrapped up, and a planned new mental health wing at the main campus.

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