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Urgent care for children opens in Huber Heights

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton Children's seeking approval to build a new five-story outpatient center

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton Children’s Hospital has opened a new urgent care center in Huber Heights.

The pediatric urgent care opened this week at 8501 Old Troy Pike for treating minor illnesses and injuries for children from birth to 21 years old.

The urgent care is an additional service at Dayton Children's $6 million, 25,000-square-foot medical office in Huber Heights, built in 2015 to replace another office in the city.

“We are listening to our patient families who consistently tell us they want more services closer to home,” Deborah Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s, said when the urgent care was first announced December 2017.

With urgent care centers in now in Huber Heights and Springboro, Dayton Children’s has after-hours care both north and south of Dayton.

Along with the urgent care center, Dayton Children's is working on a series of construction and renovation projects. Construction work continues on a $28 million community health center next to its main campus, is renovating for a new mental health unit at the main campus, and is building an outpatient center in Troy. The hospital is considering building a new five-story outpatient center at its main campus and is building a new employee parking garage.

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The hospital also has a new eight-story patient tower that was completed in 2017.

Dayton Children’s urgent care center is opening amid a surge in urgent care centers and emergency departments around the region. Premier Health recently opened an urgent care in Huber Heights down the street from Children’s new location, as well as seven other new Premier urgent cares around the region.

Kettering Health Network also has a nearby Huber Heights urgent care center at 8701 Old Troy Pike.