There are any number of urgent care centers in the greater Houston area with a variety of services available from emergency care, x-rays and in some cases even medical supplies and pharmacies. Texas Children's Hospital has joined the community with a urgent care center in the Katy area, which is designed especially for emergent circumstances involving children.
The first Texas Children’s Urgent Care is located at Texas Children’s Urgent Care Cinco Ranch, 9727 Spring Green Blvd., Suite 900, Katy, Texas 77494 and is open Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m. The clinic is staffed by board certified pediatricians who have privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital. Pediatricians diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. Procedures provided include: antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays on-site.
Texas Children’s Urgent Care accepts major insurance plans and has self-pay rates, which are less than emergency center charges, and there are no hospital fees. A complete list of insurance plans is available on the website. Texas Children’s Urgent Care specializes in after hours care, but does not replace the need for children to have a general pediatrician. Routine physical exams and vaccinations are services that should be obtained from a general pediatrician, and these services are not available at Texas Children’s Urgent Care.
“We are excited to bring this expert urgent care model to the Houston community,” says Dr. Gary Gerlacher, Texas Children’s Urgent Care lead physician. “In my experience, I’ve seen firsthand how the urgent care setting has truly helped fill a void in treatment for children and their families.”
Parents frequently turn to an urgent care clinic both during the day and after office hours for any number of reasons such as fever, illness or injury. As a result the addition of a center specifically designed to care for the special needs of pediatric patients is important to the health and welfare of our community.
A second Texas Chlidren's Urgent Care will be opening this summer.