The wait is over for Huntsville residents seeking access to pediatric care in the after-hours.
Urgent Care for Children, a Birmingham-based pediatric urgent care provider, opened its doors Thursday for patients ages 21 and under with minor illnesses and injuries.
The newest clinic, at 2785 Carl T. Jones Drive across from Valley Bend Shopping Center, operates 2-10 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
“At Urgent Care for Children, our job is to complement your primary care pediatrician and offer an
affordable, convenient alternative to the emergency room,” said CEO Bannon Thorpe. “I believe we have one of the best medical teams in our field, who are consistently recognized and receive some of the highest patient ratings in the industry.
“It can mean a lot to have a pediatric specialist when you have a child not feeling well, and we are excited to bring convenient access to quality pediatric medical care to a new area of Huntsville.”
While the location will be new for the rapidly-growing company, it is not a stranger to Madison County.
“After opening our Madison clinic in September 2019, it quickly became apparent that there was a demand for us to expand our quality care services to (southeast) Huntsville,” said Neal Owens, vice president of real estate. “We selected Jones Valley based on its proximity to the growing community of families and schools.”
The after-hours clinic will also be offering coronavirus testing for children and adults. Since March, Urgent Care for Children has made COVID-19 testing available for everyone.