I was there last week when local dignitaries and UTMB leadership officially marked the opening of UTMB Children’s Health After-Hours Urgent Care Center (at the ever-cheesey but symbolically important ribbon cutting, above).
The clinic is across from South Shore Harbor, on Marina Bay Drive in League City. I’m a fan; I’ve blogged about it before. The clinic is open in the evenings and on weekends to address pediatric urgent care needs. The clinic has been a hit, serving more than 850 patients since it opened late last May. What I did not realize, however, was that the clinic shares the same space as UTMB’s Orthopaedic Clinic at South Shore Harbour. At 5 p.m., the ortho guys head home, replaced by the Pedi staff at 5:30. My hat is off to the folks who got creative and pulled this together; it’s a great model for the sort of out-of-the-box thinking that we will help move us forward. For more information about the UTMB Children’s Health After-Hours Urgent Care Center, give them a ring at (281) 334-6578; call (281) 334-0620 if you need a good ortho doc in the League City area.