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Pediatric Urgent Care at St Lukes West End Medical Center in Allentown

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Opens Urgent Care Center at St. Luke's West End Medical Center

St. Luke's West End Medical CenterPhiladelphia, PA (11/21/2013) – Emergency rooms aren't fun for any child or parent. Especially on holidays, weekends and nights.

That's why St. Christopher's Hospital for Children recently opened St. Christopher's Pediatric Urgent Care in Allentown,  the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley. Located at St. Luke's West End Medical Center at 501 Cetronia Road in Allentown, PA. St. Christopher's Pediatric Urgent Care provides pediatric health care services to children from infant to age 18 for situations that require immediate treatment, including high fevers, spreading rashes and broken bones.

With walk-in hours from 10 am to 10 pm every weekday, weekend and holiday, St. Christopher's Pediatric Urgent Care has an X-ray machine and technician; is staffed with St. Christopher's pediatricians and a registered nurse; does not require appointments or referrals; and accepts most insurance plans.

In addition to St. Christopher's Pediatric Urgent Care in Allentown, St. Christopher's also has a specialty location in the area. Specialties at St. Chris Specialty Pediatrics at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem include endocrinology, general surgery, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and rheumatology.

“St. Christopher's  always has been committed to serving patients in the Philadelphia area through our experienced pediatric physicians and services,” says Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. “We're proud to provide this same level of care to children and families in the Lehigh Valley area.”

Jackson adds that if patients require a higher level of care that is not available in the area, families have access to the physicians at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

For more information about St. Christopher's Pediatric Urgent Care in Allentown, please visit www.stchristophershospital.com/urgentcare or call 610-336-4349.

About St. Christopher's Hospital

Since 1875, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher's is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.

A 189-bed hospital, St. Christopher's is committed to delivering high quality family-and patient-centered care to children throughout the greater Delaware Valley. Its highly acclaimed programs include a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Level IV NICU, a Heart Center and Oncology/Transplant unit. Hospital services also include the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. Thanks to our nursing excellence, St. Christopher's achieved Magnet status in 2009. Numerous St. Christopher's physicians are frequently recognized in regional publications as “Top Docs” in their fields of expertise. In 2012, St. Christopher's announced a $110 million expansion to include two new structures. The Critical Care Tower, which features advanced technology while incorporating families' needs, will house 50 critical care and 60 Level IIIC NICU beds. The Center for the Urban Child will provide children with comprehensive services to help break the cycles of food insecurity, violence and childhood illness.

To learn more about St. Christopher's, visit www.stchristophershospital.com.


Contacts

Kelsey Jacobsen
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
215-427-5400

Denise Rader
Director, Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network
484-526-4104
Denise.Rader@sluhn.org