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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Opens Express CareSM on Hospital Campus for After-Hours Treatment of Minor Injuries and Illnesses

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2011 – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will open a fourth Express Care location – this one on the hospital’s main campus in Lawrenceville – on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Children’s Express Care locations offer families access to convenient and immediate care for infants, children and teens after hours and on weekends for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. Children’s Hospital already operates Express Care centers in Bethel Park, Monroeville, and Wexford.

Children’s Express Care-Lawrenceville, located on the second floor of Children’s Hospital, will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. No appointments are necessary and free parking is available on site. Most health insurances are accepted.

According to Raymond Pitetti, M.D., medical director of all four Children’s Express Care locations, “Express Care is an ideal option for families who need immediate care after hours or on weekends. In our Express Care centers, patients often can receive treatment and be on their way in less than an hour.”

John J. LaBella, M.D., a pediatrician with Children’s Community Pediatrics and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will serve as medical director of Express Care-Lawrenceville.

Treatment at the Lawrenceville location will include:

  • Cold and flu
  • Earaches
  • Sore throat
  • Pink eye, rashes and other irritations
  • Sinus infections, bronchitis and asthma
  • Cuts, bumps, lacerations, abrasions and splinters
  • Twists, sprains and strains

X-ray services also are available on site.

If a child’s injury or illness requires emergency or specialty care, Express Care-Lawrenceville will follow the same practice as the other locations, which is to refer patients to the Emergency Department, or to a Children’s pediatric specialist. If Express Care patients require follow-up care, they will be referred back to their own pediatricians along with an update of the outcome of the visit.

Location and contact information:

Children’s Express Care-Lawrenceville
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue, Floor 2 
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 412-692-3100

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