Children's Hospital Partners with TeamHealth to Open Knoxville's First Urgent Care Center Just For Kids

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Urgent CareEast Tennessee Children’s Hospital is partnering with TeamHealth to open Knoxville’s first pediatric, after-hours urgent care center. Children’s Hospital Urgent Care, located at Children’s Hospital’s West Campus at Westland and Pellissippi Parkway, will begin seeing patients April 16, 2018.

The urgent care center will be open nights, weekends, and holidays to provide immediate medical attention to children, when pediatricians’ offices are typically closed.

Children, from birth to 21 years-of-age, will be treated for minor accidents or illnesses in a pediatric-centered, family-friendly environment. The clinical team will work hand-in-hand with the child’s primary doctor, providing a treatment summary to the patient’s pediatrician within 24 hours of their visit to the urgent care center.

Rita Westbrook. M.D., will serve as the medical director for the urgent care center. With more than 16 years of pediatric emergency medicine experience, Dr. Westbrook is a board-certified pediatrician who has worked in the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for the last 10 years. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.
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East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s vision is Leading the Way to Healthy Children. Children’s Hospital is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center which has served the East Tennessee region for more than 80 years and is certified by the state of Tennessee as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center.