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Area's first pediatric urgent care center opens

— “We wanted to be there with a child-friendly environment and board-certified pediatricians to help parents and children when they’re ill,” said Dollard. “We’ve had a lot of parents tell us that they don’t like bringing their child into an urgent care where there are adults or an emergency room with long wait times.”

The medical group chose Clifton Park because of its great number of children.

“We did some demographic research and Clifton Park demonstrates that it has large school districts; their demographics show that the number of children from newborn to 18 is higher in that area than in any of the surrounding areas,” said Dollard.

Anyone can utilize the center, regardless of his or her primary care physician.

“They don’t have to be a Community Care patient, we take anyone,” said Dollard.

The center is also be able to do basic lab work like urine analysis and blood counts and accepts most major insurance plans. Documentation of treatment can be easily transferred to the patient’s primary care physician for continuity of care, said Dollard.

For more information about Community Care Physicians, PC or the Pediatric Urgent Care Center, visit www.communitycare.com.

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