ABINGTON, PA – The Philadelphia Children’s Hospital continues to expand in Montgomery County, as a new emergency care center opened this week in Abington.
The facility located at 1840 Susquehanna Road will offer after-hours treatment to children with mild or moderate illnesses or injuries that do not require emergency room resources.
“We are excited to offer pediatric emergency care at a new location in Montgomery County, which makes it easier for local families to obtain specialist care in their community,” said Elizabeth Younkins, vice president of the CHOP Care Network, in a press release. “Our five CHOP emergency care centers allow families to receive the appropriate level of care in a fast, convenient and child-friendly environment.”
This is the fifth CHOP Urgent Care, joining the sites of Chalfont, Glen Mills, Haverford and King of Prussia.
Ear infections, headaches, minor burns, wounds requiring stitches, mild asthma, and minor fractures are examples of things that can be treated in emergency care. More serious illnesses and injuries should always be treated in an emergency room.
CHOP also plans to open a new inpatient hospital near the King of Prussia this fall.
Abington Emergency Care has extended and weekend hours, open 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 00 on Sunday.