Open Door is offering extended hours for same day pediatric care, dubbed Kids Express, at Eureka Community Health and Wellness Center. Kids Express is available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
”This is a service open to all parents and children in our community. You don’t need to be a patient of our system to use Kids Express,” explains Catherine “Kitty” Poterack, MD, director of the new service. Kids Express is not an emergency room, but a convenient care option for parents. “When a child is sick or hurt, parents want care and reassurance right away. If your regular doctor can’t see your child for a day or two, or if you don’t have a regular doctor, that’s what we are here for.”
Kids Express will be staffed with a pediatrician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner as well as specially trained nurses and medical assistants.
Eureka Community Health and Wellness Center has become the new pediatric home for Open Door. Ted Humphry, MD; Kamal Gurung, MD; Kristen Metcalfe, PA; and Kitty Poterack, MD make up the team of pediatric providers at the Eureka Community Health and Wellness Center. Family practice services are also provided at all Open Door Community Health Centers’ locations.
For more information regarding Kids Express please call the Eureka Community Health and Wellness number 707-441-1624 or visit www.opendoorhealth.com.