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Ben Kallos Joins ProHEALTH Care at Ribbon Cutting to Open the First Pediatric Urgent Care in Manhattan

ProHEALTH Care, the largest independent, physician-run health system in the nation, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the first pediatric-only urgent care in Manhattan. Council Member Ben Kallos joined Zeyad Baker, M.D., president & CEO of ProHEALTH Care, to cut the ribbon, along with Dr. Baker’s two children to welcome the new pediatric urgent care to the community. In addition, ProHEALTH Care will host a special community day on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., featuring free vision and hearing screenings, giveaways, and activities for kids. As part of Optum, the ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care represents Optum’s first clinical entrance into Manhattan.

The new ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care focuses exclusively on the care of children – from newborns to 18 years old - by a team of board-certified pediatricians. Conveniently located on the Upper East Side at 1601 Third Ave, New York, NY, the ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, offering the longest hours to see a pediatrician in Manhattan. In addition to urgent care, the ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care will provide camp, sports and school physicals, rapid test results, and onsite x-rays. The urgent care will provide complimentary transportation for patients needing follow-up care.

“Kids get sick at all hours of the day and parents want access to a pediatrician who understands the medical needs of a younger patient,” says Zeyad Baker, M.D., president and CEO, ProHEALTH Care. “Most urgent cares don’t have a pediatrician on staff and waiting for a physician’s office to open or visiting an emergency room should not be the only options for patients to get pediatric care. In changing the model of care delivery and offering more specialized care centers, we can improve the quality of care to help people get better faster and return to their lives.”

In addition to the increase of extended hours and staff of pediatricians, the new ProHEALTH Care Pediatric Urgent Care improves access to care several ways. There is little to no wait time and patients have easy access through online booking and a fast kiosk sign-in. As the only urgent care network that is part of an integrated health system, the ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care physicians can easily connect to over 1,000 providers should a patient need a specialist or a follow up visit- with most follow up appointments made within 24 hours. This critical continuum of care ensures families are given care that considers holistically their overall medical needs- not just those addressed in one visit.

The new ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care reflects the health system’s commitment to making healthcare more accessible and improving the patient experience. ProHEALTH Care is reinventing care delivery and has emphasized specialized care. In December 2019, ProHEALTH Care opened the Center for Neck and Back Pain to provide same-day services, which allow patients to be triaged, evaluated, diagnosed, and in most cases, receive treatment, all in one day. The new Urgent Care focused only on pediatric patients continues the organization’s promise to explore and implement new solutions to improve care, make it more accessible, and lower costs.

ProHEALTH Care offers a full range of healthcare services including Urgent, Primary, and Specialty Care, and Ancillary Services including ambulatory surgery, radiology services and more.

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