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Quick Care opening at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Portage Health Center

08-27-2020 (Akron, Ohio )

Akron Children’s Hospital’s Quick Care – a convenient option for kids’ unexpected illness and minor injuries – is opening Sept. 1 at the hospital’s Portage Health Center.

The service, located at 2497 State Route 59, will be open seven days a week. Hours will be Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. (last appointment at 7:40 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last appointment at 5:40 p.m.). Parents can schedule appointments online at akronchildrens.org/quickcare; walk-ins are also accepted.

Quick Care is an option for families when children need non-urgent medical care, such as for:

  • Allergies
  • Burns/sunburn (minor)
  • Colds
  • Cough/congestion/upper respiratory infection
  • Cuts (small, minor)
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections/earaches
  • Eye redness/drainage/itching
  • Fever (child 3 months or older)
  • Flu
  • Headache (without nausea, vomiting or vision changes)
  • Insect bites/stings or minor dog bite
  • Nausea
  • Pain upon urination
  • Rashes/skin infections
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pain (minor)
  • Urinary tract infection (in potty-trained child, fever less than 103 degrees)

In addition, sports and work physicals are also available.

Quick Care will offer testing for patients who have symptoms possibly related to COVID-19. However, testing will not be available for patients without symptoms who are seeking sports, school, work or day care clearance.  

Quick Care is the latest addition to the Portage Health Center, which opened in late May. The new medical building also includes Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech therapy).

Akron Children’s Hospital is committed to serving patients in a clean and safe environment. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital has redoubled its efforts to provide a safe environment for families and employees, closely following the governor’s and CDC guidelines. 

At all of its sites, Akron Children’s is:

  • Limiting entry points.
  • Practicing social/physical distancing. 
  • Continually educating and retraining caregivers on personal protective equipment and hand hygiene. 
  • Cleaning common areas frequently.
  • Installing more hand sanitizer dispensers.
  • Decreasing the number of visitors.
  • Giving surgical masks to all Akron Children’s employees working on-site.
  • Asking everyone visiting an Akron Children’s facility to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks are provided for visitors who do not bring their own.