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Quick Care reopening at Akron Children’s Hospital in Mahoning Valley

08-27-2020 (Mahoning Valley, Ohio )

Akron Children’s Hospital’s Quick Care – a convenient option for kids’ unexpected illness and minor injuries – is reopening Sept. 1 at the hospital’s Beeghly campus.

The service, located at 6505 Market St., Building A, in Boardman, had been temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Once reopened, Quick Care will be open seven days a week.

The Boardman Quick Care location is open 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.  

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.