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MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OFFERS URGENT CARE WAIT TIMES TO PARENTS THROUGH TEXT MESSAGING
(5/9/2011)


MIAMI - Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH), the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children, is enhancing the pediatric urgent care experience by letting parents know how long they will need to wait for an urgent care practitioner to see their child during a minor injury or illness. MCH has launched a text messaging tool in which parents can text MCH to 437411 from their cell phones to receive up-to-the-minute wait times for all four MCH urgent care facilities, located in Palmetto Bay, West Kendall, Doral and Weston. This texting feature empowers parents with the information they need to make an immediate decision about their child’s care. The urgent care wait time that is communicated via text message represents a four-hour rolling average updated every five minutes. Messaging and data rates may apply. Miami Children's Urgent Care Centers are not intended for emergencies, but are appropriate for minor, non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries for children up to 21 years of age requiring immediate medical attention after-hours.

MCH Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue (Franjo Road)
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Urgent Care center hours of operation:
Monday-Friday 
1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(786) 268-1777

MCH West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street, Suites 100 & 200
Miami, Florida 33186
Urgent Care center hours of operation:
Monday-Friday 
3 pm to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(786) 624-5363

MCH Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, Florida 33178
Urgent Care Center hours of operation:
Monday-Friday 
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 10.p.m.
(786) 624-3672

MCH Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, Florida 33331
Urgent Care Center hours of operation:
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(954) 385-6200

About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
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