The stress of dealing with an ill child can be intense, that intensity can be magnified if urgent care is not easily accessible. Fortunately for the families of Cherokee County and surrounding areas, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) opened an urgent care center last month. AEP was on hand to capture the ribbon cutting ceremony. This addition marks their sixth urgent care center in the metro Atlanta area.The community, along with five special patients who sought treatment at CHOA and reside in Cherokee County, were there to cut the ribbon. Also in attendance among the ribbon cutters were: Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood, CHOA CEO Donna Hyland and CHOA Community Outreach Liaison Janet Read.The center officially opened on March 22nd and is located in Canton. It provides convenient and specialized care for minor illnesses and injuries.The facility is more than 10,000-square-foot and provides families with board-certified pediatricians, and on-site lab and x-ray services that use up to 50 percent less radiation than adult facilities. Patients also gain access to more than 1,900 doctors trained in 60 specialties.The center offers convenient online scheduling where families have access to real time wait times.This makes it easy for families to save their spot in line for check-in before leaving home.Additional information about the urgent care center can be found here.
Special thanks to Laura McGee, Public Relations Coordinator, CHOA, for allowing AEP to participate in this special community event.