ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Parents have a brand new option for pediatric urgent care in the greater Rochester area.
WROC’s Josh Navarro was told the facility is the first of it’s kind that is locally-owned.
Acute Kids Urgent Care only sees patients who are under 23 years old. Chrysa Charno, who is an emergency medicine and urgent care Physician Assistant plus owner and CEO, says parents can go to their facility when their primary doctor is not available.
When children enter Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care off of Bay Road in Webster, they’ll see rooms full of color.
“Kids are different. They’re not little adults. They require specialized care in a facility that is very comfortable to kids,” said Charno.
The facility has a total of five exam rooms. Each one is adorned with encouraging messages, featuring local kids as models.
Children at Acute Kids can be treated for colds, coughs, sore throats, cuts needing stitches, and other minor procedures.
Charno says parents should reserve going to the Emergency Room for when their kids are really sick.
“So it’s nice when you have something that’s minor, or a broken bone, or an injury or cut or something, that could be seen in a different facility,” said Charno.
Recently, Acute Kids saw their 100th child this week.
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is needed