MUSC's Children's Hospital
opened the After Hours Care clinic at 2750 Dantzler Drive in North
Charleston July 22.
K. Drew Baker, M.D., After Hours Care clinic's medical director, said
children have special medical needs and are best treated by
professionals trained to work with children.
According to Baker, the
clinic fills the unmet need of medical services specifically geared to
children available in the evening and on weekends and holidays.
Drew Baker explains how the new pediatric After Hours Care clinic
compliments other pediatric medical services to a crowd gathered for
the grand opening Friday, July 22. The clinic is located off Highway 78
(behind Zaxby's) in North Charleston.
The clinic will be open
from 4 to 10 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 7 p.m. on weekends and
Clinic staff members are available to deal with childhood ailments,
such as sore throats, ear infections, injuries and asthma. The clinic
also has an onsite X-ray capability to diagnose broken bones and
MUSC Children's Hospital
administrator John Sanders said this is a chance for the families of
North Charleston, and Berkeley and Dorchester counties to have access
to the Children's Hospital. "This program also supports the
pediatricians and primary care physicians of the area."
For information, call
876-2220 or visit http://www.musckids.com/Afterhours.