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Covenant Children's unveils pediatric urgent care center to offer more flexibility for care

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Covenant Children's now has a pediatric urgent care center in Lubbock.

It is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, located at the corner of 82nd and Slide.

Amy Thompson, the CEO of Covenant Children's, said while Covenant has multiple urgent care centers in the West Texas area, this is the only one specific for kids.

"We want to provide a place for a more reasonable price where kids can come after hours, see a pediatrician, and get care," Thompson said.

She said this center will give parents both financial and time flexibility for care, if the injury is not serious enough for the emergency room. 

"One of the big things I want to point out is that this is not an emergency room. We always say we're not going to charge emergency room prices, and in fact, even urgent care prices. We're charging clinic prices. We're here for any of those minor injuries or things you need to have after hours from your pediatrician, or if you don't know exactly where to go," Thompson said.

In a life threatening situation, Thompson said she emphasizes going to an emergency room.

She said this center is not a competitor to any other form of care, but to simply add more convenience to families.

"If it is hard for you to get to your pediatrician, family doctor, and if you need specific care, especially after hours, which is the big thing we want to provide, this is the place. So it's not to replace that, but it's simply to augment that," Thompson said.

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