Pediatric Clinic in Fairfield Will Serve Uninsured and Medicaid Patients
Monday, January 04, 2010
A Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center primary care clinic opens January 4, 2010, to serve uninsured and Medicaid patients in the Fairfield / Butler County area. The clinic will be at the Cincinnati Children’s location on the Mercy Hospital Fairfield campus, located on Mack Road.
Hours will be 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday; 8 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday; and 10 am to 2 pm Sunday (beginning in February.)
The goal of the clinic is to increase access to primary care services for uninsured and Medicaid patients, said Mona Mansour, MD, Director of Primary Care in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s.
“Although there are practices in the Butler County/Fairfield area that accept Medicaid and uninsured patients, the demand for services is significantly greater than the current capacity,” she said. “We are opening the new clinic to help provide quality care to that population.” In addition, she explained that the medical center is in need of additional training sites for residents and nurse practitioners and this site will assist in meeting that educational mission.
The comprehensive primary care services will include routine well-child checks, care for children with chronic health conditions, and ill-child care.
Care providers at the clinic will include physicians and nurse practitioners.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 513-636-8259. Providers wishing to make referrals can reach the practice with the same number.
About Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is one of 10 children’s hospitals in the United States to make the Honor Roll in U.S. News and World Reports 2009-10 Americas Best Children’s Hospitals issue. It is #1 ranked for digestive disorders and is also highly ranked for its expertise in respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care, neurosurgery, diabetes, orthopedics, kidney disorders and urology. One of the three largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., Cincinnati Children’s is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.
President Barack Obama in June 2009 cited Cincinnati Children’s as an island of excellence in health care. For its achievements in transforming health care, Cincinnati Children’s is one of six U.S. hospitals since 2002 to be awarded the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The hospital is a national and international referral center for complex cases. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.