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NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care offers COVID-19 testing and extended telemedicine hours
Sarah Kaddour · May 1, 2020
HOUSTON, April 28, 2020 – NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care, after-hours pediatric urgent care with 8 clinics around the Greater Houston Area, offers extended pediatric telemedicine hours from 6 a.m. to midnight as another resource to keep both patients and staff members safe and healthy. Telemedicine visits are available across Texas and in both English and Spanish.
As of Monday, April 27, All NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care clinics are now testing for the COVID-19 infection and antibody testing is available with telemedicine. If appropriate, the providers will direct patients to the nearest testing location. Please note that this is not a designated government-sponsored testing site. Tests will be sent out to commercial laboratories and costs not covered by insurance will apply.
The clinics are staffed with pediatric-trained providers and staff available to treat newborns to 21-year-old patients. Clinics are open on weekdays 3pm to 7pm and weekends 12pm to 4pm.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, children still experience sickness and injury. NightLight clinics are open, and we have extended our telemedicine hours to provide multiple options for care. We know people are unsettled during these uncertain times, and we are offering COVID19 testing to provide a level of assurance for patients. As a community, we are all doing our part to pull together toward a brighter future,” said Zawadi Bryant, CEO of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care.
NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care has implemented several measures to provide the safest environment for patients and staff. These include adding a higher level of sanitation to already stringent cleaning policies for all rooms and surfaces in the clinics. Additionally signs are posted physically on all clinic doors and virtually on our website to deter patients who have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19 from coming into the clinic. For those concerned about possible COVID-19 exposure or symptoms, we will evaluate you via a virtual visit (telemedicine) and direct you to one of four testing sites for curbside testing if needed. For patients who are in need of a physical evaluation in the clinic, we have implemented the following process to minimize everyone’s exposure to infection. You will be directed to come in to quickly register. You will then be asked to do paperwork and wait in the safety of your car until we are ready to see you in a sanitized room. A text message will notify the patient when it is time to go into the exam room and be evaluated. We request the fewest number of people possible to accompany the patient into the exam rooms. We request all patients and guardians to wear a face mask. All staff members wear protective equipment and face masks during patient encounters. Staff members are screened for symptoms including cough and fever before clinic opening and will be sent home if they present with symptoms. NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care strongly recommends practicing social distancing and safe hygiene.
For over 13 years, NightLight has served the Greater Houston area communities with comforting pediatric urgent care. The organization has grown from one location to eight clinics, bringing a special blend of high-quality medical care and compassionate attention in a kid-friendly environment. You can find one of our clinics in the following communities: Sugar Land, Cy-Fair, Pearland, Humble, Webster, Tanglewood, Garden Oaks, and Katy. Nightlight was recently recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2020 Houston District Minority Small Business of the Year.
NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care offers a no-hassle Reserve Your Spot system to hold a place in line before stepping foot in the clinic, and ensures patients are in and out the door in a timely manner. We also accept walk-in patients. With the added convenience of pediatric telemedicine, patients can see and speak to a NightLight provider from their phone, tablet, or desktop. Call 281-325-1010 with any questions. Access Nightlight via our social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care’s mission is to be a beacon of healing that lights up lives in every community we serve and our vision is to inspire a world where love, peace, and joy are more contagious than the flu. More information is available at www.nlpedi.com.