August 8, 2016

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro today

ChildrensMboroBldg smIllnesses and injuries don’t keep regular business hours, but now convenient after-hours care from board-certified pediatricians is available in Rutherford County.

Located at 1155 Kennedy Drive, 2nd floor, the clinic is Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s fifth after-hours location in Middle Tennessee.

Opening today, Aug. 8, the clinic provides walk-in care for children of all ages when most pediatrician’s offices have closed for the day or weekend. To keep care consistent and current, the child’s regular pediatrician is sent a report about the visit the same evening.

“Our after-hours clinic program is designed to support our patients and families closer to home, yet continue to partner with our community pediatricians in continuity of care,” said Meg Rush, M.D., MMHC, chief of staff and executive medical director of Children’s Hospital. “We are very excited to serve the children of Rutherford County through the opening of our after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro.”

The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic will be open seven days a week, including holidays. The hours are Monday-Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-7:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt board-certified pediatricians will staff the clinic and treat illnesses such as fever, sore throat, asthma, splinting and wounds. No appointment is necessary, but it is recommended that parents call their child’s regular primary care physician first.

“We are excited about the opening of our new after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro,” said Susan John, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics and medical director for Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics. “We aim to meet the needs of Rutherford County by extending the same quality of care we offer at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, but closer to home.”

More information on Children’s Hospital’s After-Hours Clinics, including clinic locations, hours and services offered, is available here.