PELHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-based MainStreet Family Urgent Care, with several locations across East Central Alabama, broke ground on Friday at a new location in Pelham. The new site will feature the area’s first pediatric urgent care.

Two urgent care facilities will share the building: a new KidsStreet Urgent Care, with a pediatrician on-site seven days a week to treat patients up to age 16, with MainStreet Family Urgent Care to serve older patients and provide occupational health services.

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve kids and their families in Pelham, Hoover, and Riverchase,” said CEO Sam Eskildsen. “We know that kids get get sick or injured at the most inconvenient times.”

KidsStreet will be open weekdays from noon until 10:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Pediatricians will help with everyday illnesses including flu and strep throat, conduct diagnostic tests, assist in minor procedures such as stitches and foreign object removal, and aid in injuries as well as complete basic school and sports physicals. Multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing, and X-ray capabilities will also be available for sprains, strains, breaks, and fractures.

“Not only will the state-of-the art clinic in Pelham provide quality care that’s specialized for kids, but we also hope the convenient services and friendly staff will make the entire ordeal of being sick or injured a much more pleasant experience for both the parents and the child,” said Medical Director Dr. Timothy “Timbo” Taylor M.D.

“When everyone else is closed for the night, we want to provide parents an alternative to a costly emergency room visit,” Eskildsen added. “Our hope is that offering patience the convenience of great care, after-hours with shorter wait times, and same day appointments with a licensed pediatrician will help deliver some peace of mind.”

MainStreet Family Urgent Care also delivers a choice of occupational health services such as worker’s compensation management, pre-employment drug testing, and DOT physicals.

MainStreet currently operates nine locations in Alabama including Sylacauga and Alexander City, with a Talladega location opening soon. Scheduled to open in October, the new combined facility in Pelham will be located one block from Walmart next to Aldi on Hwy. 31.

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