Franklin Health Pediatrics to add walk-in services March 3

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FARMINGTON — Franklin Health Pediatrics will provide walk-in urgent care services from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, starting March 3.

The practice is on the first floor of the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus.

The service is for patients of Franklin Health Pediatrics who have acute, short-term illnesses or injuries that need prompt attention, but aren’t life-threatening. These may include earaches, sore throats, coughs and sprains, among others. Patients with chronic or long-standing conditions should still call to schedule an appointment because the walk-in clinic is for acute conditions only.

Anyone uncertain about the severity of a problem is always welcome to call the practice at 778-0482. Even when the office is closed, there is always a provider on call for consultation.

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Nicole Donahue, certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Franklin Health Pediatrics’ newest provider, will be the primary clinician staffing the clinic. Donahue is a nurse practitioner who received her master’s degree in pediatric nurse practitioner studies from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Before that, she served as a pediatric charge nurse at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

For more information, call Franklin Health Pediatrics at 778-0482 or visit the practice.

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