COTTLEVILLE, Mo – It’s here. Less than one year after the groundbreaking, Mercy Kids Mid Rivers in Cottleville, Missouri, opens today, Nov. 17. Mercy Kids Mid Rivers is a 25,000-square-foot center focused solely on pediatric outpatient care, making it the first of its kind in St. Charles County.
Services offered in the new location include the pediatric specialties of gastroenterology, neurology and sports medicine, along with child psychiatry and child/adolescent counseling services. Additional offerings include Mercy Kids Therapy and Development Center with autism-related programs, a pediatric rehabilitation gym along with educational and screening programs. Coming in January 2015, a pediatric walk-in clinic will provide care for those up to age 21.
In addition to specialty and walk-in care, the facility will be the new home for Mercy Clinic Pediatrics-Mid Rivers (formerly St. Charles County Pediatrics) with six Mercy Clinic pediatricians and two pediatric nurse practitioners.
“With this new location, we’ve followed through on our commitment to provide convenient access to general pediatric care but also specialty therapies, like behavioral health,” said Dr. John Mantovani, child neurologist and pediatric department chair for Mercy Children’s Hospital-St. Louis. “Ten to 15 percent of children benefit from therapy at some point, and Mercy Kids is unique in terms of such a comprehensive commitment to primary and specialty care as well as behavioral and developmental health.”
Beyond the name of the building, Mercy Kids refers to a new way of caring for children. Dr. Joseph Kahn, president of Mercy Kids added, “Rather than caring for children only when they’re sick and need a hospital, Mercy Kids cares for the whole child, for their physical and emotional well being from conception through childhood, and adolescence and into adulthood.”
For more details about the new facility, please visit www.mercykids.org/cottleville.
Mercy Kids is a network of pediatric care dedicated to meeting the needs of every child, every day. It’s powered by more than 700 pediatricians and family doctors in partnership with 125 pediatric specialists. Anchored by two acute care pediatric hospitals in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Mercy Kids offers a full range of services to support healthy childhoods, including pediatric, specialty and educational services.