COLORADO SPRINGS — Children's Hospital Colorado announced plans Friday to expand its service at four locations in Colorado Springs.
The plans include opening an outpatient location with urgent care services downtown; a new outpatient location that will include daytime behavioral health services, developmental pediatrics, and therapy; expanding the Briargate Outpatient and Specialty Care location to add 27 new exam rooms; and adding an additional 16 beds at the Colorado Springs hospital.
“Since opening our hospital in May 2019, we have experienced significant growth and have realized a tremendous need for specialty and hospital-based pediatric expertise beyond even our own expectations,” said Margaret Sabin, president of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s southern region.
The new downtown facility will be located at the corner of Tejon and Cimarron and is expected to be open and ready for patients in late 2020. Urgent care at that location will be available from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
Renovations at the Briargate Outpatient location are expected to be completed in mid-2020.
Children's Hospital signed a lease for a 25,000 square foot facility at 2375 Telstar Drive, off Research Parkway, that will house outpatient therapy services, daytime behavioral health services, and developmental pediatrics. Therapies to be offered include Audiology, Speech and Learning; sports medicine, additional rehabilitation, physical, and occupational therapies; as well as an outdoor playground recreation area. Some therapy services currently housed at the existing Briargate location and at the Printers Park location will move to the new facility. Construction is expected to begin in late 2020. The Printers Park location will close when services move to the new facility.
Work to expand the existing hospital is expected to begin in early 2020. The hospital says it saw the need for more beds soon after opening, and has averaged 80% capacity.