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CLEVELAND --University Hospitals Rainbow Babies& Children's Hospital teamed up with HealthSpotSM to provide patients better access to their pediatricians after hours and closer to home.

The HealthSpotSM station, a cutting-edge telehealth system developed by HealthSpotSM, connects patients to UH Rainbow pediatric experts seven days a week through a private, walk-in kiosk with high-definition videoconferencing and interactive digital medical devices.

The new UH Rainbow HealthSpotSM station is located in the E. 55th St. and Quincy Avenue neighborhood inside Friendly Inn Settlement House (2386 Unwin Road, Cleveland) and offers patients with minor ailments an alternative to an emergency room visit.

Children between the ages of three and 18, accompanied by a parent or guardian, can visit the UH Rainbow HealthSpotSM station weekdays from 5:30 - 11 p.m. and weekends from 1 - 11 p.m.

The UH Rainbow HealthSpotSM station is free for pediatric patients and is supported by a $12.7 million Healthcare Innovation Award to UH Rainbow from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, aimed at improving the delivery of health care to children in northeast Ohio while reducing costs.