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Children's Health Service Urgent Care

After Hours Urgent Care

Director: Manuela Murray MD

"Because kids don't get sick on a schedule"

Pediatric Urgent and Emergent care provides a caring environment for children and their families. There is always a board-certified pediatrician on-site to address any child's urgent health care needs. We practice evidence-based medicine to provide outstanding and compassionate care to our patients, exceptional instruction to our learners, and growing access to our community. We utilize our resources conscientiously and strive to create an atmosphere of growth and soul-nurturing for our team. 

  • We are a group of Pediatric Emergency Medicine doctors who have trained at children’s hospitals throughout Texas and the nation.
  • We understand the unique needs of your child and we are experts in the care of sick and injured children.
  • We provide 24-hour seven days a week emergency care for children of all ages.
  • Our physicians work alongside trained emergency nurses all with experience working with children.
  • Through our emergency service, you will have access to a full array of Pediatric surgeons and specialists.
  • Should your child need admission into the hospital, we work hand in hand with Pediatric Hospitalists who staff the 15-bed Pediatric inpatient unit. 
  • After and extended hours pediatric urgent care clinics in Galveston
  • Radiology services and
  • On-site testing available.

Seek Urgent Care for the following:
  • Abdominal pain - mild
  • Allergic reactions - mild to moderate
  • Asthma attacks - mild to moderate
  • Colds, coughs & flu
  • Dehydration or heat exhaustion
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Fever*
  • Minor burns
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Minor fractures
  • Scrapes, minor cuts and bruises
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin infections and rashes
  • Sore throat
  • Sports injuries, falls, sprains & strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting & diarrhea


A Murray, Manuela

Manuela Murray MD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations,
Director Pedi Ambulatory Operations,
Associate Director General Academic Pediatrics

Blakley, Ann

Ann Blakley MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor

Rao, Anita MD

Anita Rao MD
Assistant Professor

Royer, Natalie MD

Natalie Royer MD
Assistant Professor

Saunders, Andrea MD

Andrea Saunders MD

Assistant Professor

Smith-Phillips, Melissa MD

Melissa Smith-Phillips MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Clerkship Director
Pedi ACS, Co-Director

Thomas, Anju MD

Anju Thomas MD
Assistant Professor

X Yang, Zhibo MD

Zhibo Yang, MD

Assistant Professor

Y Johnstone, Leslie PA-C

Leslie Johnstone MPAS, PA-C 

Pediatric Specialist

Y Rash, Jessica L PA-C

Jessica Rash APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Specialist

Y Windsor, Grace

Grace Windsor MSN, FNP-C 

Pediatric Specialist

ZZ Lassetter, Courtney

Courtney Lassetter
Administrative Associate


  • Pediatric Primary Care and Urgent Care Clinic, Galveston Island West

    Hours subject to change during COVID-19 Surges. Call to confirm.

    Located at 6416 Broadway, take the 61st street exit, located on the north side. 
    Phone: (409) 744-2240 or (888) 886-2543
    Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

    Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi West. This location offers both Primary Care and Urgent Care Clinics. We provide services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.

    Primary Care Clinic
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. 

    Urgent Care Clinic Hours - 

    Radiology and Point of Care testing available
    Pediatrician always on site

    Weekday Hours: By Appointment only: Monday: 8am - 3pm AND Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1pm - 3pm AND Friday 9am - 3pm 
    Weekday Walk-in Hours: 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
    Weekend Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Most Holidays: 12 noon - 8 p.m.

    In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for:

    • ADD/ADHD
    • Developmental Assessments
    • Childhood Infections
    • Obesity
    • School Problems

    We also offer:

    • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
    • Studies of new vaccines
    • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
    • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
    • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
    • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
    • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy