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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Need local medical information? Now there’s an app for that.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children now has a smartphone app to help parents navigate the system.

Carolyn Jackson is the hospital’s CEO and says it puts a lot of information at your fingertips.

“It tells you emergency department wait time. We also have maps and directions. There is a list of frequently called hospital numbers, you can put in your health data, allergies, emergency contacts etc. There’s also a first aid guide, healthy library, and physician finder,” she said.

It’s a free download, and Jackson says it’s available for all phones expect Blackberrys, but they will be added soon.

You can download the app at http://www.stchristophershospital.com.

Reported by Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio 1060

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