A pediatrician is on call each evening, weekend, and holiday (24/7).
We rotate this responsibility among our pediatricians in the area.
Call your pediatrician’s office.
When you call the office of your child’s pediatrician, your call will either be routed directly to the pediatrician’s office who is on-call or you will hear a recorded message giving you the number to call to reach the after-hours pediatrician.
Someone will assess whether your child should be seen by a doctor.
If your need is urgent, the pediatrician on call may come in to see your child in the office of the pediatrician on call. This service can help you avoid the higher costs of emergency room care and assure that your child is seen by a qualified pediatrician.
There is an After Hours fee.
If the physician decides to see you in the office After Hours, the cost of After Hours Care is the usual office charge plus whatever after hour charge your insurance plan may require. Please bring your current insurance information and cards with you.
After Hours is for urgent care.
Because our regular office staff is not available after hours, calls about routine appointments, billing questions, prescription refills and NON-ACUTE (NONEMERGENCY) problems should be reserved for our regular office hours.
Consult “Is Your Child Sick?”
If you have questions about whether your child should be seen, please consult “Is Your Child Sick?” But, please do not hesitate to call. We are here to answer your questions.
We must see your child to give a prescription.
In the best interest of your child, we prefer not to call prescriptions to pharmacies without first examining the patient.
We hope this service is helpful to you and encourage any suggestions you may have to improve our service to you.