After Hours Care
Please call the office before going to a local Emergency Room unless it is a true emergency – severe asthma exacerbation, severe allergic reaction, serious injury with extensive bleeding, etc .
Our nurses and physicians are available to answer your questions and advise you in caring for your sick child. Many common pediatric concerns such as ear pain, sore throat or fever can be discussed and treated symptomatically until the office reopens for normal business hours. We hope to help avoid a lengthy ER visit, expensive ER copay, high deductible payment, and treatment by a physician who is unfamiliar with your child and his/her medical issues.
If you need to reach us for an urgent matter after hours, please call the main number for either office. The answering service will either contact a triage nurse to help you or contact the doctor on call. If you have not received a call back within 30 minutes, please call the answering service again and inform them that you have not yet received a response to your call. Don't forget to remove Anonymous Caller Rejection, if you have it, by dialing *87.