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Calling After Hours

Children's Physicians offices offer an after-hours answering service to address urgent parental questions and concerns. While this service is available to answer your questions and concerns, it should only be used for urgent medical situations. Non-urgent calls should be made during your pediatrician's regular office hours. Examples of non-urgent calls include:

  • Requests for prescription refills.
  • Dosing schedules for over-the-counter cold and cough preparations.
  • Dosing schedules for Tylenol and Motrin.
  • Discussing your child's health problem that is chronic and not urgent in nature.
  • General feeding questions.
  • Behavioral problems.

Remember, your pediatrician knows your child best and can provide individualized advice about your child's routine and non-urgent  problems. If your child is experiencing an emergency, however, take him to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

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