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
- 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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