Please call for well visits and non-urgent advice during regular office hours. Patient care and emergencies take priority over non-urgent phone calls but we make every effort to return your phone call as soon as possible. If you are calling from work, please give us both your work and your home phone number. If a parent of a child has a different surname from the child or uses a different name professionally at work please let us know. Please give us the phone number for your pharmacy for any medication related issue. We are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the presence of a true life-threatening emergency your child should be brought to the nearest available hospital.
After office hours, please call us at (631) 698-0600 to talk to our answering service. They will ask you some basic questions to determine the seriousness of your child’s complaint. Depending on the nature of the problem, between the hours of 7pm and 7am your call will be answered either by the pediatrician or the pediatric nurse practitioner.
When possible, please call us before taking your child to an emergency room or urgent care center. We may be able to handle the problem in our office or we can communicate with the emergency doctors so that your child gets the best possible care.