When your child is ill, call and a triage nurse will be available to help decide the best plan of action in regards to scheduling an appointment, as opposed to watchful waiting, treatment ideas or more emergent evaluation. We are usually able to get your child in to be seen on the same day that you call.
After Hours Coverage
After five pm, we utilize the Pediatric After Hours Triage program through Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, which staffs skilled pediatric nurses to take parent’s calls during all hours that we are not open. There is always a pediatrician from our call group available to the nurses to help with any issues you may face regarding your child.
In addition, on evenings and weekends we utilize the Peds Zone at Sacred Heart, which is a Pediatric Emergency Department. We also staff a Saturday clinic at Holy Family Hospital with our call colleagues during the school year. There is always a Pediatrician on call from our call group on weekends and evenings. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.
Patients typically receive the following immunizations at well child appointments. However, a nurse visit can also be scheduled to catch up on any missed vaccines.
2nd Hepatitis B
1st DTaP, 1st Polio IPV, 1st HIB, 1st Prevnar, Rotateq
2nd DTaP, 2nd Polio IPV, 2nd HIB, 2nd Prevnar, Rotateq, Hep B
3rd DTap, 3rd HIB, 3rd Hep B, 3rd Prevnar, Rotateq, 3rd Polio IPV
12 - 15 Months:
4th HIB, 4th Prevnar, 1st Chickenpox (Varicella), 1st Hep A, 3rd Polio IPV
4th DTaP, MMR, 2nd Hep A
(These can be given as soon as the child is 4 years of age. You will need them to apply for kindergarten the spring prior to starting school.)
5th DTaP, 4th Polio IPV, 2nd MMR, 2nd Chickenpox.
11 Years and Older:
DTap Booster (every 5 years)
Hepatitis A (2 shot series), if not previously completed
Gardasil (3 shot series)
Menactra (Meningococcal meningitis) - First at 11 or 12 years, and a second at 16 or older