When to Call the Physician on Call

Often when our physicians are on-call for medical emergencies they hear from parents who say they are not sure whether they should have called or waited until the office opens. We want to take excellent care of your kids. So when a true emergency does arise, we want to be available to you. You can help us do that by knowing when to call the doctor for an after-hours emergency and when to seek treatment during normal office hours.

If you think your child is experiencing an emergency or you are uncertain, please call. If it is not an emergency, we kindly ask that you allow the physician to remain available for children who need the doctor's immediate attention. The following list will help you make that decision.