Need an appointment? We can help.

If your child is due for an appointment, we now offer two online options for appointment scheduling requests:


Please submit a request to register on the patient portal if you don't already have an account.


Select this link to go directly to an online appointment request form. Complete the information on the form and one of our staff members will follow-up with you to confirm your requested appointment time. The link can also be copied and pasted to any web browser and does not require a separate log in and password.


Need a form filled out? Check out our forms page.

Our office staff is happy to answer questions you might have on these options.

Sick Visits & Urgent Appointments

At Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates, we are committed to getting your child into our offices as quickly as possible. Because we are a larger practice with extended hours, we have the ability to accommodate same-day sick visit appointment requests in all but the rarest occasions.

Call us for a Same Day Sick Appointment

When you decide you need to bring your child in for a sick visit, simply call the office and our staff will do their best to schedule you for the next available appointment. Occasionally, you may be asked to speak to a nurse about your child’s illness and then the nurse will schedule your child based on their symptoms. Some illnesses require a more extended visit, and therefore the nurses must gather some preliminary information to ensure that your provider has adequate time allotted in their schedule for your child’s visit.

Physician On Call- When to call?

  • Serious injury from a fall or other type of accident
  • Acting strangely or becoming more withdrawn and less alert
  • Trouble with breathing
  • Bleeding that does not stop
  • Skin or lips that look blue or purple (or gray for darker-skinned children)
  • Rhythmical jerking and loss of consciousness (a seizure)
  • Unconsciousness
  • Very loose or knocked-out teeth, or other major mouth or facial injuries
  • Increasing or severe persistent pain
  • Persistent pain in the right lower section of the abdomen
  • A cut or burn that is large or deep
  • A head injury involving loss of consciousness, confusion, a bad headache, or vomiting several times
  • Decreasing responsiveness when you talk to your child
  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees rectally in a child less than 2 months of age

We have a physician on call any time our offices are closed. 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 preceding list will help you make that decision.

Preventive Health Care Visits

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child visit his or her pediatrician or nurse practitioner for regularly scheduled checkups.

These checkups, usually called "well baby" or "well child" visits, give the pediatrician a chance to observe and assess your child's health and development. At Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates, we recommend the following schedule:

Before Your Baby Arrives

Our Expecting Parents page will allow you to get more acquainted with our practice. Then check out the Our Providers page so you can become more familiar with our excellent staff of doctors, nurse practitioners and counselors.

After Your Child Is Born

For healthy, full term infants, their first visit to the pediatrician or nurse practitioner should be 2-3 days after arriving home (for breast-fed babies) or when they are 2-4 days old (for all babies discharged from a hospital before 2 days of life), unless otherwise directed by the hospital physician.

For preterm infants or those with diagnosed medical conditions in the hospital, please follow the instructions of the hospital pediatrician for when you should schedule your first visit with us.

After your baby's initial checkup, you should schedule well child visits according to this schedule:

  • By 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2.5 years
  • Each year after through age 19

To see which immunizations we administer at which checkup, please visit our Immunization Schedule page.

Of course, we encourage you to call us any time your baby or child seems ill or whenever you are concerned about your child’s health or development.

Why Do I Need Well Child Visits?

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and change. We schedule well child visits most frequently when your child is developing most rapidly.

Each visit includes a complete physical examination. This will assess your baby or young child's growth and development and help identify problems early. Height, weight, and other important information is recorded and considered. Hearing, vision, and other tests will be a part of some visits. Such preventive care is important for raising healthy children.

Well child visits are also key times for communication. Our doctors or nurse practitioners will give you information about normal development, nutrition, sleep, safety, infectious diseases that are "going around," and other important information for your consideration.

For infants, we pay special attention to whether or not your baby has met normal developmental milestones. We record your child's height, weight and head circumference on a graph, which is kept with your child's chart.

Since well child visits are generally made when your child has no specific health issues, these visits are a great time for you to discuss your child's growth and development in general. You will find that you can make the most of these visits by writing down questions and concerns as you think of them before the visit and bring them with you.