Sick Visits and Calls

If your child is sick, injured or if you have any other concerns, please call the office. Same day appointments are available Monday through Friday at both offices; please call early in the day so that we can do our best to accommodate your child the same day.

If you have a question or are not sure if your child needs a sick visit, our registered nurses can assist you with phone advice, and if needed may call you back with physician advice.

COVID-19 Saturday information: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, First State Pediatrics suspended in-person Saturday AM office hours (9am-12noon) to limit potential exposure to illness in the office. Instead the on-call physician is available over Telemedicine for Saturday AM office hours. You can call the after hours nurse line to schedule an appointment for a Telemedicine Saturday AM encounter with the on-call doctor.

These telemedicine appointments are available for remote assessment of any urgent concerns, including but not limited to: fever, rash, skin infections, pink-eye, seasonal allergies, ear ache, sore throat and cough/cold. There are of course limitations to these remote encounters and sometimes a follow up in the office on the next business day, or emergency referral, is warranted. Surprisingly we have found that a number of conditions can be managed remotely since starting this service in the Spring. The remote connection is easy. You will need a laptop, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone to participate.