Regular Office Hours:
Office hours by appointment only.
Mon – Fri – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Sat – 8:30 am to 11:00 am (Roswell location only)
Our physicians are always available for emergencies after hours. If you need assistance for an urgent medical issue after hours, please call the regular office numbers. For non-urgent matters, please send us a non-urgent message or schedule an appointment via the portal.
Your call will be taken by our answering service and then triaged to either a nurse advisor or to one of our physicians. If the emergency or problem can not be resolved by the nurse, the physician on call will be notified to call you. Please deactivate anonymous call rejection on your home phone by dialing *87. If you don’t hear back from us in a reasonable time, please call again. We may charge a fee for after-hours calls that are not urgent.
The best places to go for after-hours medical care
We know children don’t always get sick at convenient times, and sometimes you need your children to be seen when our office is closed. Though your “medical home” is with us, good after-hours care is sometimes essential. Fortunately, you have reliable choices for quality after-hours pediatric care in the Atlanta area. If you’d like more-specific guidance, please give us a call. One of our pediatricians is always available for emergency phone consultations for patients in our practice.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Urgent Care Centers are in many neighborhoods. They can see any basic pediatric healthcare issue, and can also do x-rays and limited blood tests. Hours are usually 11 am-9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am – 9 pm on weekends (there are shorter hours on holidays.) Waits can sometimes be long, and many insurance plans have higher out-of-pocket expenses at urgent care centers than at our office. Click here to check wait times and to “hold a spot” in advance. CHOA urgent care centers do NOT do sedation for procedures or IV fluids.
The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emergency Departments at Scottish Rite and Egleston are open 24/7, 365 days a week, and are the best place for seriously ill children to be evaluated. They can handle anything, though waits can be long and visits to emergency departments can be very expensive for families.
There are many adult-oriented facilities that also offer to see children after hours, including clinics in drugs stores and adult urgent care centers. The providers working in these places are not pediatricians—they’re often not doctors at all—and may not have pediatric training or experience. We don’t think their care is up to the standards of a real pediatric facility, and we don’t encourage families to use them. Your children deserve better than a minute in a clinic.