When our office is closed after work hours, during weekends, and holidays, our patients can still reach us for urgent matters through our Emergency Answering Service. Should you need to urgently speak to a healthcare provider after hours, please call our main office number (631) 231-5070 and listen to the prompts to connect to the answering service. When connected please provide the phone operator with your child’s information, a call back number and reason for the call. The answering service will contact the on-call provider who will return your call as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that the answering service should be used only for urgent clinical matters that cannot wait until the next business day.
If you feel that your child has a life-threatening emergency (for example, he/she is unconscious, having a seizure, bleeding profusely, has severe difficulty breathing, has suffered severe burns or injuries, etc.), it is most appropriate to call 911 immediately instead of our emergency answering service.
Urgent Care Centers are an excellent alternative to the Emergency Room. They are used to treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but isn’t serious enough to warrant a visit to the hospital Emergency Room.
Urgent care centers can be used for non-emergency visits that cannot wait until the next day. If you need guidance in deciding whether your child’s condition can wait to the following day or warrants a visit to the urgent care center or Emergency Room, please call our answering service as above.
Below you will find a list of local Urgent Care Centers:
1130 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
1850 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706
603 E. Main St., Suite B, Bay Shore, NY 11706