All our office visits are by appointment only. We do not encourage “walk-in” visits as they will result in very prolonged waiting times. We reserve a large percentage of our appointment availability for same day acute care. Please understand that these must be filled giving priority to clinical importance first and to convenience second. We encourage you to call early starting at 8 am in order to improve your chances of obtaining an appointment. Should you need an excuse note for work/school, we will be happy to provide it for you.
During high volume times (Flu season, etc.) the schedule may fill early and there may not be an appointment available for a convenient time on that day.
If you were unable to get an in-office sick appointment for the same day a TeleVisit may be an alternative option. We encourage to call our office and speak to our telephone receptionist to inquire about televisits and telephone advice so that we can help you manage your child’s condition in the most appropriate way.
Hours of Operation
Office is Closed
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
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended schedule for health monitoring visits is as follows:
- Newborn visit
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 month
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 2 ½ years
- 1 visit per year from age 3 to 18
Because we have to make room for same day acute care the availability of well care visits will vary from 1-8 weeks depending on the age of the child. Please keep this in mind when booking an appointment.
THESE ARE SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS/PARENTS to follow with regards to office appointments:
- Every child must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian. If you would like to assign others to bring your child speak to a staff member and they will provide you with a form that needs to be completed
- Call at 8 am to schedule a same day appointment for acute/sick care
- Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to process necessary paperwork
- Important documents to bring to your appointment are: insurance card, immunization records, any forms that need to be filled out, hospital discharge summaries and list of current medications
If you will be unable to make it to your appointment on time we ask that you please call us in advance. This will allow us to give that appointment to someone else that may need an appointment. Our office policy is such that three or more consecutive missed appointments will constitute a pattern of non-compliance. At that point we will be unable to provide any more appointments for your child(ren) and he/she will be removed from our practice. We take your child’s care very seriously and expect you do the same. Please consider this when making an appointment for your child.
In order to provide comprehensive care to your child we need to have up to date information regarding your child’s history, insurance and demographic information. This information needs to be updated annually. To save time at the office, please click on the link below to download and print the forms. Please make sure to complete the forms entirely and return them to the office at your upcoming appointment.