Physical or well child appointments are made on the hour and half hour. These appointments are usually made well in advance and are given out in a first come, first served basis. We recommend making your next well child appointment as you are leaving each well child appointment. We try to work with your schedule as much as we possibly can.
Sick visits are made on the same day. We make it our policy that if you have a sick child that needs to be seen we will try and see them on the day that you call. Please understand that we are always going to be seeing every sick child that calls so the appointments will be made to fit into the existing schedule of that day at our earliest convenience. Please understand that we cannot see you on the same day if you wait until the end of our clinic day to call and make an appointment.
We will never see well child appointments on a walk-in basis. We would prefer you to make appointments for your sick children so we can control patient flow. If you do walk-in without an appointment we will see you, but it will be after we see the patients that have already made an appointment. The only time that walk-ins are not frowned upon is when you have a really sick kiddo and you get there right as we start to see patients.
Patients can be brought in by either parent or legal guardians. On your first visit you will be asked to fill out many papers, one of which is a page where you can list any people you want to give permission to bring your child to the doctor. In emergencies we can obtain verbal permission from a parent over the phone.
Please call us so we can cancel your appointment if you are not going to make it in to the office. If you have three missed appointments that you did not call and cancel you will be dismissed from our practice. If you are running more that twenty minutes late for a well child appointment we ask that you reschedule your appointment. If you are late for a sick visit we will still try and see you, but you will be worked into the schedule at a later time.