Emergencies & After Hours Care
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
If you need advice for the care of your child or if you believe your child needs urgent care after office hours, please call 770-394-2358 or 770-664-9299. Our answering service will take a message and an advice line nurse will promptly return your call. The nurse will notify the on-call physician of any emergencies.
If you do not receive a call back within 20 minutes, please call again. If you have caller I.D. and call block, please deactivate it by pressing *87 when awaiting a return call from our office, answering service, or physician on call. This will expedite your receiving a call back. You can reactivate it by pressing *77 after you have heard back from us.
Patients who must be seen after hours for emergency care are generally seen at Children's Healthcare at Scottish Rite.
We urge you to contact our office
prior to taking your child to an "Urgent Care" facility. Choosing the wrong facility may mean that your child will need to be referred to another center for further testing or care. This will increase your costs and delay the proper treatment of your child. If you are a part of a managed care plan and do not receive authorization from us prior to your visit, your insurance
may not pay for this treatment.
We are on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.