TYPES OF APPOINTMENTS
Prenatal Consultation appointments are available by request. These are informal meetings with our physicians. This appointment offers the perfect opportunity to ask questions, meet our staff and experience the office atmosphere. We are pleased to offer this initial consultation appointment at no cost to you.
ROUTINE WELL CARE EXAMS
Routine appointments are available upon request and generally follow the recommended immunization schedule: newborn, 2-months, 4-months, 6-months, 9-months, 12-months. Toddlers return at 18-months and 2-years. Children age 3 and older are seen yearly. Interperiodic and sports physicals are also available in our health maintenance scheduling.
SAME DAY SICK APPOINTMENTS
Same day sick appointments are available to address acute illnesses. Same day sick appointments are made during office hours beginning at 8:30am Monday through Friday. We make every effort to schedule these visits with your primary physician; however, we have full confidence that any of our physicians or nurse practitioners will be able to appropriately address your child’s acute medical needs should your primary physician be unavailable at the time a sick visit is warranted. As part of our advanced care team we have a group of telephone triage nurses, including RN’s and LPN’s, who will help patient representatives assess the acuity of their child’s illness and offer appointment times as clinically indicated.
AFTER HOURS ACUTE CARE APPOINTMENT OPTIONS
Acute care appointments are available outside of regular business hours. Early morning acute care clinic – offered on a first come, first served basis from 7:30am – 8:30 am Monday – Friday. It is not necessary to call for an appointment during this time frame. EARLY WALK -IN CLINIC IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. After 8:30 am, “walk-in” patients are triaged by a nurse. Please note: there is an additional charge for this visit. Our telephone nurses will be available beginning at 4:00pm Monday – Friday to assist you with advice/coaching (via telephone) or for scheduling appointment times typically beginning at 5:00pm. Please note that the physician on call is responsible to determine when the office will close on a daily basis (based on patient need). Please note: there is an additional charge for this visit. On Saturday and Sunday our telephone triage nurse will be available at 8:30 am to assist you with advice/coaching (via telephone) or scheduling a sick visit appointment for the same day if warranted. The physician on call will determine when the office will close (based on patient need). Please note: there is an additional charge for this visit.
HOLIDAY APPOINTMENT OPTIONS
Holiday hours apply in accordance with weekend hours. A holiday schedule is typically observed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. The hours of operation on these holidays will be in accordance with Saturday / Sunday hours. Please note: there is an additional charge for this visit. Mountain Area Pediatric Associates, P.A. is closed on Christmas Day.
ASSISTANCE WHEN MOUNTAIN AREA PEDIATRICS IS CLOSED
Telephone nurse assistance is available any time our office is closed. Pediatric nurses are available via telephone to help with unexpected late evening or early morning urgent or emergent issues when our office is closed. One of our physicians is always on call and the triage service has direct access to them if needed.
OTHER APPOINTMENT TYPES
Appointment times are available to address issues that are not related to well care or acute care visits specifically. “Pre-scheduled” appointment times are available for hospital follow-ups, behavior consultations (ex. ADD/ADHD) or to address management of various chronic medical issues. We have a co-management relationship with outside behavior health facilities and can refer to behavior health professionals if needed. We are fortunate to have a well equipped laboratory that allows us to complete multiple diagnostic tests on site.