Beginning Monday July 15, 2013, your doctors at Smithtown Pediatric Group will be now also be offering evening walk-in hours Monday - Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 pm. These are in addition to our already popular morning walk-in hours which will continue to be available Monday – Saturday 7:30 – 10:00 am. No phone call or appointment is needed--all you need to do is walk-in! You will no longer have a hard time getting an appointment in the morning for your child who wakes up screaming at 2 AM with an earache, or in the evening after work. The following guidelines will help you determine if the walk-in hours apply to your child's problem.
-Morning walk-in hours will be from 7:30 am to 10 am Monday through Saturday. Evening walk-in hours will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Monday through Thursday.
-Walk-in hours are for acute problems only. These include such things as sore throat, ear pain, minor injuries, fever and acute asthma for example.
-More complex and/or longer term issues such as chronic headaches, recurrent abdominal pain, or visits to follow-up on a problem which has already been seen in the office still require a prior appointment and will not be seen during walk-in hours. If you arrive during walk-in hours for evaluation of such a problem our staff will gladly help you set up a timely appointment.
- As always we will also be offering scheduled sick appointments with the doctor of your choice based on availability on Monday through Saturday. These appointments are available both for problems not appropriate for walk-in hours as well as for those families who prefer to choose a specific doctor/time for their appointment. These appointments require an advance phone call and are made on a same day basis.
- We are happy to see more than one sick child if you sign them both in when you arrive. If you decide after sign in that you want another child seen, you will be asked to sign in again at the end of the existing list unless it is too late to do so. In that case you will be asked to make an appointment.
- Walk-in hours are on a first-come, first-served basis. The only exception to this policy is if the walk-in physician determines a child to be so acutely ill that they need immediate attention.
- Sign in sheets will be removed promptly at 10 am for morning walk-in Monday through Saturday and removed at 8 pm for evening walk-in Monday through Thursday. Any patient who arrives after that time will be asked to make an appointment during scheduled hours. We are unable to make any exceptions to this policy.
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