After Hours

South Philadelphia Pediatrics has convenient daytime and evening office hours .  Please call us during these hours to make an appointment .   

We also offer Saturday morning appointments for sick visits from 9am-12pm.  These appointments are for quick, acute problems such as cough, ear pain, rashes, etc.  Check ups, follow up visits, and chronic problems can be scheduled during our convenient weekday hours.  If you think your child needs an appointment on a Saturday morning, please call the office BEFORE 10am and leave a message.  We will return your call and schedule an appointment.  Please do not leave a message on the emergency line for an appointment. We do not accept walk-ins.  

We are available for urgent matters at any time. 

When you call us after hours a physician calls you back!  Please keep in mind that our physicians are taking call from home.  We don’t use call centers or intermediaries to screen calls. At any time, if your child is experiencing a life threatening medical problem, call 911.  Please see our emergencies page for some tips on what is an emergency.

After hours, if you have an urgent question or concern, call the office and you will be prompted to leave a message.  If you need help deciding if you should go to the emergency room please choose the emergency mailbox and you will receive a call back within 15 minutes.  For all other urgent questions that cannot wait until the office reopens, please choose the urgent mailbox.  This mailbox is monitored daily until 10 pm and you will receive a call back within 2 hours.

For either mailbox, please follow these simple steps:

  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Leave your name and your child’s name
  • Give your phone number and repeat it a second time
  • Disable any privacy blocks that may be on your phone line. 
Our website has abundant information regarding common childhood illnesses and medication dosing .  You can also visit our Patient Portal to look up information about your child, request refills of medication, and ask routine, non-urgent questions.  Questions via the Patient Portal will receive a response in 2-3 business days.