Hello Legacy Families! Just a quick note on our upcoming office visits and considerations around usage of urgent care facilities.
Our office will be closed or having reduced hours on:
Monday, Christmas Eve, 12/24/18 – Open 8am-noon
Tuesday, Christmas Day, 12/25/18 – CLOSED
Monday, New Year’s Eve, 12/31/18 – Open 8am-noon
Tuesday, New Year’s Day, 1/1/2019 – CLOSED
All other days surrounding the holidays listed will be our normal hours, including our Saturday urgent care hour from 9am-10am.
Urgent Care Visits
We have seen a steady increase in our families utilizing area urgent care centers over the past year. Please remember, we are open for first come/first served, walk-in sick visit appointments Monday thru Friday from 8am-9am and Saturdays from November thru May from 9am-10am. We also have same-day sick visit appointments available if you call during our office hours.
Please know that WE WANT TO SEE YOUR SICK KIDS! We are all working parents too and understand the convenience that an urgent care clinic offers, but truly, we know your child the best (next to you that is). We also see mis-diagnoses and inappropriate care in patients that have sought care at these centers, none of which offer access to pediatric specialists.
The majority of symptoms and illnesses that pop up after hours can be managed at home until the following morning. Some examples include fever management, cold symptoms, sore throats, headaches, seasonal allergies, or ear pain; look to our website for instructions on managing common illnesses. On the other hand, possible fractures, lacerations, head injury with loss of consciousness, trouble breathing, and severe abdominal pain require immediate care (ER or Urgent Care).
Thank you all for a wonderful year – it has been a joy to watch your children grow these past twelve months. We look forward to what 2019 will bring!
Your Legacy Pediatrics Family