Contact and HoursPhone:
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Nurse Triage Hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm; after hours call Acute Care 203-432-0123
When making routine well-child appointments, you are free to choose an individual physician or nurse practitioner as your child’s primary care provider. If you have no preference, your child will be automatically assigned to one of our clinicians.
We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended visit schedule for well-child care. Newborns are typically seen 1–3 days after hospital discharge, and then again at 2 weeks old. Subsequent appointments occur at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 months old. We then recommend yearly visits through adolescence. Additional visits may be necessary if any special needs arise.
We encourage you to schedule routine visits as far in advance as possible.
Advice and Sick Visits
Our pediatric triage team is available by phone Monday through Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm. If you have a concern about an illness or injury, please call our office during that time so that we can discuss your child’s symptoms. Our specially trained triage nurses work closely with our clinicians to help decide whether your child needs to be seen in the office that day, less urgently on another day, or if the problem can be solved with simple steps at home.
If your child has an urgent issue weekdays after 5:00 pm, weekends or holidays, please call Acute Care at 203-432-0123. The Acute Care staff will contact the on-call pediatrician if necessary. A pediatric provider is available in Acute Care to see patients with acute problems from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.
We provide a daycare or school form at every well-child visit beginning at 18 months. We encourage you to make copies, as you may need several of them throughout the year. If other health forms are required, please drop them off in Pediatrics once all your personal information has been completed. We make every effort to complete these within one week.
Adherence to the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine schedule is a fundamental part of pediatric preventative care. Unless there is a specific medical contraindication, it is important that this schedule be followed. Altering the conventional immunization schedule will unnecessarily increase your child’s risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases and is strongly discouraged. Information about Pediatric vaccines.
Any questions about specific vaccines can be discussed with your provider during well-child visits.
Cheryl Carden, RN
Cris Donovan, RN, IBCLC
Susan Dougherty, LPN
Kathy Scholz, RN
Susan Surdykowski, RN
Donna Goldsmith, RN
Janelle Jones, RN