How to Make an Appointment – Pediatrics
It is important that you notify your insurance company that you have a new physician before you come for your appointment. Their phone number should be on the back of your insurance card.
We should also have access to your previous medical records from your former physician. We will be glad to help you obtain these records.
We see children by appointment. Well-baby or well-child exams need to be scheduled 2 to 3 months in advance. Sick visits are always available the same day if the problem is urgent, but we do ask you to call the office at 1-415-383-3500 to make the appointment. To be able to see patients with appointments in a timely fashion, we will ask that all walk-in patients (those without appointments) wait until all other patients currently in the office have been seen, unless there is a genuine emergency. We do attempt to keep waiting times at a minimum, though sometimes emergencies or complicated problems require extra time.
We usually see newborns for checkups once within the first week, then again several weeks later, then at 2,4,6,9,12,15,18, and 24 months. After that we schedule yearly checkups until age 5, then every 1 to 2 years thereafter.
We do not recommend that our patients use community urgent care locations and most insurance plans will not cover a visit to urgent care for pediatric patients. The After Hours Clinic is always staffed by a pediatrician and always covered by your insurance plan.