General Information & Frequently Asked Questions

Well Child Care

Seeing children and parents at regular intervals is an important element in maintaining your child's health.

Evaluating growth and development, discussing safety, nutrition, behavior and answering age related questions are the functions of all well visits.

At this time we do not offer pre-natal consultations.

Schedule of visits

  • Hospital Newborn Exam
  • 3-5 days
  • 1-3 weeks of age if necessary
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 ½ years
  • Yearly visits ages 3-21 years

We encourage advance scheduling of well childcare visits.

For infants and toddlers please schedule your next check up at the end of your visit. Otherwise, we suggest you call 6-8 weeks ahead of the time you wish to be seen.

Sick Child Care

At this time we do not have walk-in hours.

We will see sick children on the same day whenever possible with appointments. Please call after 8:30 am to schedule an appointment. Appointments cannot be scheduled before the office opens at 8:30 am.

The appointment time for sick children is shorter than for the well child visits. However, if your child is already scheduled for a well child visit, but happens to be sick, we can still do the checkup. If you have additional sick siblings, please call ahead so that we can accommodate you.

After Hours Care

When our office is closed, the answering service will answer when you call our main number: 212 874-4500.

After hours calls are for PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES only. Please call with routine questions during regular office hours.

The service will reach the doctor or nurse practitioner on call who will return your call. Please let the service know if you have a TRUE PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY.

Have the phone number of your pharmacy handy and disable your caller ID block.

Please call with routine questions during regular office hours.

Weekend and Holiday Sick Appointments

A Westside Pediatrics provider is available to see your sick child on Saturday, Sunday and holiday mornings.

Hours of availability will vary depending upon the on-call physician's hospital responsibilities, but will generally be mid to late morning.

Should you need a sick appointment on a weekend or holiday, you must call the office between 9am and 10am on the day you wish to be seen. Our staff will be happy to schedule an appointment for you at that time. Please understand that we may not be able to accommodate calls for weekend appointments made after 10am and therefore, urge you to assess your child's needs early.

Please understand that we may not be able to accommodate calls made after 10am and therefore, urge you to assess your child's needs early.

We, of course, remain available by telephone 24 hours a day for urgent issues.