From preventive screenings to diagnosing and treating illnesses, we make every effort to schedule appointments for your child as soon as possible. To help provide timely service to our patients, we prefer to schedule all visits. If you are late for an appointment, we will do our best to work you back into the schedule or offer you an appointment with another provider.
Occasionally, despite our best efforts, we may run late. We will keep you informed so you have the option to reschedule your appointment or be seen by another provider.
Patients who walk in with a non-emergency condition without an appointment will be worked into the existing schedule as best as possible, or they will be asked to return later in the day when the schedule allows.
TriageLogic, our after hours answering service, is available for your calls after hours. Call your clinic's main phone number and you will be put in touch with someone who can listen to your concerns. Please save routine questions (mild illness, appointments, prescription refills) for the morning. We encourage you to refer to our website first, when practical, before calling the doctor.
Sick Child Visits
We make every effort to schedule appointments for ill children on the day that you call us. Please call our clinics ahead of time so that we can minimize the time that you will spend waiting. If you have a medical emergency during clinic hours, we will do our best to see your child immediately or refer you to the appropriate facility.
If you would like us to see more than one child, please schedule an appointment for each child individually. Without an appointment, we may not be able to see a sibling right away, and you may be asked to wait.
Well Child Visit & Immunizations
Bringing your child in for regular checkups during the early and very important years of their life will help ensure they grow up healthy and happy.
Prevention – Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You can also ask your child's pediatrician about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.
Growth & Development – See how much your child has grown since your last visit and talk with your child's pediatrician about his or her development. You can discuss your child's milestones, social behaviors and learning.
Raising Concerns – Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child's pediatrician such as sleeping patterns, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your concerns with you and discuss them during your visit.
Team Approach – Regular visits create strong relationships that foster trust among pediatrician, parent and child. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends well-child visits as a way for pediatricians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child.
Contact one of our clinics for details on scheduling well-child visits.
Recommended Well-Child Visits:
And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.
From newborns up to 18 years of age, pediatric gastroenterologist Jason Ellison, MD treats children suffering from digestive system problems and liver conditions. As a dedicated physician, educator and support resource for parents, Dr. Ellison brings extensive experience in diagnosing and treating conditions unique to pediatric patients.
Dr. Ellison pictured working closely with his care team.
Should your child ever be hospitalized, Saint Alphonsus offers the expertise and commitment of a dedicated, multi-faceted team of specialists and caretakers trained in handling acute medical conditions in children and adolescents. With a highly-personalized approach and 24-hour availability, the board certified and board-eligible hospital-based pediatricians at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center collaborate closely with primary care providers to achieve excellence in patient outcomes. Combined with comprehensive hospital capabilities at the region’s only Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) designated facility for Level II Trauma, the pediatric providers at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center offer the highest quality care to the local pediatric population.