Extended Hours Available
24/7 Access to Care With Weekend and Evening Sick Calls for Your Convenience
At Children’s Health Care in Newburyport and Haverhill, we are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff is available from 8am to 8pm on weekdays to book appointments, answer questions regarding most minor illnesses, and provide guidance on when a child should be seen in the office.
Our triage nurses are very adept at answering most questions that parents have. For more complex problems, or when one wishes to speak directly to a doctor or nurse practitioner, a message will be left for them to return your call in a timely manner.
Our location on the Lower Level of our Newburyport office offers sick visit appointments on weekends, holidays, and into the evening hours throughout the week.
For continuity of care, we encourage patients to make an appointment during regular office hours so your child can see their regular provider whenever possible. This will also reduce your wait time and help reserve sick call for urgent visits only.
Walk-In Sick Care
No appointment is necessary during morning sick call. This time, however, is reserved for your child’s new or sudden illness and is not intended for visits that would otherwise benefit from a longer scheduled appointment.
For continuity of care, we encourage patients to make an appointment during regular office hours. This will also reduce your wait time and help reserve sick call for urgent visits only.
After-Hours & Urgent Care
Outside of our normal office hours, a CHC provider is always on call to respond to emergencies and answer urgent questions. If you need to speak to the on-call provider, please call (978) 465-7121.
As the provider you speak with may not have access to your child’s medical file, please be prepared with pertinent information, including all medications your child is taking. Thank you for not using this service for routine questions and non-emergencies.
In the event of a perceived life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or take your child directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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