Pediatric & Adolescent Care of Silver Spring
Saturday and Sunday Hours
Urgent sick visits available (see section below on how to schedule – Weekend/Holiday Urgent Sick Visits)
Evening and Weekend Urgent On-Call Assistance
When our office is closed, if you have an urgent medical problem that you need assistance with, call our office at 301.681.6730 and press option “1”. Please be ready to provide your child’s name, date of birth, and a return phone number. You will receive a return phone call as soon as possible within 30 minutes. Make sure your phone is on and accessible to receive your return call.
Weekend/Holiday Urgent Sick Visits
Weekend visits can be arranged for urgently sick children. On weekends and holidays, the best time to call the doctor is between 8:00 am and 9:00 am to discuss the best way of obtaining care for your child. The doctor on call is reached by calling 301.681.6730 and pressing “1,” then leaving a message.
No Show/Late Cancellation Policy
We require a minimum of 24 hour notice for any well visit cancellations and a minimum of 2 hour notice for any sick visit cancellations.
A $25 charge will be applied for any appointment with less than 2 hour notice or “No Show”.
Telephone Advice and Assistance
Telephone assistance is available during our office hours. Call 301.681.6730. Our experienced pediatric nurses are available throughout the day for medical advice. For non-urgent questions, messages may be left for a doctor or nurse practitioner to return your call.
Prescription refills may be requested through the patient portal. If you have not yet signed up for the patient portal, please contact our office. Refills may also be requested by calling our office and leaving a message on our prescription refill voicemail. Please have available all information regarding the medication including dosage and pharmacy address or phone number. Allow two business days for prescription refills. More urgent requests can be handled by calling 301.681.6730 and asking to speak to a nurse.
The office will be closed on the following days: New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
For life-threatening emergencies, call “911” or proceed to the nearest emergency department.