After Hours Care and Emergencies

(In case of an after-hours emergency, call the regular office number, (973) 279-2294. The answering service will have a Doctor call you back shortly to discuss your child’s problem.

If you have a sick child simply call the office and request the next available appointment. We do reserve time slots for sick children every day.

We request that you restrict after-hours calls to emergencies or significant illnesses. For example, call us with emergencies such as:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding, seizures
  • Acute injuries or poisonings
  • Fever in infants and children
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Urgent medical problems

When possible, call us before going to an emergency room. Your child’s problem might be better handled in our office with less expense and more convenience to you.

Prescriptions and Refills:
The staff of Just Kidz Pediatrics cannot phone in any prescription without the doctor ordering it. Prescription refills are not generally handled after hours. It is our general policy not to phone in antibiotic prescriptions. If your child is sick enough to require an antibiotic, he or she must be seen by the doctor first.