Appointments

We recommend routine well child visits at 5 days, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and yearly after 2 years. We also see children for acute illnesses and consultations about long-standing issues. Please call our office to schedule appointments.

Patients are seen in our office by appointment only. If your child is acutely ill or has an urgent injury, he or she can usually be seen the same day. Appointments for less urgent visits will be made based on availability.

Appointments for well child exams must be made in advance, as we have a limited number of slots available for these exams each day. It is a good idea to call well in advance for these appointments in order to get a time and day convenient for you.

Our phones are open for making appointments from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. We urge you to call for an appointment as early in the day as possible. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 650-574-2774.

We do not offer walk-in appointments. Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you can be checked in and your information can be updated before your child is seen.

CANCELLATIONS: As a courtesy to other patients, if you must cancel an appointment, please call us as soon as possible. Well child exams or consultations cancelled less than 24 hours before appointment time may result in a charge that is not covered by your insurance.



Prenatal Visits
Foster City Pediatrics welcomes expectant parents to visit our office and meet our physicians. Prenatal visits with our physicians are free of charge. These visits are typically scheduled during our lunch break between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Please call our office at 650-574-2774 if you would like to schedule an appointment.



Prescriptions

PRESCRIPTION REFILLS: Please call your pharmacy with any refill requests. Your pharmacy will contact us for authorization of the refill. Please allow 24 hours for your request to be processed. Unless urgent, refill requests should not be left with the answering service after hours or on weekends. It is difficult for the on call physician to order medications if the patient's chart is unavailable.



Immunizations

Immunizations protect your child against several serious, life-threatening diseases. Your child should have shots according to the following schedule. If your child's shots are not up-to-date, call your health care provider's office for an appointment.

Routine Immunization Schedule for Infants and Children

Age of Child Immunization
birth to 2 weeks
1 month
2 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
6 months to 18 years
12 months
15 months
18 months
4 to 6 years
11 to 12 years
16 years
Hep B
Hep B
DTaP, IPV, Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
DTaP, IPV, Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
DTaP, Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
Hep B
Influenza (yearly)
Hep A, PCV
MMR, Var
DTaP, IPV, Hib, Hep A
DTaP, IPV, MMR, Var
Tdap, MCV4, HPV
MCV4


For more information about vaccines and preventable diseases, please refer to the websites below.

Vaccine Information
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm
http://www.vaccineinformation.org
http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_english.asp



Reasons Not to Vaccinate

Unwarranted Reasons Not to Vaccinate



Phone Advice During and After Hours

Our doctors provide phone advice to their patients throughout the business day by calling their patients back. We make every effort to return telephone calls as soon as possible. The doctors will help you determine whether your child needs to be seen immediately or whether you can treat your child at home. If there is an urgent matter, please let our receptionist know so that we may better assist you. For long-standing problems, such as bedwetting or behavioral problems, please schedule an appointment for a thorough consultation.



Night and Weekend Calls

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

After business hours, the doctors' answering service can be reached by calling our regular office number, 650-574-2774. The answering service can also be reached by calling 1-877-271-6520.

They will help you determine whether your child needs to be seen immediately, whether you can wait until the next morning, or whether you can treat your child at home. If your child needs to be seen after our office is closed, our answering service can direct you to the After Hour Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic or the Emergency Room. A pediatrician is always available on call.

After Hour Pediatrics Urgent Care Clinic
210 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA
(650) 579-6581
http://www.afterhourpeds.net/

Peninsula Medical Center (Emergency Department)
1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA
(650) 696-5446
http://mills-peninsula.org/behavioralhealth/emergency.html