AFTER HOURS

Emergency

IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL  911.

 

POISON CONTROL  1-800-222-1222.

 

Things that are considered an emergency include:

 

  • a serious accident or injury

  • poisoning

  • bleeding that cannot be stopped

  • unconsciousness,

  • severe breathing difficulties

  • convulsions,

  • sharp abdominal pain lasting more than 2 hours

  • black or bloody bowel movements

  • severe diarrhea in an infant

  • fever of 100.4ºF or higher taken rectally in an infant under three months of age.

 

If your child has overdosed on a medication, ingested or been exposed to a caustic substance or chemical, and you are unsure if you should go to the ER, please call poison control.

 

ROUTINE QUESTIONS

For routine questions on the care of your child, including fever, ear pain, and  etc.

 

Please visit HEALTHYCHILDREN.ORG

 

If you have an urgent need to speak to a provider, call our main number 512-894-3737 and you will be directed how to leave a message for the after hours provider. 

 

When leaving a message please leave the following information:  Your child's name, your name, phone number, and basic concerns

 

Please note that AFTER HOURS CALLS may be subject to an after hours fee.

 

See suggestions for after hours calls below.

URGENT AFTER HOURS CALLS
Suggestions for AFTER HOURS calls

 

Some suggestions to help determine when to use our urgent phone service

 

  • Please call during regular office hours to make appointments and ask routine questions (e.g. feeding questions, diaper rash creams). The doctors on call cannot make appointments for the following day.

 

  • If you feel uncomfortable managing your child's illness through the night, we expect to hear from you.

 

  • Please take your child's temperature before calling for advise. If your child is under 3 months of age, please take the temperature rectally.

 

  • If possible, try not to leave your phone after paging the doctor.

 

  • Please deactivate anonymous call blocking if you are awaiting a doctor call after hours.

 

  • Although we do not routinely call out antibiotics over the phone, please have a pharmacy phone number ready should we need to call in other types of medications. Be sure the pharmacy is open at the hour that you are calling.

Dripping Springs Pediatrics

ph: 512-894-3737
fax: 512-894-3738

Monday -  Friday     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch     12-1 pm
Saturday                   Closed
Sunday                      Closed

 

After hours contact available