Please call 911 if there is a life threatening emergency.
What to Do if Your Child Needs Immediate Care
24 hours per day, your first call for urgent matters should be to our office at 703.344.7330. With access to your child's health history and a knowledge of his or her needs, the staff from Einstein Pediatrics can give you advice over the phone to guide your next steps.
Our after hours line is intended for urgent or emergency situations. These calls incur a $20 fee to provide full staffing at all hours. A nurse will be the first person families speak to. In most situations he or she will be able to answer clinical questions. When necessary calls will be forwarded to one of our on call providers. Questions about infant care, feeding, medication refills and other non urgent matters should be sent to the patient portal or called in during our regular business hours for no fee.
Those next steps could include:
- a same-day or next-day appointment in the office;
- a referral to a specialist;
- a visit to an urgent care facility or;
- if it is a more serious emergency, a visit to the emergency department.