PM Pediatrics

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When should I come to PM Pediatrics?

PM Pediatrics is designed to complement a patient’s primary care physician. We offer a convenient and comfortable pediatric urgent care alternative to the Emergency Room for patients who need to be seen when their pediatrician is unavailable, or for services that their physician may not provide. You should come to PM Pediatrics when your child needs after-hours urgent care.

Monday through Saturday: noon – midnight; Sunday and select holidays 10 a.m. – midnight.

Holmdel & North Brunswick offices only: Monday through Friday: 4 p.m. – midnight; weekends/holidays noon – midnight.

What services do you provide?

PM Pediatrics offers a full spectrum of after-hours urgent care and has the ability to diagnose and treat all but the most critical cases. We can diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Wounds that require stitches.
  • Broken bones, sprains, and other minor trauma.
  • Fever.
  • Specific and nonspecific complaints of pain.
  • Ear infections.
  • Asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
  • Vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Chronic health issues with acute exacerbations.
  • Dehydration requiring intravenous fluids.
  • Procedures requiring sedation.
What age patients do you see at PM Pediatrics?

We see children and young adults from newborns to college-age patients.

Does PM Pediatrics accept insurance?

We accept most insurances. For an updated list of plans we accept, click here. If your insurance carrier is listed, you will be responsible for your copayment, coinsurance, and any deductible required by your carrier.

What if I don’t have insurance or my insurance is not accepted at PM Pediatrics?

For those patients who are out-of-network or do not have insurance coverage, PM Pediatrics has a very simple and affordable payment policy based on the level of care required. Please call us for further details.

Do I need an appointment at PM Pediatrics?

No appointment is necessary. All patients are seen on a walk-in basis in the order in which they arrive.

How long will my child wait to see a doctor at PM Pediatrics?

Our priority is to get every patient seen as quickly as possible. While wait times do vary, our average wait time is approximately 20 minutes.

How long will my visit take?

The length of your visit will depend on whether tests, X-rays, or procedures are being performed. Most patients are in our office for less than an hour.

What hours are you open?

We are open 365-days a year, including all holidays. All locations have the following hours except our Holmdel & North Brunswick offices:

  • Monday through Saturday: noon – midnight.
  • Sunday and select holidays: 10 a.m. – midnight.

Holmdel & North Brunswick hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 4 p.m. – midnight.
  • Saturday/Sunday/holidays: noon – midnight.
If we have a pediatrician, can PM Pediatrics still treat us?

Yes. PM Pediatrics is designed to complement a patient’s primary care physician. We offer a convenient and comfortable pediatric urgent care alternative to the Emergency Room for patients who need to be seen when their pediatrician is unavailable, or for services that their pediatrician may not provide, including X-rays and lab tests.

Do I need a referral from my doctor’s office?

Because we are a pediatric urgent care practice, no referral is necessary to be seen at PM Pediatrics. However, if your insurance is not listed under our accepted insurance plans, please contact your insurance carrier to verify eligibility and what is required for you to be seen at PM Pediatrics.

Will my pediatrician know about this visit?

We view our relationship with primary care physicians as a partnership, working to provide the best care possible. To that end, PM Pediatrics:

  • Sends an electronic copy of the patient’s medical records, discharge instructions and any other pertinent information to the primary care physician.
  • Instructs the patient to follow up with their primary care physician.
Do you perform vaccinations or well-child checkups?

No, we do not offer wellness visits, physicals, school checkups or immunizations. These are services performed by your primary care physician, and PM Pediatrics believes that every child should have a primary care physician.

How is PM Pediatrics different from other urgent care practices?

PM Pediatrics is different from “traditional” urgent care practices in the following ways:

  • We focus solely on the care and treatment of children and young adults, from birth through college age.
  • We believe children and young adults should have a medical home and provide pediatric after-hours urgent care during convenient hours when their primary physician is unavailable or for services that their pediatrician may not provide.
What if I need to contact PM Pediatrics before noon?

The corporate offices for PM Pediatrics are open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The members of our corporate staff are available to answer any nonclinical questions you may have and can be reached at 516.869.0650.

Is PM Pediatrics affiliated with any hospital or group?

PM Pediatrics is a privately owned company and is not affiliated with any hospital or any other medical practice. However, we maintain close relationships with both physician groups and local-area hospitals to help ensure the best continuity of care. In addition to faxing the entire record, our medical staff will communicate directly with a patient’s primary care doctor or specialist on the sicker or more complicated patients. We also have the ability to arrange ambulance transfers for the rare patient who may require transport from our practice.