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Healthy Kids Pediatrics, Dr. Jill Garripoli, Peter P.J. Pimpinelli, Nutley NJ Pediatrician

Office Address

675 Franklin Ave.  Nutley, NJ 07110

(P) 844-437-5455

(F) 862-238-7454

(E) info@HealthyKidsNJ.com
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Please note that our office closes for lunch
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm each day.
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Dr. Jill Garripoli, Healthy Kids Pediatrics, NJ Pediatrician, NJ Top Doc, NJ Top Family Kids DocParticipating Insurances

IDA-Insurance Design Administrators

Aetna HMO

United Health Care/Oxford

Multiplan/PHCS/CHN

Horizon BCBS Managed Care

Qualcare

Emblem Health/GHI

Cigna

Magnacare

& Amerihealth

Please note that while we do accept most insurances, each insurance company has many plans and policies and it is possible that we do not participate with all plans offered.  Please check with your insurance company to make sure they find us on your particular plan.  This will save you the unnecessary headache of getting bills if we are out of network.  Thank you!

 

Dr. Jill Garripoli, Peter P.J. Pimpinelli, Healthy Kids Pediatrics, Nutley NJ PediatricianOpen House/Prenatal Class Info

Expecting? Congratulations! Come visit our office and learn how to prepare for your little bundle of joy! Once per month, we host an open house for moms and dads from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. We encourage those who are expecting, as well as their families who would like to transfer to our practice to attend.  The next Open House event will be on Saturday February 3, 2018.

 

 

Hospital Affiliate:

Healthy Kids Pediatrics is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

 

Please log in to CHADIS here and complete the questionnaire PRIOR to arriving for your next well visit.  Thank you. -HKP

CHADIS LOG IN for HKP

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F.Y.I

 

A few friendly reminders & updates from the Healthy Kids Team:

1) In order to maintain an on-time appointment schedule for our patients, you will be asked to reschedule if you arrive 15 minutes late for your visit.

2) Patients who miss their well visit appointment will incur a $60 fee if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not provided.

3) In an effort to accommodate everyone for their flu shots, the shots will be given by the HKP medical assistants. If you need to speak with either one of our medical practitioners, Dr. Jill or our Physician Assistant, P.J., please advise the staff prior to your appointment so that the appropriate amount of time may be scheduled.

4) To ensure availability, well visits can and should be scheduled up to 3 months in advance.

5) Visits with Dr. Jill and P.J. and are by appointment only. In order to serve our pre-scheduled patients, walk-ins can not be accommodated.

6) For URGENT after hours phone calls, call the HKP Hotline at 1-844-437-5455. For all other calls or non-urgent questions & concerns, please e-mail us, use the online portal, or call 1-844-437-5455 during regular office hours.

7) Saturday appointments are reserved for same-day sick visits. These appointments are scheduled by the next available time slot only.

8) Any email or portal message received after office hours will be responded to the next business day.

9) We ask that our patients refrain from tossing soiled diapers, half empty cups, and food directly into the garbage cans in our parking lot behind our building. These cans are not meant for daily loose trash.

10)  It is sometimes hard to know if your sick child needs to be seen right away or if it is ok to wait until the office reopens to come for a visit at our office where we know your child best. Most things can wait until morning and many times there is a benefit to waiting.  However, call us if you feel that your child’s illness is urgent and cannot wait. Please refer to our AFTER HOURS SYMPTOMS LIST below which includes general guidelines to help you decide what is urgent and what can wait.  Reasons to go directly to an emergency room include: serious cut, animal bite, sudden allergic reaction, broken bone, severe burn, severe asthma attack.
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 *You may click on the thumbnail to view the list or click on the link to download the PDF version.

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AFTER HOURS SYMPTOMS LIST

After Hours Symptoms List
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If you are wondering if you should call us or what to do before your next appointment, check out this list.

This information is not intended to replace the actual advice from Dr. Jill or P.J.

These are merely guidelines to help you in your decision-making process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Developmental Milestones

CDC Milestone Chart

Click here for the CDC’s online library of important developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years old. Use this library as an aid in completing the milestones checklist for your child’s age.  Dr. Jill and P.J. will be giving you a printout of the appropriate milestone chart at your next well visit.  To see these photos and videos with milestones checklists, go to www.cdc.gov/Milestones.

 

 

 

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Fever Chart:

Fever reducing medication should be used for temperatures above 101 degrees F. Temperature should be taken orally or rectally. Ear thermometers are not accurate. We prefer to have you use a rectal thermometer.  Start with Tylenol (Acetaminophen) every four (4) hours until temperature is less than 101 degrees F.  For higher temperatures (103-105 degrees F),   you can use Advil or Motrin (Ibuprofen) every six (6) hours if your child is over six months of age.

If the temperature is not coming down with Tylenol or Advil/Motrin, use both preparations as follows:

Start with Advil, 3 hours later add Tylenol, 3 hours later repeat Advil, 3 hours later repeat Tylenol (and alternate, etc).

A lukewarm bath may be used for any degree of fever. If your child is vomiting and not tolerating oral medication, use Tylenol rectal suppositories, called Feverall.

* Note: Tylenol, Advil, Motrin may be combined with any cough/cold medication, provided that there is no fever-reducing medication in it, such as Acetaminophen – which is Tylenol, or Ibuprofen – which is Advil or Motrin.

* Tylenol may be given one-half hour (30 minutes) before immunizations.
* Temperature >100.4 rectally in infants less than 8 weeks old should be reported immediately to the doctor before giving any fever reducing medication.
* Aspirin or aspirin containing products are not recommended for reducing fever

Fever Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¼ TSP = 1.25 ml

½ TSP = 2.5 ml

¾ TSP = 3.75 ml

1 TSP =  5 ml

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