675 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110
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United Health Care/Oxford
Horizon BCBS Managed Care
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!
Open 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 have questions, would like to tour the office, and would like to join our practice to attend. The next Open House event will be on Saturday September 8, 2018.
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
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 more than 10 minutes late for your visit. *Please see #2.
2) Patients who fail to show up for their confirmed well visit appointment will be charged a $100 fee if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not provided. Patients who fail to show up for a pre-scheduled sick visit appointment will be charged a $25 fee if 24 hours notice of cancellation is not provided.
3) Outstanding balances and payments can be made here on the Healthy Kids website by visiting the “Forms and Payments” page.
https://www.healthykidsnj.com/forms/ *Please note that we are unable to accept payments via the patient portal.
4) 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.
5) To ensure availability, daytime well visits can and should be scheduled up to 3 months in advance and well visits after 4 pm can and should be scheduled up to 4-6 months in advance.
6) 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.
7) 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.
8) Saturday appointments are reserved for same-day sick visits. These appointments are scheduled by the next available time slot only.
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 (link below) or our Healthy Kids Q&A with Dr. Jill and P.J. video series page 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.
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.
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.
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. 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
¼ TSP = 1.25 ml
½ TSP = 2.5 ml
¾ TSP = 3.75 ml
1 TSP = 5 ml