After Hours

Check Your Childs Symptoms

Regular PAL Office Hours:

Office hours visits are by appointment only.

Mon – Fri – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Most Saturdays – 8:00 am to 11:00 am

After Hours

PAL physicians are always available for emergencies after hours. If you need assistance after hours, please call our office number to contact the on call provider.

For poisoning call (800) 222-1222

The best places to go for after-hours medical care

Children don’t always get sick at convenient times, and sometimes your children need to be seen when PAL is closed. Though your child’s “medical home” is with us, good after-hours care is sometimes essential. There are reliable choices for quality after-hours pediatric care in our area.

Emergency Care Options

It is best to go to the ER for the following: Asthma Attack (trouble breathing persists after treatment), Broken Bone (the bone is obviously broken), Burn (large or serious burn) Cut that will require sedation to treat, Cut that will not stop bleeding, Dehydration, Fever (under 2-months of age), Head Injury that involved loss of consciousness, Pneumonia (trouble breathing), Seizure, Shock, Vomiting (with dehydration).

Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville
(
1000 Medical Center Blvd, Lawrenceville 30046)
Gwinnett Medical Center has a pediatric ER that is staffed by pediatricians and is a good choice for emergency care.

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emergency Departments
Scottish Rite and Egleston are open 24/7, 365 days a week, and are the best place for seriously ill children to be evaluated. They can handle anything, though waits can be long and visits to emergency departments can be very expensive for families.

Adult-oriented facilities will see children after hours, including clinics in drugs stores and adult urgent care centers. The providers working at these facilities are not pediatricians—some are not doctors at all—and may not even have pediatric training or experience. In our opinion your child will not get care that meets the standards of a pediatric facility, and we encourage families to go somewhere that specializes in pediatrics.

Non-Emergency Care Options

Kids Time Pediatrics
(Closest location in Gwinnett is on 2695 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville 30045)

They are open weekdays in the evenings from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM -7:00 PM (there are also special holiday hours, usually posted on their website.) At Kids Time, your child will always be seen by a board-certified pediatrician. You will most likely have a shorter waiting time at Kids Time than at other options, and with many insurance plans you’ll pay the same copay at Kids Time that you would pay at our office. Kids Time is a pediatric office that happens to be open after hours.

KTP for: Allergies, Allergic Reactions Without Breathing Problems, Mild Asthma attack, Bite, Minor Burn, Cold, Cough, Diarrhea without dehydration, Ear Pain, Ear Infection, Ear wax removal, Fever (for children over 2-months old) Flu

Headache, Laryngitis, Pink Eye, Pneumonia (no trouble breathing), Rash, Sinus Infection, Sour Throat, Sting, Stomach Ache, Swimmer’s Ear, Urinary Tract Infection, Vomiting (without dehydration)

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Urgent Care Centers

(Closest location in Gwinnett is on 2660 Satellite Boulevard Duluth 30096)
are in many neighborhoods. They can help your child any basic pediatric healthcare issue, and can also do x-rays and limited blood tests. Hours are usually 11 am-9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am – 9 pm on weekends (there are shorter hours on holidays.) Waits can sometimes be long, and many insurance plans have higher out-of-pocket expenses at urgent care centers than at our office. CHOA urgent care centers do NOT do sedation for procedures or IV fluids.

CHOA Best option for: Suspected Broken Bone, Cut that needs stitches, Sprain and Strains, Head Injury without loss of consciousness.

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