Both well visits and sick visits are in high demand, and we do adjust our schedules to accomodate more sick visit in the colder months and more well visits in the summer. Please be on time for your appointment. If you are late, you may be asked to reschedule. We are doing our very best to get everyone seen in a timely manner.
After Hours Advice: We have contracted with Pediatric Health Line, staffed by Registered Nurses, to provide after hours general advice whenever our office is closed. They DO NOT have access to your child's chart and therefore cannot schedule appointments, give you results of tests, nor send in medication refills--these things must be done during regular business hours only. To reach a nurse, call 828-270-3204. Answers to many common questions can be found here.
1455 25th Avenue Dr. NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am through 5:00pm. Calls go to answering service at 4:30. Calls received after 4:30 will be answered the following business day.
Saturday and Sunday: We are closed. However, our after hours phone triage is available, but they cannot call in medications.
Closed:Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. We close early the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.
After Hours Advice: We have contracted with Pediatric Health Line, staffed by Registered Nurses, to provide after hours advice whenever our office is closed. They cannot schedule appointments nor send in medication refills. To reach a nurse, call 828-270-3204.
Located at: 1455 25th Avenue Dr. NE, Hickory, NC 28601
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We are accepting new patients*
We accept a wide variety of insurance policies as well as Medicaid. Please contact our office if you have questions.
*However, we DO NOT accept new patients who refuse immunizations.
CHADIS is a new questionnaire system that some of our practitioners are using. All those important (but sometimes time-consuming) questions we have you complete at well visits and certain rechecks can now be completed at your convenience at home prior to your child's appointment, and the information will be directly entered into your child's medical record. This will save both you and us a lot of time! Once you sign up, the system will automatically email you a link to the questions.
The ChildHealth Center, PA is proud to announce that we now have a certified lactation consultant, Lorie Costner, IBCLC!
Lorie has 30 years experience as a clinical nurse, mainly in the Nursery at FRMC, and recently became certified as a lactation consultant. We like for our nursing mothers to meet Lorie at one of the first office visits for their newborns to make them aware of potential services.
Lorie can help with problems such as breast pain, latch problems, and low milk supply.
A separate appointment can be made to specifically address breastfeeding concerns. Please call the main office line 828-322-4453 and ask to schedule an appointment with Lorie.