After Hours Help
Call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 if your child:
- ate or drank something he/she shouldn't
- ate or drank a known poison
Call 911 Emergency Medical Service if your child is:
- not breathing (blue or gray in color)
- having a seizure
- bleeding profusely
- having a severe allergic reaction
Call our After Hours Urgent Care at 317-621-9000:
If it is not an emergency, we kindly ask that you allow the physician to remain available for children who need the doctor's immediate attention. The following list will help you make that decision.
- Serious injury from a fall or other type of accident
- Acting strangely or becoming more withdrawn and less alert
- Trouble with breathing
- Bleeding that does not stop
- Skin or lips that look blue or purple (or gray for darker-skinned children)
- Rhythmical jerking and loss of consciousness (a seizure)
- Very loose or knocked-out teeth, or other major mouth or facial injuries
- Increasing or severe persistent pain
- Persistent pain in the right lower section of the abdomen
- A cut or burn that is large or deep
- A head injury involving loss of consciousness, confusion, a bad headache, or vomiting several times
- Decreasing responsiveness when you talk to your child
- Fever greater than 100.4 degrees rectally in a child less than 2 months of age
Please have the following information available when you call after hours:
- The names and dosages of any medications your child is taking
- Your 24 hour pharmacy number
- If you suspect your child has a fever, take his temperature before you call.
- Paper and pen to write down any instructions you may receive.
- Have your child nearby in case you need to visualize something about his/her condition.
We do not routinely call in prescription medications without an office visit. For your convenience we have both Saturday and Sunday hours to serve your needs 7 days a week. We would be glad to evaluate your child and determine the need for any prescription medication.