Emergencies and After Hours Calls

 

We believe that nights and weekends should be family time for families unless a child is severely ill. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by telephoning our main number 610-372-9222.

 

For life threatening emergencies such as:

Unconsciousness
severe injury
severe shortness of breath
uncontrolled bleeding
prolonged seizure

1. Call 911 – tell the ambulance to go to The Reading Hospital Medical Center or St. Joseph’s Medical Center then,

2. Call 610-372-9222 – tell us your child’s name and situation, and your phone number.

 

For urgent situations such as:

burns colds coughs cramps cuts diarrhea
earache fatigue stomach pain injuries joint pain pink eye
poison ivy rashes sore throat sprains fever Vomiting
  • Call 610-372-9222 and follow the paging instructions so we can help you work out the most appropriate plan of care for your child. After hours we will return your call within 15 minutes.
  • If we do not respond within 15 minutes, call 372-9222 and follow the paging instructions again.
 

If you suspect your child has eaten, drunk,
 or inhaled something poisonous:

 
  • Determine "what" and "how much"
  • Find the label or container
  • Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
  • Follow their instructions
  • Call us at 610-372-9222.
 

Please save non-urgent calls for regular office hours.