Medical Services

Welcome to Blue Fish Pediatrics! We are delighted to have you as a new patient and look forward to a long, wonderful relationship with you. We are committed to providing you with the best medical care and the most courteous service.

Emergencies

Urgent Questions

 Non-Urgent Questions

If you have a non-urgent question, please call our office at the phone number.  Leave your name, telephone number, time of your call, and question and we will return your call in a timely fashion.

*Sometimes, due to technical problems or the fact that the on call doctor is attending to another patient, your call may not be returned within 15 minutes.  In this case please contact the page operator again and a doctor will return your call shortly.

For All Visits

Please do not forget to:

Initial Visits

The first time you visit Blue Fish; there are some new patient forms you must fill out prior to being seen. To make the process of filling out forms as painless as possible, we have put all our new patient forms on our website. If you have internet access, please download and print the forms off our website or request them via email so you can fill out the paperwork in the comfort of your own home. If you do not have access to the internet, we can fax or mail the paperwork to you. If you are unable to fill out the new patient forms before you arrive at our office, please come thirty minutes prior to your appointment so that you will have ample time to complete the forms.

Newborn Visits

If your newborn was discharged from the hospital WITH specific follow-up instructions from the doctor, please call us and schedule your appointment accordingly. Appointment slots are always available for your newborn.

If your newborn was discharged from the hospital WITHOUT specific follow-up instructions from the doctor, please call us and schedule a newborn follow-up visit for two to three days after discharge. Again, appointment slots are always reserved for newborn babies.

Well Visits

For well child care, such as immunizations and check-ups, please make an appointment as early as possible (at least two to four weeks prior to the requested date). Demand may vary throughout the year so we encourage you to call as early as possible to schedule a well visit. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time so that any required paperwork (ex. change of address or telephone number) can be handled before your scheduled time.

Sick Visits

Please contact our office for an appointment as soon as you think you might need to be seen. If you need help determining if you should duke it out at home or get checked, please call early in the day so that we can guide you through the decision making process. We will see sick children the same day you call, but please understand if there is a wait in the office for these visits.

Office Policy on Tardiness and Rescheduling

Blue Fish Pediatrics endeavors to provide timely and convenient service. Patients who come late, unprepared, or without an appointment inconvenience those patients who are on time, prepared, and call in advance to schedule an appointment time. If you have an appointment and you cannot make it, please contact us to either cancel or re-schedule your appointment. If you know you will be at least 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, please call us and let us know. This will enable us to see patients as timely as possible.

Vaccine Policy

Blue Fish patients will agree to maintain “up to date” vaccine status or join a practice that is more supportive of their vaccine related philosophy. “Up to date” is defined as having had all recommended vaccines (as defined by the Blue Fish schedule) by the next recommended well child checkup.

In order to protect your time, patients who:

will have the option to either reschedule their appointment or wait until the next available appointment. We will always do everything to ensure that your child is seen as soon as possible.

School/Camp Forms:

 


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us. Thank you.