We are located on the 1st floor of the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center, which is behind Franklin Memorial Hospital.
We offer 24-hour call coverage when the office is closed. Simply call the medical practice and listen to the instructions on how to reach the on-call provider. If you do not need immediate help, you can leave a message on our answering machine and we will return your call during office hours.
Whether it’s for an earache, yearly checkup, or a more serious illness, our board-certified pediatricians and family nurse practitioner offer the health care kids desire and deserve. Some of our services include:
Our practice has a skilled licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) to help facilitate behavior health needs for our patients.This allows the entire health care team to work collaboratively to meet the needs of our patients
Franklin Health Pediatrics also provides walk-in urgent care services for patients from 7:45−8:45 a.m., Monday−Friday. This service is for our patients who have acute, short-term illnesses or injuries that need prompt attention, but aren’t life threatening. These may include earaches, sore throats, coughs, and sprains, among others. Patients with chronic or long-standing conditions should still call to schedule an appointment as the walk-in clinic is for acute issues only.
If you have been referred by your Primary Care Provider for a consultation, you will need to obtain a referral if your insurance carrier requires one. If you have transferred from another doctor, you will need to sign a release form so we can obtain your child's records. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment, in case there is any paperwork you need to complete.
If you are not scheduled to see your doctor and notice that your medication is running low, please call seven days in advance of your medicine being completely gone. Those days give your physician time to review your record, call you back with any questions, approve the refill, and contact the pharmacy per their policy. Please plan ahead.
Parents and/or legal guardians are required to be present for all health maintenance/behavioral visits. When calling for an appointment, please help us schedule an adequate amount of time by describing the reason for your visit. For your first visit, we would ask you to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete any necessary forms.
If you are unable to make your appointment, 24-hour advance notice is appreciated whenever possible. This allows us to open up that time for another patient needing care.
In an extreme emergency, such as loss of consciousness, chest pain, severe breathing problems, or major bleeding, call your emergency service number (usually 911) first. Do not delay emergency care by calling our office or the hospital. Afterward, if necessary, call your physician for further advice and coordination of your emergency care.