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: Phones are answered from 8:00am until 10:00am for scheduling
Sunday, December1 to March 31: Phones are answered from 8:00am until 10:00am for scheduling.
Extended Hours: Monday through Friday 5pm-7pm and weekends 8:30-3:30. Please note that extended hours are based on patient need. Therefore, The ChildHealth Center will monitor and make any changes necessary based on demand.
Closed:Easter Sunday, July 4th, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Sundays spring through late fall.
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 1-800-850-2931.
Located at: 1455 25th Avenue Dr. NE, Hickory, NC 28601
We have begun to receive shipments of flu vaccine and are now scheduling flu clinics in both October and November. We offer flu vaccines at well visits, as well as other scheduled visits if a child is not too ill, in addition to nurse visits. The CDC HAS approved the use of the nasal spray again, and we will plan to offer it this year for children three years of age and up. At this time we have Flumist ONLY for patients covered by private insurance since the state has not shipped any for those who are underinsured or are covered by Medicaid. Children must be at least six months old to receive the first vaccine, and a booster shot is needed the first year a child receives a flu vaccine.
We HIGHLY recommend the flu vaccine as the best way to prevent contracting the flu. The flu vaccine DOES NOT CAUSE the flu, but it does help reduce the likelihood of catching the flu. Medscape reports that last year in our country the flu caused 900,000 hospitalizations, and 80,000 deaths, of which 171 were children!
Please call our office to schedule a flu vaccine for your child.
Need info on illnesses, Tylenol dosing, and so on?
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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.
After Hours Advice: We have contracted with Pediatirc 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 1-800-850-2931. Answers to many common questions can be found here.