Office Hours (By Appointment Only)
Sparta: Monday - Wednesday 9:00 - 6:00
Thursday 9:00 - 7:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00
Sunday 9:30 - 11:30
Franklin: Monday, Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 - 6:00
Milford: Monday & Friday 9:30 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 6:00
What to bring to your appointment: You must bring a valid insurance card and your co-payment (if applicable) to each appointment. Always bring your child's immunization record to any well check appointment. If you have new insurance and you have not yet received your insurance card, you will need the following information: insurance company, name and phone number; claim address; co-payment amount; and policy holder name (date of birth/ phone number) policy number, and suffix. If you are new to our practice, you must also bring a valid drivers license, or other suitable ID (ie photo ID with current address or utility bills or other correspondence showing current residence). This is due to a 2009 Federal Regulation regarding identity theft.
Well Checks: Please schedule well care appointments as early as possible to ensure the availability of the date and time requested, remembering June through September is a very busy time for well care as everyone is preparing for the upcoming school year, sports and camps. Always bring your child's immunization record to all well care appointments. Remember, we cannot give immunizations to 17 year olds who drive themselves without a parent present. Please be on time, and if you have forms for school, camp, etc. have your part filled out prior to the exam.
Well Check Schedule:
3-5 Days Old
24 Months (2 Year Old)
Then a well check exam should be scheduled every year. Preventative care is very important for your preteen and teenager. There are many new recommended and required vaccines for this age group, along with important anticipatory guidance issues, and unique developmental and behavioral assessments. To review these and other age appropriate areas that are covered go to: http://brightfutures.aap.org/clinical_practice.html
Immunization Schedule : CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Please go to this site for the most current information regarding required and recommended vaccines for your child. There is one area to click on for ages 0-6 years old, and another for children 7-18 years of age.
Sick Visits: These are available by appointment. It is our policy to see medically urgent ill patients on the same day you call in. However, due to the "same day sick policy" in a pediatric setting, "work in's" are common, especially during the winter months. It may sometimes be necessary to wait at those times, but the trade off is that we will "work-in" your ill child the same day when an emergency occurs.
Prenatal/Pre-Adoption Visits: We offer our "expecting" parents the opportunity to meet with our physicians prior to delivery or adoption. This visit allows you to get questions answered before the big day. These visits are free of charge, and are typically conducted prior to regular office hours (8:45am and 1:45pm).
After Hours Service: Not all problems occur during the day, or may escalate as the night goes on. Should you need to speak with one of our physicians during these times, one is ALWAYS available. Call our Sparta number (973-729-2197) and our answering service will page the on call physician for you. Make sure you give them the phone number where you can be reached.
Behavioral/Chronic Medication Follow Ups: These appointments are scheduled during our regular appointment times. If you or your child's teacher suspects your child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) call and make a consult appointment in our office. Please pick up and complete the parent/teacher assessment forms prior to your visit. You can also download these from the website (See "Forms"). Patients just starting ADHD medication need a follow up appointment in 1 month, then every 4 months.
Flu Season Injections: Flu clinics typically begin in October each year. We offer both flu injection and the intranasal version of the vaccine, Flumist. Skylands Pediatrics follows the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommendation for distribution. Flu injections are available for children ages 6 months and older. The most current recommendation is for all children, 6 months to 18 years old, to have flu injections. Please call our office in October for current information and availability.