The offices are open:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed on weekends and major holidays.
After Hours Care and Advice
If your child has very serious or life-threatening symptoms, please call 911 immediately. Advice will be given rapidly and paramedics will be dispatched to your location, in most cases they will arrive faster than you could reach any Emergency Room.
Although most off-hours illnesses and injuries do not require an Emergency Room visit, many cannot wait for the doctor's office to reopen in the morning either. When your child is ill during the evening or on weekends or holidays, you may get advice or arrange an urgent care visit at the Pediatric Evening Referral Clinic (PERC) of San Francisco. Located on CPMC's California campus, this center provides high-quality after-hours care for the children in San Francisco, and it works closely with us to ensure that any advice, diagnosis, or care you receive is communicated to us at the start of the next business day.
All of the doctors who work in the PERC clinic are board certified pediatricians, who are well trained in the full range of general pediatric care, and most of the doctors who refer their patients to PERC also take turns staffing the clinic in the evenings. So, if your child needs to be seen after hours, (s)he will see a fully qualified pediatrician, and it might even be one of our own from Pacific Pediatrics.
To obtain advice for your child's illness without a visit:
Call (415) 387-9293, extension 1
A pediatric advice nurse is on duty from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. weeknights, and 24 hours a day on weekends & holidays. She will advise you on symptom management and on whether a visit to the clinic or an Emergency Room is advisable, but she cannot give phone prescriptions or refills. She always has a physician from our call group available to discuss complex or difficult questions when necessary.
To schedule an after-hours appointment for your child's illness:
Call (415) 387-9293, extension 2
PERC clinic hours:
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
All visits require that an appointment be made by phone before going to the clinic.