As we build your Medical Home you may notice some changes in the way we give you care, but we will continue to:
The following services are available to you:
Handbook on Illnesses and Injuries: This brief booklet answers many common pediatric questions. If you are still concerned about your child, we encourage you to contact our office.
Phone Nurses/Appointments: Nurses are available to answer questions and to schedule appointments from 8:15 to 5 pm Monday thru Friday and 8:15 to noon on Saturdays. The office is closed from noon to 1:15 for lunch.
Doctor on Call: A pediatrician from Alger Pediatrics is on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week to answer urgent or emergent health care questions. We will direct you to appropriate emergency care if necessary. We can be reached at 776-7401. If you do not receive a call back in 15 minutes, please call the service again. Please turn off "Privacy Manager" or other call-screening programs from your phone so that a doctor may return your call.
Walk In Clinic: From 7:30 to 8:30 am Monday through Friday one pediatrician will see patients on a first come, first served basis for acute illnesses and injuries. You do not need to schedule these brief appointments. Appropriate visits include fever, ear pain, rash, injury, or respiratory problems. If your child has a chronic or more complicated problem, please schedule a regular appointment to allow adequate time. We change the time in the fall/winter to 7:00 to 8:30 am Monday through Friday.
Holidays/Weekends: The office is closed on Sundays and all major holidays. Please see our website or call the office to check our schedule. We are open Saturdays from 8:15 to noon by appointment only for acute illnesses and injuries.
Web Site: Please visit algerpediatrics.com for health and office information.
Prescription refills: Please allow 24 hours for routine prescription refills Monday through Friday.
Sports/School Physical/Green Forms: We will complete this paperwork for you at scheduled appointments. Otherwise, if you drop forms off at other times, please allow 48 hours for them to be completed.
Urgent Care: We prefer that you do not use an urgent care facility without first calling our office. These centers are usually not staffed by pediatricians, and they do not send us records of your visit.
Hospital/Emergency Room: If you child has a life-threatening emergency, such that you cannot wait fifteen minutes for a phone call from your doctor, please go to: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital - Spectrum Butterworth - 100 Michigan N.E.
Community Resources: Michigan 2-1-1 Call Centers can put you in touch with organizations providing health and human services throughout Michigan. The phone call is free and available to all residents. Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with information and resources to build healthy, safe communities.
phone: (616) 243-9515
FAX: (616) 243-1815
after hours: (616) 776-7401
or contact us via the Patient Portal
733 Alger St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507