Parents Handbooks

Dear parents,

We at Alger Pediatrics are pleased to be entrusted with the care of your children. As doctors and nurses, we will work with you to keep your children healthy through regular check-ups and immunizations.

However, illnesses and mishaps are inevitable. You will readily manage most of these events in the home setting. We have developed this book to help you with these problems. When an event occurs, we ask that you refer to this booklet. We are more than happy to augment this information when you call the office if this information does not suffice. Most problems can be taken care of during office hours. In the evenings and weekends we have an on call service that is provided free of charge. We ask you to use this service only when necessary, but encourage you to use it when you are worried substantially. Calling in prescriptions should occur during office hours.

In life threatening situations, please use DeVos Children’s Hospital children’s ER at Spectrum Downtown.

Alger Pediatrics also offers a morning walk-in clinic from 7:00 am to 8:30 am Monday through Friday. This is on a first come-first served basis. It is meant to serve limited acute problems involving short term illness and injury occurring in the preceding day. Appointments should be arranged for long standing problems. On Saturday mornings acute care clinic visits are to be arranged by a preceding phone call with the nursing staff as there is no walk-in clinic.

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Call or Visit

  • phone: (616) 243-9515

  • FAX: (616) 243-1815

  • after hours: (616) 776-7401

  • or contact us via the Patient Portal

  • Alger Pediatrics
    733 Alger St. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507