AFTER HOURS PROTOCOLS
When the office closes in the evening or after the morning-hours on weekends and holidays, one of our Tenth Street Peds doctors can be reached by telephone by calling our main telephone number (310) 458-1714. You will be connected to a live operator who will ask if it is an emergency or if you can wait 1-2 hours for a call back. In the event of an emergency, we will be paged immediately and you should expect a call-back within 10 minutes. If your child needs to be seen after hours, the on-call doctor will direct you to the appropriate Emergency Room. We routinely send families to UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital (the ER entrance is on 15th St between Wilshire and Arizona) or to Providence-Saint Johns (only for minor trauma that can be handled in the ER. They do NOT have an in-patient pediatric unit). On occasion, we may send you to UCLA-Westwood, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center or Children's Hospital LA. Depending on the situation the on-call doctor may meet you in the ER.