Appointments must be made for all services.
Urgent/Sick: It is the policy of HPA to see acutely sick children the same day if possible. Appointment times are given to reduce waiting time. It is extremely important that parents call the office as soon as possible to make an appointment. If you wish to see a particular physician/nurse practitioner we will try to accommodate your request. However, please understand that the particular provider may not be in the office that day or may already have a high volume of patients for the day and will be unable to see you. We will see your child, however it may be with a different provider.
Well Child Care/Physicals: Hamblen Pediatric follows the recommended well care schedule of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The physicians are staunch advocates of well child care. Appointments are available within 2-3 weeks. It is important to tell the appointment scheduler if your child is on any routine medications or has any problems or chronic illness so that there is a sufficient amount of time scheduled for the physician to care for your child.
Routine Appointments: Routine appointments (such as warts, ADD evaluations, non-urgent/acute illnesses are available within 2-3 weeks (if not sooner).
Walk-in patients will be triaged and an appointment time made. In order to serve our patients, appointments are seen before any walk in appointments UNLESS an emergency exists with the walk-in patient. Hamblen Pediatric Associates requires 24 hour notice for cancellation of appointments.