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After Hours Calls

Pediatrics at Washington Township Medical Foundation

If your child needs medical attention after hours, call the Fremont pediatrics team at Washington Township Medical Foundation. We are proud to provide our patients with access to support and care when they need it most. Learn more about our after hours calls policy for our pediatrics department below.

Calls Taken By Rainbow Baby Service

After hours calls will be answered by Rainbow Baby Service (also used by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital), and directed to an registered nurse (RN). You will then be directed as appropriate for your child’s condition. Doctors will receive messages for review by your doctor the next day.

When Should I Call My Pediatrician?

An RN can assist you in determining whether or not your child needs immediate medical attention.

A few examples of times when you should call your pediatrician include:

  • Stomach pain, particularly if it is on the right side
  • A fever that does not go down an hour after your child has been given a pain reliever such as ibuprofen
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Injured area that has swollen
  • Fever and / or nausea / vomiting with a headache
  • Decreased urination / less wet diapers for a day
  • Loss of appetite, refusing food coupled with fever
  • Rash or other skin problem

If you feel something isn’t right, you should call your pediatrician. It’s always wise to trust your instincts as a parent. Our pediatrics department at Washington Township Medical Foundation is available to help 24/7.

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