Weekend Hours

About our weekend clinics at Chapel Hill Pediatrics:

Our providers have decided to offer two types of appointments on the weekends: call ahead appointments and walk in appointments. If you choose to call ahead, our schedulers will add your child to the schedule in our next available slot. Please arrive at or before your scheduled appointment time so that our providers can see everyone as close to their prescheduled times as possible.

If you choose to walk in, our schedulers will work your child into a slot that allows enough time for our providers to address your child’s issue. Please understand the next available slot for a walk in patient may occur after a few call ahead slots. If you would like a more definite appointment time, you should call ahead to schedule an appointment for your child.

We have two providers working each weekend. This sometimes makes it seem as though other patients are being called back before you, especially if you have walked in for an appointment, but please be assured that our scheduling system is as efficient and fair as possible.

Pollen

How long will this pollen be around?  Here is the Raleigh timeline.  April is the worst for trees, and next come the grasses:

Spring Allergen Timeline:
Trees: March through June, peaking in April
Grasses: Mid-spring through the fall, peaking May through August
Weeds: August through frost, peaking in September

The pollen is terrible outside!
How to use over-the-counter allergy medicines:
–Mild allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, congestion, and mild eye symptoms, respond well to non-sedating oral antihistamines such as loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), Allegra, etc.  Improvement should be noticed within a day or two.  The packages contain dosing instructions for children 2 and …older.
–If red or itchy eyes is the main problem (but your child can still see normally and keeps his/her eyes open), Ketotifen (Zaditor) is a great antihistamine eye drop that is available without a prescription.  Improvement isn’t always immediately noticeable, and if symptoms haven’t improved in 3 days, your child should be evaluated.

Holiday Hours

Friday, April 18th: We will have walk in visits in our Chapel Hill office from 7:15am- 7:50am.  Our phones will turn on at 8am.  All appointments will be scheduled in time order with no evening clinic.  Our Durham office will be closed.

We will have normal urgent care hours on Saturday and Sunday from 9am- 2pm in our Chapel Hill office.  You may walk in starting at 8:45am or call to schedule an appointment.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

NEW WEEKEND HOURS

New weekend hours starting tomorrow!!!  We will be open in our Chapel Hill office from 9am- 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Please walk in or call our office to schedule an appointment.  We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!