Important Announcement re: After Hours Advice Line

As you know medical costs continue to climb and we are currently confronted with the need to change, and pay significantly more for, our after hours advice calls.  We are committed to providing thorough and timely medical advice for your family, including after hours. 

After an extensive search and review process, we are pleased to announce that starting on 2/1/24 we, along with all UBCP-affiliated practices, will be offering after hours advice through a new group, Anytime Pediatrics.  

When our office is closed, including on holidays, you may call Anytime Pediatrics for advice at (623) 663-1707. As before, if your child needs an after-hours appointment, appointments can be made at GoHealth in Oakland. One important change to note is that we will bill your insurance for these calls, and that these calls may be subject to a co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible, if not covered by your insurance. 


Prior to making an after-hour call, the providers at Berkeley Pediatrics recommend that you look up your child’s symptoms on the AAP website symptom checker: 



Why Is A Sports Physical So Important?

When your child wants to participate in their favorite sports, it’s important that you’re doing all that you can to keep them protected. Not only do they need all of the gear that can keep them safe, but you should make sure that their doctor deems them healthy enough to participate. If your child has certain issues that could impact how they play and function, they’ll need to make adjustments so that they can still enjoy their favorite activities! By taking your child to their pediatrician for a sports physical, you’re keeping your child safe and helping lower their risk of injury.

Protecting Your Child With Sports Physicals

As your child gets older, there are many activities that they may want to take part in. One common activity is joining a sport. It can be overwhelming to see your child take part in sports, especially if they’re contact sports, but when you take your child to get a sports physical, you’re making sure that they’re healthy enough to play and that their risk of injury is low.

At a sports physical, your pediatrician will examine your child’s body and check their vitals. This helps spot any issues that may be previously untreated. When issues are treated, your child has a lower risk of injury or facing any complications that might occur. If your child does have an issue that could complicate their activity, adjustments will just need to be made so that they can safely participate.

At a sports physical, you’ll also be able to ask your pediatrician any questions that you may have about your child’s participation and health. They can give you any tips they may have on how to ensure your child stays safe and healthy!

Contact Your Pediatrician Today

Make sure that your child is able to enjoy their favorite activities with a low risk of injury. Contact your pediatrician to learn more about sports physicals and schedule one for your child today.

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