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: 



In 2020, there is no such thing as "it's just a cold" without testing

From our current experience with COVID-19 infections in the pediatric population thus far, we know that symptoms of COVID-19 infection can be very mild and overlap with many of the symptoms of common childhood illnesses.  While your child's symptoms could be due a common cold virus, we have had patients who had just a runny nose, or even just sl fussiness who have been positive for COVID-19.  So please DO NOT think of your child's symptoms as "just a cold".  If your child has symptoms, please stay at home.  Please contact us to arrange possible testing for COVID-19.  Daycares and preschools should NOT be letting children back to care who have had symptoms without a negative COVID-19 test and 24 hours without symptoms without medications.  If a symptomatic child has symptoms but did not have a COVID-19 test, they should remain out of grouped care/school for 10 days.  

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