At the Center for the Urban Child, our primary care pediatric providers provide comprehensive well care and treatment for acute and chronic illnesses for children from birth to 21 years of age. Throughout this age spectrum, our team believes in a wholesome approach of primary care including preventive care, parenting advice, behavioral, developmental counseling as well as addressing the inequities that contribute to health disparities in children and their families throughout Philadelphia.
We recommend regularly scheduled well child exams and the appropriate screenings and immunizations to protect your child's health. Our pediatric preventive care services include a head-to-toe physical exam, immunizations, and providing parents and patients with education and advice on various age-appropriate health maintenance topics.
Walk in sick visits are available all year round, if your primary care is at our location. Evening sick visits are available, by appointment by calling us at 215-427-5985. Our nurses can also be reached at the number provided for any questions about your child and to schedule a sick visit. Our walk-in sick visit hours are:
When your child requires medical care outside of our regular office hours, call 215-427-5985. As part of a group of physicians who share on-call duties, we will have a nurse or physician return your call promptly, and if necessary, appropriate arrangements for urgent medical care will be made.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has highly qualified experts who are specially trained to work with the individual and unique needs of infants and pediatric patients. The team is led by Katie McPeak, MD, Medical Director, Center for the Urban Child. To view a list of our primary care providers, click here.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 215-427-5985.