Pediatric Sick Visits

Sick Visits & Emergencies

If you are having a medical emergency please go to the closest emergency room or call 911.

However, if your child is sick, and it is not an emergency, please call us at 215-525-8600. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions about your sick child. If you call after-hours or on the weekends just listen to the voicemail and at the very end you will be automatically connected with a nurse who will handle your phone call. If they are unable to handle your situation they will notify one of our medical providers who are on call 24 hours a day, even on weekends and holidays. Remember, if it is NOT an emergency and your child is sick please CALL US FIRST before going to an emergency department or an urgent care center. Many times we can handle your issue over the telephone, which will save you tons of time and stress.

 

Walk-in Visits

We will accept patients on a walk-in basis, however they must be already established as patients in our practice. Our walk-in hours are 9-10am and 1-2 pm (Monday-Friday). We cannot accommodate walk-in well child visits, these visits are meant for patients who are sick. We only accept a few walk-in patients per day so if you walk-in and we are completely booked there is a possibility that we might not be able to see you. We strongly recommend that you call our office and schedule an appointment if your child needs to be seen. In some cases we might be able to solve your problem without you having to come to our office, that would save you lots of time!

The only way to guarantee that your child will be seen is to arrive on-time for a scheduled appointment.

 

Symptom Checker

If your child is sick you should always contact us, however if you want to do some reading on your own you can also look at this symptom checker.

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 - 5th Floor

  • Phone: 215-525-8600. Fax: 215-567-1012

  • Contact: Dr. Mario Cruz

  • Email: pediatrics@fight.org

  • Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 9am-6pm - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center


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