Should I Call the Doctor?

Is it OK to call my child’s pediatrician even if I’m not sure my child is sick? In general, please follow the guidelines below when determining when to call the doctor.

Please call 911 for any severely ill or injured child.

  • Fever (rectal temp > = 100.4 degrees F) in any infant under 3 months of age
  • Fever > 104 in any child
  • Fever which has been persistent in any child for more than three days
  • Vomiting with decrease in urine output
  • Any bloody bowel movements
  • Possible Fractures
  • Head injuries with associated loss of consciousness or vomiting
  • Cuts which bleed longer than five minutes or those that may need repair
  • Any animal bite or burn