Emergencies

Emergencies

If you have a life-threatening emergency, take your child to the nearest emergency room or call 911. We recommend Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus, 100 Michigan St. NE, in downtown Grand Rapids.

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We have an on-call doctor after normal business hours for emergencies. If you feel you may have a medical emergency and need to speak to a doctor, please call 616-940-3168 and the answering service will page the on-call doctor for you. If you do not receive a call back within 30 minutes, either page the doctor again or call 616-776-7484.

Before calling, please have a pen and paper and the following information available:

  • Your preferred pharmacy name and telephone number
  • Your child’s weight
  • Any underlying medical conditions or medication allergies
  • Also, please have your child nearby. We may have questions which you can only answer by talking to or looking at your child.