Our Pediatric Office

Pediatrician New York, NY

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to make your visits to our office as smooth as possible. We've provided helpful information about our office on this page, including directions, hours, insurance and billing, payment options and financing.

Manhattan Office on East 34th Street

317 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 725-6300

Monday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday By Appointment Only*
Sunday By Appointment Only*

Saturdays and Sundays please call at 9AM for a same day appointment.


Appointments

Pediatric Associates of NYC offers a range of appointment times to accommodate your schedule. Please call our office to schedule any appointments and our front desk staff will do their best to accommodate your needs. If you are running late or need to reschedule, please contact our office as soon as possible.

All office visits are by appointment only. We have extended office hours during the week for your convenience. On weekends, our Manhattan and Brooklyn offices are open for sick visits and newborn visits only. On holidays and on weekends during the summer, we are available to see sick patients and newborns at the Manhattan location.

We value your time and attempt to keep to our schedule but hospital responsibilities, emergencies, and phone calls can derail us.  If your schedule will not allow you to wait, if available, we will offer you an appointment with one of our other pediatricians or we will reschedule your appointment. In return, we would appreciate the courtesy of your calling to cancel if you cannot keep an appointment of if you will not arrive on time. If it is necessary to bring one or more additional children to an appointment, please call so that we can determine if we can accommodate your request. Asking for additional children to be seen during a scheduled visit without having advised us ahead of time puts the physician in the uncomfortable position of either having to refuse or "run late".

We ask that you arrive at the office 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. 

Please keep us informed of changes in your address, health insurance, or home, work or mobile phone numbers.

Telephone Calls

Routine questions, appointments, billing information, requests for referrals, and prescription renewals are all handled during regular office hours. Please understand that patient care and emergencies take priority over non-urgent phone calls, but we will return your phone call as soon as possible.  We are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the presence of a true life-threatening emergency, call 911 to be brought to the nearest available hospital.

After-hours calls are made to the same office numbers but are handled by a voicemail answering service. Please listen to the message and leave all requested information in your message. 

When possible, please call us prior to taking you child to an emergency room or urgent care center. We can then assess whether your child's problem could be better handled in our office.

Insurance and Billing

Please call for information specific to your insurance company and plan. Learn more about our accepted insurance carriers .

Payment Options

We accept checks or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please contact our Financial Coordinator for details. 

Referrals

We are proud of providing comprehensive care to our patients but there are times when it is necessary to refer to specialists for further evaluation and treatment. Many insurers, through their HMO products, create a "gatekeeper" model which requires the primary care physician to authorize referrals to specialists. We will provide referrals to physicians participating in your insurance plan after evaluating the clinical complaint. When a referral is required, we request at least 48 hours to process the request. We cannot give retroactive referrals for consultations not initially recommended by one of our pediatricians. Specialist Referral Request

Laboratory Tests

There are a number of laboratory tests ordered in conjunction with well child care, such as CBC's, lead screening, and urinalysis. In addition, hearing and vision screening are ordered at appropriate well visits or when clinically indicated. Most childhood illnesses can be diagnosed by a complete history and thorough physical examination, but occasionally laboratory tests are necessary. The laboratory testing for the well or sick patient may be performed in our office and transported to a participating lab or can be ordered at a commercial laboratory, as dictated by the requirements of your health insurer.

Hospitals

Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone Health is our principal hospital affiliation