Other Information

After Hours

Saturday office hours begin at 9:00 am and end at 11:30 am.  Please call ahead for an appointment time.  


Saturday office hours at Carolina Pediatrics are held at their main office:

2113 Adams Grove road.  This is located across from the Ronald McDonald house by Palmetto Richland Hospital.  

Their phone number is: 256-0531


Pediatrics After Hours Clinic

This is an after hours clinic staffed by local pediatricians and is a great place to have your child seen after hours if the problem is not an emergency.

Location: 2113 Adams Grove, Suite 101

Telephone # 803-461-4993

Hours: Monday - Friday     6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

            Saturday - Sunday  2:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital

If your child has an emergency medical illness, we recommend they be seen at the Children's Hospital Emergency Department, located at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

Travel Medicine

Our office is equipped to help you and your family plan your next foreign vacation or trip.  Depending on where you are going, you may need vaccinations prior to your trip or even medications to prevent malaria.  It is advised to be seen at least 6 weeks prior to leaving so that all the recommended vaccines can be administered and you can start taking the medications to prevent malaria (usually 2 weeks prior to leaving through 4 weeks after returning).  We offer most all vaccines required for foreign travel except Yellow Fever (this requires a special license and is best to get at the health department).

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a great website to look up the country you are traveling to.  It will give you information on the necessary as well as the recommended vaccines and if malaria medications are warranted.  They also regularly post travel advisories.  Their web site is:

www.cdc.gov/travel   

We also see family members of our patients for a travel visits even if they are adults.

News

New Car Seat Recommendations From The AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published new car seat recommendations, which affect children from birth through 12 years of age.  Some of the biggest changes are summarized below:

1 - Children should remain in rear-facing care seats until two years or until they reach the maximum weight and height for their car seat.

2 - Most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches and are between 8 and 12 years of age.

For more information and to read about all the recommendations click on the link below to healthychildren.org.

Healthy Children - Car Seat Recommendations