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St. Mary’s Pediatric Clinic

We love to take care of kids! Our mission is to provide the highest quality of health care and reveal the healing presence of God through our compassionate care.

As pediatricians and as parents, we know how stressful it can be when your child is sick. We’re here to help your child get back to health and to leap past all those wonderful milestones of childhood.

St. Mary’s Pediatric Clinic
3348 American Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 761-7210
Fax: (573) 634-8802

 

Hours

FAQ

Kids Health Information

 

Inpatient Pediatrics Unit
St. Mary's dedicated pediatrics unit has all private rooms and is staffed by specially certified nurses who love to care for children. In-room sleeping accommodations enable parents to stay comfortably with their children. Our staff works closely with pediatricians and parents to make sure the exceptional care children receive at St. Mary’s continues after they return home.

Hours

Monday - Wednesday
7 am – 7 pm Regular visits for both sick and well children

Thursday
7 am – 5 pm Regular visits for both sick and well children

Friday

7 am – 5 pm Regular visits for both sick and well children

Saturday
8 am Scheduled sick visits, as needed
Call by Noon for appointment

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I schedule a visit before my child is born?
Can my 16-year old come in to be seen by herself?
Do I need to have my child checked for illness before I travel?
Do you take walk-ins?
How long must I wait for an appointment for a sick child?
Is there a doctor available 24 hours?
What age children does your practice see?
What happens if I arrive late for my appointment?
What is a nurse practitioner? How does the nurse work with the physician?
When you are open on weekends or holidays, what services are available?
When you have extended evening hours, what services are available?
Will my child always see our personal physician? Can my child be seen by any of your doctors?
Will the doctor call in an antibiotic for my child without being seen?
What if I have an appointment. for my child, but also have questions about a different child in my family?

Question:
Can I schedule a visit before my child is born?

Answer:
We offer one pre-natal visit with a provider. Call the office to schedule a visit. (573) 761-7210

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Question:
Can my 16-year old come in to be seen by him or herself?

Answer:
We will see patients who are over 16. The administration of any immunizations does require a parents presence or written permission for the specific immunization to be given. You must sign and date a permission slip for the provider to treat your child. However, we like to have the parents attend the check ups as often as possible to discuss any concerns.

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Question:
Do I need to have my child checked for illness before I travel?

Answer:
Generally, no. You may wish to consult with your practitioner if your child has a chronic medical condition such as asthma, or if you are travelling overseas to a country where sanitation is a problem. Certain immunizations may be indicated.

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Question:
Do you take walk-ins?

Answer:
We prefer that you call to make an appointment. If you come without an appointment, we will try to work you into the schedule. Depending on our schedule, this might involve some waiting. If your child is ill, it's best to first call to speak with the nurse.

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Question:
How long must I wait for an appointment for a sick child?

Answer:
We always try to see sick children the same day that you call. We are open most evenings and Saturdays for your convenience.

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Question:
Is there a doctor available 24 hours?

Answer:
Yes. If you call after hours with a medical problem, you’ll have a chance to speak with a registered nurse who can give you appropriate advice that has been approved by your doctor. If your child's condition is serious or the problem isn’t clear, the nurse will page the doctor to call you.

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Question:
What age children does your practice see?

Answer:
We see children from birth until they graduate from college.

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Question:
What happens if I arrive late for my appointment?

Answer:
If you arrive 15 minutes late or more for an appointment, you may need to reschedule your appointment. We will do our best to work you in if possible. Please call if you are running late so that we can try to fit you into the schedule faster.

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Question:
What is a nurse practitioner? How does the nurse work with the physician?

Answer:
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed advanced training in well care and routine childhood illnesses. Although nurse practitioners are able to handle most of your child's needs, they consult with a physician whenever they encounter a problem that goes beyond their training. Many of our patients, and their parents, form a strong bond with a particular nurse practitioner, whom they tend to see frequently throughout the child’s growing years.

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Question:
When are you open on Saturdays?

Answer:
We open at 8 a.m. Please call by noon to make your appointment. We devote our time to sick children on Saturdays.

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Question:
When you have extended evening hours, what services are available?

Answer:
Sick visits are available in the evening.

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Question:
Will my child always see our personal physician? Can my child be seen by other physicians?

Answer:
Generally we like the patients to choose a primary doctor to form a relationship with. One of the advantages of a group practice, such as ours, is that doctors can cover for one another. Even if your doctor is out of town or fully-scheduled, another member of our medical staff can take care of your child's needs.

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Question:
Will the doctor call in an antibiotic for my child without being seen?

Answer:
No, your doctor needs to examine your child and determine what treatment is appropriate, as well as documenting it in your child’s record. If you are out of town we would suggest that you find a local pediatric office. Most offices are happy to see children who are from out of town. You would need your insurance card, or you would need to pay cash for the visit.

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Question:
What if I have an appointment for my child, but also have questions about a different child in my family?

Answer:
Please call ahead or let the front desk know. The doctor will need to have the medical charts for each child in advance. If the issue is complicated you may need to schedule a separate appointment. If the child is seen, you will have a co-pay, if your insurance requires it.

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Kids Health Information:

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100 St. Mary's Medical Plaza
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 761-7000