4520 Beckley Rd | Battle Creek 269-969-8723
Cereal City Pediatrics

Scheduling an Appointment

For all appointments, please call (269) 969-8723 during business hours and speak with our front office staff. We start answering our phones at 7:30 a.m. sharp.

If your child has a life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency facility.

If your child is ill and you're not sure if you need an appointment, please call as early in the day as possible. Ask to talk with a nurse. Our nurses are trained to help you decide if we need to see your child in the office or what you should do to treat your child at home.

When you call please use your child's legal name and have the following information available:
•Temperature—duration
•Symptoms—duration
•Medication—type, dose, how long
•Chronic illnesses (for example, diabetes)
•Allergies, including drug allergies
•Name and phone number of preferred open pharmacy

Certain symptoms almost always require an appointment: ear aches, sore throat, cough with difficult breathing, severe abdominal pain, frequent or painful urination and extreme lethargy. Please understand that except in special circumstances, we do not call in prescriptions for antibiotics without first examining your child in the office.

Unless you make arrangements ahead of time with our staff, please do not assume we'll be able to see multiple family members during one appointment. Unfortunately, such requests can result in delays that impose upon other patients.

If someone other than a parent or legal guardian brings your child to the office for treatment, they need to bring a signed Authorization for Treatment form or a written letter signed by the legal parent or guardian and witnessed by another adult.

Please note that a parent must be present for immunizations to be given unless an Authorization for Treatment form is signed. Please bring immunization records with you to well child exams.