If your child is a patient of Dr. Fox or Dr. Philyaw and becomes sick or injured a during a time that the office is closed, medical advice and guidance is available 24 hours a day by calling the office at (423) 228-4159. Follow the instructions on the message and a pediatric nurse will return your call.
If you believe your child needs to be evaluated when the office is closed, Dr. Fox and Dr. Philyaw recommend the emergency department at the Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga. It is the ONLY nearby facility that always has board certified pediatricians available for your child. (Many smaller facilities and walk-in clinics are staffed by physicians or non-physician practitioners with limited training in the care of children.)
Please note: After hours coverage is for urgent situations only. For appointments, prescription refills, or any other non-urgent situations, please call during office hours.