Forms: Please allow us up to 5 business days to complete forms such as blue slips, lab results, daycare forms, school med forms, personal letters, etc. If you know you will need a form let us know as soon as possible to allow us enough time to get those ready for you. As soon as the form is completed and signed then our office will call and notify you.
Same day sick appointments: We understand children often become sick unexpectedly, however we do ask that you call the clinic to schedule an appointment before walking in the clinic. This will help us keep our commitments to our scheduled patients while also caring for your sick child.
After hours: If your child needs care after regular hours or when we are closed, please call our main office number (205-485-7288) and your call will be forwarded to our answering service. If the operator determines you need further instruction regarding your child’s health, your message will be sent to after-hours nurses who will return your call. We do not refill medications or fulfill requests for forms or immunization records outside regular business hours.
Mask/caregiver policy: Everyone entering clinic is required to wear a mask or face covering, and it should be worn the entirety of the visit. We are limiting visitors to clinic and 2 caregivers are currently allowed. If possible, please avoid bringing extra people with you.
No show policy: If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please call our office during business hours to reschedule or cancel to avoid getting a ‘no show.’ We understand schedules change but ask you call to update us before the scheduled appointment. After 3 no show visits without warning, you will be subject to being dismissed from clinic.
Vaccine Policy: At Haleyville Pediatrics, we follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for vaccinations. Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect your child from many harmful diseases. The recommended vaccines and vaccination schedule are the results of many years of scientific research. Refusing, delaying, or spreading out vaccines goes against expert recommendations and can put your child at risk for serious illness and even death. Because we are committed to protecting the health of your child, we require all of our patients to receive vaccines on the recommended schedule. If you have questions or concerns regarding the vaccines or vaccine schedule, please call to discuss this with Dr. Goar. If you should refuse to vaccinate your child, we will ask that you find another healthcare provider.