Saturday Appointments

Shawnee Mission Pediatrics is open every Saturday morning to address your URGENT health care needs. We are minimally staffed on Saturday mornings so that our staff can enjoy time with their families. The on-call doctor is here to see your child for urgent, non-chronic problems. A phone nurse is available to help you assess whether a doctor appointment is needed, or if there are some things you can do at home for your child until Monday morning, when the office is open for routine medical needs. 

In order for Saturday mornings to continue to run efficiently, we need your help. Please limit calls to non-routine questions. Concerns regarding your well child (i.e. feeding/formula questions, sleep problems, developmental concerns) should be addressed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., when your child’s doctor is available. If your child is significantly ill with fever, sore throat, bad cough, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma concerns, etc., please do not hesitate to call. If you suspect you may need a sick appointment on Saturday morning, please call early, before 10 a.m. if possible. Also, please be sure you have your child’s routine medications (such as allergy medications, ADD medications, reflux medications, asthma medications) before the weekend. ROUTINE MEDICATION REFILLS WILL BE HANDLED DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. 

We are asking for cooperation in this matter so that children that need urgent, weekend care can receive our services. We feel it is important to be available to care for your child at all times and by limiting weekend care to urgent cases we will have enough time to see all of the patients who need us that day. 

We sincerely thank you in advance for your help and cooperation in this matter.