Dialing in Health Information
It’s 9 p.m. on a Friday, and your 8-year-old has a fever. He’s never had one this high before, and you’re unsure about whether or not he needs immediate medical attention.
Whether you’re a parent, babysitter, teacher or school nurse, accessible health information can make the difference in a child’s comfort at home, at school or during play. With the free Nurse Advice Line from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, health information is just a phone call away.
Through 317.338.KIDS, callers have instant access to a live, reliable source of health information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The experienced nursing staff answers your questions about pediatric needs—from a scraped knee to a migraine headache.
Parenting or watching a child can raise myriad questions and concerns about health. Certain health needs can’t wait for your child’s primary care provider’s office to open. Pediatric health needs our nurses can respond to include:
- Allergic reactions
- General health and wellness
- High fever
- Medication or dosage questions
- Minor injuries
- Skin infections
- Upper respiratory symptoms
Call 317.338.KIDS the next time you have a pediatric health question or concern.
Reviewed by Lytitia Shea, M.D., pediatric hospitalist at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.
The above article in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice or care. Please consult your child’s primary care provider regarding any and all information contained therein.