Services & Specialties

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Pediatric Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are accepting new patients.

  • We are currently seeing sick patients in person. Please call the office so we can explain precise protocols and Covid guidelines.
  • We are all wearing full PPE to protect you. The office is sanitized often, and the rooms are sanitized before and after each use.
  • Two parents are allowed for all wellness visits. We ask that only one parent come in with the child for a sick visit.
  • We require that you wear your mask when you enter the office. Your child or baby is not required to wear a mask if younger than two years old.
  • Upon arrival, only one family will be allowed in the front desk area for contactless check-in. The front desk might ask you to wait outside for a few seconds while we clear the check-in area for you.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian will continue to offer virtual sick visits to patients who prefer to not come in person.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian offers the pediatrics Pfizer Covid Vaccine (ages 5-11 only) to current SSP Families only.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian is unable to store and offer any Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older.

Our doctors see patients from birth to 21 years of age.

Instead of taking your child to the local lab to get the venous blood drawn, which sometimes is not the best experience, we can easily get the tests done at our office through a simple finger prick. No big ouches for your little one, no stress for us parents and immediate results. Lead tests require an appointment, please call our office for more information.

We are proud to offer in-house bilirubin check services for our newborns who have unstable or risky levels that cause jaundice. We are able to determine the bilirubin levels with a simple non-invasive procedure.

We visit with newborn infants and their parents two days after leaving the hospital to discuss healthy breastfeeding plus your questions and concerns about your new baby. Following the initial visit, your child should have checkups at the following intervals:

  • 1 Month
  • 2Months
  • 4 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 9 Months
  • 12 Months
  • 15 Months
  • 18 Months
  • 2 Years
  • Past 2 Years: once per year

We value our patients' time, and it is important to us to follow our schedule and ensure that each patient is seen with a minimal amount of waiting time. We try to do everything within our power to see that we don't fall behind schedule, but what's most important to us is providing our patients with the best care possible and ensuring that all their questions and concerns are addressed. If you and your child require extra time during your appointment, we will be happy to accommodate you. Our average wait time is 2 minutes.

If you have an emergency after hours, we have a dedicated phone line for this. The doctors from our office answer emergency calls after hours. If you are a current patient, the emergency line phone number has been given to you at registration time and has been emailed to you on several occasions.

You can also find it on the home page of your Online Account; all you'll need to do is log in, and you will find it in the welcoming message at the top of the home page.

Kindly use this for non-routine emergency questions only. In case of a true emergency, call 911 or go to the New York Methodist Center Emergency room (located at 263 Seventh Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York).

We always accommodate same-day sick appointments without problems. An appointment must be scheduled for a same-day visit.

Yes, we have separate waiting areas for sick and well patients.

We are prepared to accommodate sick child visits as soon as you call. An appointment is necessary for same-day sick visits.

The option to get an opinion or advice from a doctor via photo/video is available and requires the scheduling of a virtual visit. Please call the office to set up your appointment.

We proudly follow the American Academy of Pediatrics immunization schedule. All our patients are fully immunized and also stay on the same schedule. We do not offer an alternative schedule for vaccines.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Newborn Appointment: none 1 Month: none 2 Months: HIB, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus and Pediarix (Dtap-HepBPolio)
  • 4 Months: HIB, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus and Pediarix (Dtap-HepBPolio)
  • 6 Months: HIB, Pneumococcal and Pediarix (Dtap-HepB-Polio)
  • 9 Months: none
  • 12 Months: MMR and Varicella(Chicken Pox)
  • 15 Months: DTaP and Hepatitis A
  • 18 Months: HIB and Pneumococcal
  • 24 Months: Hepatitis A
  • 3 Years: none
  • 4 Years: MMR and Varicella (2nd dose)