Oneonta Fox Pediatrics

For more than 25 years, Fox Pediatrics has been working side by side with parents to help them raise healthy children. We’re here to support you as a parent - to guide and teach you in the most important role of your life.

We believe firmly in the importance of preventive medicine. This includes complete, on-time immunization for all children, judicious use of antibiotics and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for all family members.

We work as a team and coordinate with expert subspecialists across New York and beyond to care for children with special pediatric health needs.

We offer convenient appointments in Oneonta and when our patients are sick, we see them the same day.

Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments: 607-432-5600

*The clinic is also closed on holidays.

Appointments

Office visits are by appointment only

All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

We make every effort to see our patients on time. To help us maintain an efficient schedule, please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow for registration. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for a sick visit, you will be asked to wait for the next available appointment slot. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for a well child check or follow-up, you may be asked to reschedule the appointment. Please call 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep a scheduled appointment.

Well Visits

Regular well child checks are scheduled at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months and 2 years. After age 2, well child checks happen once per year. Immunizations are given at many of these visits, and the professionals at Fox Pediatrics are strong proponents of complete, on time immunization.

Our busy season for physicals/well child checks is summer and early fall. Please call several weeks in advance if you need a camp/school/college form completed by a specific deadline.

Please note that if we do not see your child for regular physical exams, we will not be able to renew prescriptions or process referrals.

Payments and Insurance

Please bring proof of insurance to every visit. Copayments and patient responsibility percentages are due at the time of service from the person accompanying the patient. If there is no proof of insurance, payment in full is expected.

Prescriptions

Please call the prescription renewal line (607) 431-5218 for routine requests. Include the following information in your message:

  • Your name and the patient's name and date of birth
  • Your phone number
  • The name of the medication, dose and how often it is taken
  • The name of the pharmacy you use
  • Any special instructions (e.g., 90 day supply)

Please allow 48 hours for your request to reach the pharmacy. Requests received on the weekend will be processed by the end of business, Monday.

Renewal requests for controlled substances (e.g., many ADHD medications) must be called in 1 week in advance, as they are handled only by your child's primary care provider. These prescriptions can only be sent electronically to the Pharmacy.

If we are not seeing your child for regular physicals, we cannot renew prescriptions or process referrals.

Sick Visits & After Hours Care

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

Same-day sick visits

We offer same-day appointments to all sick children who need one. Please call as early in the day as possible, and expect to speak to a nurse who will work with you to determine if a visit is needed.

After hours calls

If your child has an urgent medical problem that cannot wait until the morning, please call (607) 432-5600 and remain on the line to reach the answering service. They will contact our highly trained pediatric nurse triage service, and a nurse or nurse practitioner will call you back. Please keep your line open and disable private number blocking. If you do not receive a call back in 20 minutes, please call again. A physician from our practice is always on call when needed.

Weekends and holidays

 The clinic is closed on weekends and holidays.

We will not prescribe antibiotics over the phone if we have not seen your child for the illness. Antibiotics are powerful medications for bacterial infections (not viruses) and can cause many problems when they are overused.