Pomona NY 10970
Mon. – Thurs. | 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. mornings | by appointment
About Pomona Pediatrics
Pomona Pediatrics has been taking care of children in our area since 1987. Our physicians are experienced, caring and understanding, and strive to guide parents and children through the exciting and challenging years of growth and development. We are available to discuss medical and other health-related issues that concern you and your children. It is our privilege and our pleasure to work with you, and we welcome your inquiries.
Pomona Pediatrics is now affiliated with Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP), formerly Children’s & Women’s Physicians of Westchester (CWPW). BCHP is a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital integrated network of care locations and partnerships, ranked the #1 pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through our affiliation with BCHP, we now have access to the top specialists in pediatric medicine and surgery in the northeastern United States.
To help provide timely service to our patients, we prefer to schedule all visits. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your appointment time, we will try to work you back into the schedule, either with another provider or at a later time. However, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
In the event of telephone or power outages, you can reach our answering service directly at 1-888-819-0001.
Well child visits
Regular preventive care visits (also called “well child visits”) include a comprehensive history, age-appropriate screenings, a complete physical exam, and any necessary hearing and vision exams. Age-appropriate immunizations are also a part of these visits.
In New York, all insurance plans are required to cover these visits and immunizations. Some plans may not cover the recommended screenings, however, so payment for these screenings may be the your responsibility.
We strongly suggest that you schedule your child’s next well child visit before leaving your current visit. During certain times of the year our schedule is full months in advance.
We will do our best to fit in patients who walk in with a non-emergency condition, but our patients with scheduled appointments receive preference. Walk-ins may also be offered an appointment later in the day.
Our doctors take emergency calls from their homes after hours. To reach our on-call doctor, call the main office number and our answering service will page a doctor to call you back. On alternate weekends, our after hours coverage is provided by Dr. Joshua Chesir at 845–634–7900.
To receive a call back, you must disable “privacy protection” on your phone, or you will not receive our call.
Please save any routine questions (mild illness, appointments, prescription refills) for regular office hours.
If your child has an emergency, please call 911. Emergencies are conditions that are possibly life threatening, such as a loss of consciousness, severe bleeding or seizure.
For minor emergencies (lacerations, cuts, mild fractures, sprains), please call our office first for instructions.
We process referral requests in the order they are received. You must request a referral before your appointment with the specialist. Insurance company regulations prohibit us from backdating referrals after your visit.
Please call our referral line at 845-362-0205 and leave your name and telephone number, the patient’s name and insurance information, the physician for whom you need a referral, and the diagnosis or concern for the referral. Referrals are transmitted electronically for most insurance companies, and require a minimum of 48 hours for processing. If a paper referral slip is required, you will be notified when the slip is ready to be picked up. We regret that we cannot mail or fax referral forms.
We participate with most major insurance carriers. Please contact our office at 845-362-0202 for the most current list, or when you are considering changing your insurance carrier.
Policies and Forms
If you are new to Pomona Pediatrics or if it has been three years or more since your last visit, please print out and complete our forms and bring them to your first visit.
Learn more about the procedures we offer as well as links to health topics that may interest you.
Alternative Office Hours
The office is closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. After hours, a medical provider is always available by telephone for urgent calls and emergencies.
On alternate weekends, our after hours coverage will be provided by Dr. Joshua Chesir at 845–634–7900.