After Hours Care

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or proceed immediately to the nearest emergency room. The emergency room will contact Dr. Mengers or Dr. VanBronkhorst after you arrive.

What if I have an urgent but non-life-threatening medical questions that arises after hours?
To reach the provider on call for after-hours urgent medical matters please call the office at 301-540-7496 for the name and number of the provider on call. Note: To reach the provider on call after-hours you must leave a voicemail message on the number provided and not a text messages or after-hours portal message.

What if my child does not have a true medical emergency but I need some advice on what to do now?
Fortunately most childhood illnesses and injuries can safely wait until the next business day. For specific guidance on how to manage typical concerns like fever, vomiting, and cough/congestion you can visit https://kidshealth.org/ If you are still concerned, then please call the doctor on call directly and leave a voicemail message.

If I am still concerned and my child needs to be seen after-hours, where does the doctor recommend that I take my child?
PM Pediatrics https://pmpediatriccare.com/ is the preferred after-hours care center for our practice because it provides the highest standard of pediatric patient-centered after-hours care. PM Pediatrics has committed that all children are seen by pediatric-trained providers and is able to manage more complicated conditions including dehydration with intravenous fluids, asthma exacerbation, complex lacerations, and fracture management.

PM Pediatrics (Germantown)
19820 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 301-528-5437

PM Pediatrics (Rockville)
12254 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-710-9440
Monday – Saturday: Noon to Midnight
Sundays/Select Holidays: 10 AM to Midnight

Note: For circumstances where your child needs to be seen at a hospital emergency room (i.e., fever in a newborn, uncontrolled seizures, loss of consciousness), We recommend the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (SGAH) Pediatric Emergency Room in Rockville the SGAH ER offers the highest level of ER care with specialty trained pediatric ER physicians.

Smita Parikh Mengers, MD, FAAP

301-540-7496

19803 Executive Park Cr.Germantown, MD 20874-2649