Same Day Appointment

Same day appointments at The Carithers Pediatric Group are offered to provide children with urgent healthcare when they need it. Children can be unpredictable. Infections, colds and minor injuries can happen at any time. For children, it is important to take care of these urgent matters as soon as possible to prevent them from getting any worse.

How to Schedule a Same Day Appointment

We know that unhappy children are not easy to deal with. It can be hard to figure out what you need to do to get your child the best care quickly, while trying to make sure they are safe. Scheduling a same day appointment to get your child urgent care is easy at Carithers.

Step 1: Visit Carithers’ Riverside or Southside location page and determine which location is closest to you

Step 2: Call and let us know the issue and that you need a Same Day Appointment

Step 3: If no one answers, check our office hours page and call the other location if they are open

Step 4: If neither office is open and the issue needs to be addressed, go to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. If it can wait or be addressed at home, call our 24-hour answering service at 904-387-6200 and one of our on-call pediatricians will get back with you ASAP


The Carithers Pediatric Group’s two locations in Jacksonville, FL offer quality pediatric care for children in Duval County and surrounding areas. Our same day appointments provide benefits to parents and their children. In pediatrics, as with any other medical specialty, preventative and urgent medical care helps keep kids healthy. Our same day appointment option makes sure that your child gets the care they need promptly, so the illness, injury or infection does not get worse. As parents, we know that waiting for an appointment later in the week or even tomorrow is not an option when your child needs care now. Same day appointments free you of having to plan your week around your child’s appointment. They can also save you time off work by catching illness in the early stages. This can prevent you from having to stay home from work with a sick child. To learn more about all that we offer, visit our services page here.

Proudly Serving Children in Two Locations


2121 Park Street

Jacksonville, FL 32204



7741 Point Meadows Drive, Suite 207

Jacksonville, FL 32256