Please note: If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.
In an effort to provide safe and comprehensive care, our office has a physician available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This physician will have access to your medical history and is available to offer medical advice over the phone.
If you are sick after hours and do not feel like you can wait until the office opens to speak with a physician, please call our office number (401) 736-4570, to reach our answering service. If appropriate, the physician on call will be paged. If you do not hear from the physician within 30 minutes, please call the answering service again.
Although a physician is available at all times, please be aware that it is best to request refills by contacting your pharmacy, not through the after-hours line. (See Getting Medications Refilled.) Also please note that for safety reasons certain medications that have a high risk of side effects must be refilled by your primary care doctor. These medications (controlled substances) cannot be refilled by the on-call physician.