CHOP Primary Care, Salem Road, is part of the CHOP Care Network. Our practice is a pediatric medical home providing comprehensive primary care from birth through the age of 21 years. We accept most insurance plans, and our doctors have staff privileges at Virtua Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We care for infants in the newborn nursery at Virtua Memorial.
If you are having your baby at Virtua Memorial, make sure to tell your nurse that you have chosen CHOP Primary Care, Salem Road (Burlington Township) for your child’s pediatric care so we can see your baby every morning.
When necessary, sick children are admitted to a Virtua hospital, CHOP, Capital Health or Princeton University Medical Center. We maintain close contact with the pediatric staff at those institutions to keep abreast of your child’s care.
We encourage families to call us directly with questions or concerns during our office hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
What makes us different
Our primary care practice:
- Provides well checks (physicals) every weeknight and Saturday throughout the year.
- Shares electronic medical records with CHOP specialists, providing better coordinated care and improved patient safety through alerts of drug interactions, allergies and vaccinations due.
- Sends prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy so your child’s medicine is ready when you arrive.
- Has a separate sick and well waiting rooms.
- Participates in Reach Out and Read, which provides every child between 6 months and 5 years of age with a new book at every well-check visit.
- Provides ADD/ADHD evaluations, abscess drainage, wart freezing, and ear piercing.
- Has Spanish-speaking physicians and staff members. Un doctora y una recepcionista hablan Español.
- Provides on-site crash cart, defibrillator, hearing and vision screening, rapid strep, urinalysis, pregnancy test, finger-stick hemoglobin, and glucose tests.
- Offers wireless internet connectivity for families’ use in our waiting rooms.
We schedule new patient meeting once a month where families get to meet our providers and staff members, learn about our practice, tour our facility, and ask us any questions. Please call the office during regular scheduled hours for an appointment. If you cannot make one of our scheduled monthly meetings, we will be happy to schedule a time that is convenient for you.
Please download and complete these forms prior to your child’s visit:
All patients are seen by appointment only. For routine problems and check-ups, please call as far in advance as possible so that we may schedule your child's appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We have appointment schedules available approximately three months in advance. If there are ongoing concerns or medical problems, please make us aware so that we can schedule your child's appointment accordingly.
Please be on time for appointments; this enables us to minimize your waiting time. Occasionally, our providers may be delayed by an emergency, and your appointment may need to be postponed at the last minute. We apologize for this occasional inconvenience. Please understand that we would do the same for your child in an emergency.
We recommend that older children and adolescents be seen for a complete physical examination and health maintenance review every year. This is in addition to any sick visits, since it is difficult to focus on other important issues and problems in the midst of an illness.
All check-ups include an assessment of your child's physical growth as well as intellectual and social development. Please bring a list of questions and concerns to your child’s visit. We will address them and make sure you understand our answers to these questions before you leave.
Some children, especially those with chronic problems or illness, may require more frequent visits and/or additional tests.
We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics for routine preventative care.
If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Another family will be grateful for the time.
Calling our practice
Please make all non-urgent calls during our regular business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The nursing staff will triage phone calls based on written protocols. All phone calls and advice are reviewed by one of our doctors. You may request that a physician return your call after the nurse has spoken with you. However, if your concern is urgent, it is always in the best interest of both doctors and patients to schedule an office visit.
Please provide a direct phone number and keep your phone line free and unblocked.
Most returned calls are made in the evening when the doctors are finished with direct patient care. Please have a pen and paper ready to write down instructions, and have the name and number of your pharmacy available.