Welcome to Singing River Pediatrics
Pediatrics COVID-19 Announcement
During this difficult time, we remain available to provide exceptional care for your child; Singing River Pediatrics greatly appreciates the trust that you have placed in us. As part of our efforts to keep you, your child, and our staff as safe and healthy as possible, we have implemented several temporary changes at our offices.
In our continued efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- We are suspending all non-urgent well-child visits for children over the age of two.
- We will continue to schedule well-child visits for children two years old and younger. The well-visits will only be scheduled during the morning hours:
- We are scheduling sick visits in the afternoons:
- Ocean Springs clinic: Monday through Friday
- Pascagoula clinic: Monday through Thursday and Friday mornings
- Although our pediatric clinics do not see walk-ins, same-day sick-visits can be made – depending on appointment availability.
- We are requesting that only one (1) parent/guardian bring the patient to the clinic – and if at all possible, leaving siblings (who do not need to be seen) and older adults at home.
Virtual visits may be scheduled with a pediatric provider on duty. Virtual visits allow the child with a mild/minor illness or injury (such as a rash, pink eye, or mild burn) to receive treatment without having to make a trip to the clinic. At the time of scheduling the virtual visit, clinic staff will determine if the child’s condition allows treatment via virtual visit or if the patient should be seen in person.
- The Ocean Springs pediatric clinic has temporarily changed our clinic hours from 9 AM until 3 PM, Monday through Friday.
- The Pascagoula pediatric clinic hours are from 8 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Thursday; 8 AM until Noon on Friday.
Please be sure to call ahead of the visit if you or the child has symptoms of a cough or fever, or person-to-person contact with a confirmed/suspected case of COVID-19.
Due to the quickly evolving nature of information and recommendations related to COVID-19, the information above is subject to change.
About Singing River Pediatrics
Our pediatricians and nurse practitioners provide the best evidence-based treatments for your child.
Singing River Pediatrics consists of both inpatient and outpatient care. Singing River Health System admits pediatric patients (12 years old and under) to Pascagoula Hospital under the care of our two hospitalist pediatricians: Dr. Sexton and Dr. Quigley.
Well babies delivered at Ocean Springs Hospital remain at OSH until discharge; however, newborns requiring medical attention will transfer to the Pascagoula Hospital.
General Pediatric Care
Our outpatient clinics in Ocean Springs and Pascagoula can provide your children comprehensive pediatric care.
Well Child Exams
|Everyday Sick Child Diagnosis & Treatment|
ADD and ADHD Screening & Treatment
Dietary and Nutritional Advice
Care for Children with Special Needs
Pediatric Acute Care
Should your child require hospitalization, our team provides exceptional treatment for inpatient children at Pascagoula Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital.
Pediatric Wound Care
We provide customized care for each child and each type of wound, such as:
- Abscesses: red, swollen, infected bumps on the skin that are filled with pus.
- Burns: minor first- and second-degree skin wounds from heat, chemical or electrical burns.
- Gastrostomy tube site problems: when skin breaks down around a gastrostomy tube, which is placed through the skin of the abdomen directly into the stomach to feed kids who can’t get enough nutrition by mouth.
- Pilonidal cysts: abnormal sacs of embedded hair and skin debris, usually located near the tailbone, above the crease of the buttocks.
- Pressure sores: open skin wounds from long periods of inactivity like sitting in a wheelchair or lying in a bed, or from medical devices like splints and casts that press against the skin.
- Surgical wounds: from surgical cuts.
- Trauma wounds: caused by accidents, bites, gun shots, etc.
Vaccines for Children Program
Does your child have Medicaid, or is your child Medicaid-eligible? If so, they may be eligible to receive their shots for free via the Vaccines for Children Program.