Dr. Morra knows that your children are dear to you, and that any illness or injury they may be experiencing may be considered an "emergency." However, problems that can be handled by close parental attention and/or over-the-counter medications should be handled as such. Prescription refills and discussion of minor problems should be handled during regular office hours. Dr. Morra checks his e-mail regularly and may ask a parent to use e-mail to keep in touch with him regarding a problem, but contact via this method should not be used routinely.
In cases where you believe a visit to the emergency department at St. Joseph's in Breese, or St. Louis Children's Hospital or Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis is necessary, Dr. Morra asks that you call prior to heading there. After office hours, your call should be directed to (877) 241-6326.This is the number for Dr. Morra's Children's exchange. The operator there will page Dr. Morra or forward the call to well-trained registered nurses at St. Louis Children's Hospital for any appropriate medical advice.
MOLINA HEALTH CARE PATIENTS IN ILLINOIS SHOULD NOT CALL THE CHILDREN'S LINE - INSTEAD, CALL THE MOLINA NURSE LINE WHICH IS AVAILABLE 24-7 AT (888) 275-8750.
MERIDIAN HEALTH CARE PATIENTS IN ILLINOIS SHOULD NOT CALL THE CHILDREN'S LINE - INSTEAD CALL THE MERIDIAN NURSE LINE WHICH IS AVAILABLE AS WELL - (312) 705-2900, ASK FOR A NURSE
We understand your concern for your children, but Dr. Morra thanks you for your cooperation in limiting after-hours calls when possible.