Emergency and After Hours Care

If there is an emergency, please call  our office and speak to a provider – there is always someone on call 24-7 .

We are your advocates and partners in health and would like to facilitate your hospital, ER and urgent care needs.

If you believe you need after hours care or may need to go to the emergency room, please do the following:

Call the office (day or night) at 215-440-8681 to notify us of your problem.

There is always a provider on call to assist you. Some problems that are less severe may be treated by your provider over the phone until the office opens on the next business day, thus saving you the expense and wait time typically encountered in busy emergency rooms. If you are unsure about what to do, please call us first.

9th Street Internal Medicine urgent and next day appointments

If you have an urgent problem, call us at (215) 440-8681. We can see you for a same day and next day appointment. These are available with shorter wait time and lower costs than the emergency room. Early evening appointments are also available 2 days per week.

If you go to the emergency room

Call our office number to let us know so that we can contact the emergency room on your behalf. It is important that the physicians there, who do not know you, have access to your complete medical history. Also please advise the ER staff of the name of your physician at NSIM and request that they contact us to give them your medical history and to update us on their findings and recommendations.

If you are admitted to the hospital

Call, or have someone you trust call the office as soon as possible, certainly within 24 hours, to be sure that we are aware of your admission and the name of your hospital physician. (Note: the hospital may not notify us of your admission, so please make sure we are aware.) We will assist you in arranging appropriate after hospital care, including home care, additional testing, and follow-up appointments in our office and with specialists as needed.

When you are discharged

From either the ER or hospital please contact the office to arrange for appropriate follow up care as soon as possible.

Urgent care centers

If you find that you need an urgent care center after our office is closed, please click on this link to find a center nearest to you.  https://finders.ibx.com/finders/providers?brand=IBCCR

COVID-19 Vaccine


We are sorry to inform you that, although we had originally planned to partner with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer the COVID 19 vaccine shots in our office, we will be unable to
do so.

We realize that this is disappointing to many of you, as we were hoping to make it easy for our patients to obtain the vaccine. However, the Philadelphia Health Department has decided to not distribute COVID Vaccine through physician offices but to focus instead on retail pharmacies, large mega-sites, collaborative arrangements with community groups, places of worship and large hospital systems.

We recommend that you go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Health department websites as well as those neighborhood pharmacies to find a vaccination location near you to schedule your shot. See the links below. If you are physically unable to leave your home, call our office and we can help you arrange to have a nurse come to your home to administer the vaccine.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

https://covid-vaccine-interest.phila.gov/?lang=en-US

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record.

WE URGE ALL OF OUR PATIENTS TO GET THE VACCINE. If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record. Once you have been vaccinated, please follow the CDC guidelines to fully protect yourself and others. https://ww.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.fully-vaccinated.html

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

Wishing you good health,

The NSIM and MDVIP physicians, Nurse practitioners, and Staff

Call us (215) 440-8681  | View COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Info