Pediatrics

Riley Physicians pediatricians at Indiana University Health Arnett provide comprehensive pediatric primary care throughout the region.

In addition, IU Health Arnett Hospital is home to a designated Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our board certified neonatologists provide care to all infants, including critically ill or premature babies. The IU Health Arnett Hospital NICU is staffed 24 hours a day by an on-site neonatal provider.

Our pediatric services include primary care, several Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health specialty visiting physicians and health/safety resources. We have convenient Riley Physicians Primary Care locations in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort and Monticello. Our diverse group of providers has interests in many areas, allowing us to address general and complex issues for children.

Our services include:

  • Appointments for patients, birth to college-aged, including well-child and same-day appointments for illness
  • Asthma management
  • Comprehensive sports physicals
  • Developmental, behavioral and learning disorders

For your convenience, we offer evening hours for busy families, Saturday and Sunday morning illness clinics (Sunday only during the school year) and a 24-hour phone nurse for questions.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our specially trained NICU team includes experienced neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, NICU-trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists. All NICU providers are trained in neonatal resuscitation and have a strong focus on developmental care of critically ill and premature infants. You are encouraged to stay with your new baby in your own private room, where you receive support and care from our dedicated staff.

Our neonatology services include:

  • 12 private rooms that allow parents and baby to stay in the same room overnight
  • 24-hour, on-site care by a neonatal provider
  • Attendance at many routine and all high-risk deliveries
  • Care of sick and preterm infants, including 23 weeks gestation to full term
  • Invasive procedures, including umbilical catheterization, endotracheal intubation and peripherally inserted central catheters
  • Neonatal response team, including a neonatal provider, a NICU registered nurse (RN) and a neonatal-trained respiratory therapist
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Newborn consultations, including high-risk pregnancy consultations
  • A shared electronic medical record platform with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, allowing real-time information sharing of test results and diagnostic images

We are proud to offer families the peace of mind and support that comes with the nationally recognized NICU program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Contact a Nurse

To speak to a nurse between 8 am – 7 pm, please call 765.448.8777 or 800.899.8448.

Prescription Refill Line

Riley Physicians primary care pediatricians provide a prescription refill line you can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can dial directly into voicemail and leave the information for your child’s prescription refills without waiting to speak to a nurse. Please allow 48 hours for refills. You will need to provide a photo ID and pick-up the prescription from the provider’s office.

Phone the prescription refill line at 765.446.4499 or 800.899.8448, ext 4499 or request refills through MyChart. Be prepared to leave the following information:

  • Your name and phone number
  • Patient name and birth date
  • Your physician’s name
  • Name of medicine to be filled
  • Medicine dose and frequency
  • Your pharmacy name and location
  • Name of individual who has permission to pick-up prescription

We retrieve voicemail messages three times a day, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Safe Sleep

What is Safe Sleep?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age. Many cases are preventable by creating a safe-sleep environment for babies. A simple way to remember how to create a safe-sleep environment for your baby is ABC: Alone, on their Back, and in a Crib.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and other safe sleep experts recommend following these practices to further help to reduce the risk SIDS:

  • Always place a baby on their back to sleep, for naps and at night.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Keep your baby’s crib in the same room where you sleep. Share the room, not a bed. Always place the baby in a safety-approved crib, bassinet or portable crib for sleep.
  • Your baby should not be put to sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair, either alone or with another person.
  • Sitting devices like bouncy seats, swings, infant carriers or strollers should not be used for routine sleep.
  •  Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
  • Wedges and positioners should not be used.
  • Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.
  • Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep. If you are comfortable, baby is comfortable.
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • After breastfeeding is well established consider offering your baby a pacifier (not attached to a string) for naps and at night.
  • Follow healthcare provider guidance on your baby’s vaccines and regular heath checkups.

Please contact your infant’s healthcare provider with any concerns or questions.

For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit: cribsforkids.org/education

Well-Child Visits

Well-child visits are recommended to help prevent and identify serious health conditions and to ensure the healthy development of your child. During your child’s well-child visit, the physician may take measurements, offer immunizations, complete behavior assessments or evaluate for developmental milestones. Riley Physicians at IU Health Arnett follow the preventative pediatric healthcare guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends well-child checks at the following ages.

Recommended Ages for Well-Child Visits

Please click the links below to view the well-child booklet for key ages. We have also provided a dosing chart for your convenience.

After 30 months of age, well-child visits are recommended every year until 21 years of age.

Additional Contact Information

We have six convenient locations to serve you.

Primary Practice Locations:

  • 2600 Ferry Street, Lafayette
  • 2600 Greenbush Street, Lafayette
  • 253 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette

Additional Practice Locations:

  • 810 S. Sixth Street, Monticello
  • 550 S. Hoke Avenue, Frankfort
  • 5165 McCarty Lane, Lafayette