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Pediatrics is a primary care specialty that focuses on the care of children from birth through adolescence and into young adulthood. Pediatricians provide routine check-ups and immunizations, treat minor ailments, diagnose and coordinate care for more serious conditions, and provide overall health and wellness care and guidance.

Our expert team of pediatricians has earned a reputation for providing outstanding personalized healthcare for children. We use a “primary care practice” model, meaning you select a single pediatrician or nurse practitioner within the practice to be your child’s primary care practitioner (PCP). And our doctors, many of whom have special interests in areas such as asthma and ADD/ADHD, emphasize the importance of getting to know “their families.”  

Convenient Office Hours and Acute Care Appointments

To make it easier for working parents to conveniently access healthcare for their children, our Putnam office is open an extra hour in the evening (until 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday, so that parents can make appointments after school and work, when necessary.

And when a minor illness or injury arises, your child’s primary care team is there for you with acute care appointments. This provides not only convenience but also allows your child to be seen and treated by the same primary care team where he or she already has an established history of care. Saturday morning acute care appointments are also offered at our Putnam location for pediatric patients from any of our practices. Because sick visits in our practices are billed as an office visit, this also helps you to avoid the higher cost of care at an urgent care center or emergency department.

Our Integrated Network of Care

As your “Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH), your pediatrician and the rest of your child’s primary care team also coordinates and facilitates his or her care throughout our system. To aid in this effort, we’ve designed our integrated system to allow your primary care team and our emergency department, specialists, diagnostic imaging technicians, laboratory technicians and other healthcare professionals to “talk” about your health through electronic medical records that provide instant access to your medical information. This allows your entire care team to make an informed and comprehensive evaluation of your condition and to provide top-quality care within a truly integrated and holistic approach that also eliminates errors and redundant services to help you control your healthcare costs. 

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Our Primary Care practice locations are your homes for patient centered care. We’re in pursuit of developing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach to health care. In this model, the PCP serves as your health care advocate, coordinating all aspects of your care throughout our system.

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a medical home not simply as a place but as a model of the organization of primary care that delivers the core functions of primary health care. The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes:

  1. Comprehensive Care: Provided by our Day Kimball Medical Group team of care providers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, care coordinators, and others.
  2. Patient-Centered: The primary care medical home provides health care that is relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person. Partnering with patients and their families requires understanding and respecting each patient’s unique needs, culture, values, and preferences.
  3. Coordinated Care: The primary care medical home coordinates care across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, and community services and supports. Such coordination is particularly critical during transitions between sites of care, such as when patients are being discharged from the hospital.
  4. Accessible Services: The primary care medical home delivers accessible services with shorter waiting times for urgent needs, enhanced in-person hours, around-the-clock telephone or electronic access to a member of the care team, and alternative methods of communication such as email and telephone care.
  5. Quality & Safety: The primary care medical home demonstrates a commitment to quality and quality improvement by ongoing engagement in activities such as using evidencebased medicine and clinical decision-support tools to guide shared decision making with patients and families, engaging in performance measurement and improvement, measuring and responding to patient experiences and patient satisfaction, and practicing population health management.

Find a Pediatric Practitioner

Day Kimball Healthcare offers pediatric services throughout Northeast Connecticut, through our Day Kimball Medical Group practices. Click the "Find A Doctor" button above to make to browse and read more about our family medicine doctors and practitioners, including a list of those currently accepting new patients. Visit our accepting patients page or call 1 (844) DKMG DOC (1-844-356-4362).

Billing and Payment Information

Billing for pediatrician office visits will come from Day Kimball Medical Group. Please check with your insurance carrier about your specific coverage, copays and deductibles as well as any prior authorization requirements. If you have questions regarding your bill, need assistance with health insurance or need help paying for care, please contact the Day Kimball Medical Group business office at (860) 928-9270. For more information, visit our Day Kimball Medical Group billing page. You can also pay your bill online, through our MY HEALTH patient portal. 

Other Services Integrated with Pediatrics

Behavioral Health
Diagnostic Services
Emergency Care
In-Home Care
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Specialty Care
Surgical Care

Related Areas of Interest

Primary Care: Overview
View a list of pediatricians accepting new patients 
View a list of all Day Kimball Medical Group pediatricians 
Social Services & Child Advocacy Programs
Support Groups


Locations, Hours and Contact Information


Day Kimball Medical Group | Pediatrics
Day Kimball Hospital Campus
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260
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Phone: (860) 963-6390 
Fax: (860) 963-6343
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Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Day Kimball Medical Group | Pediatrics

Day Kimball Healthcare Center
12 Lathrop Road
Plainfield, CT 06374
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Phone: (860) 457-9190
Fax: (860) 457-9192

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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