Dear Patients,

We will be starting a new urgent appointment system called TRFM Pediatric Rapid Care on 3-6-2017, for same day illness or injury visits for our current children.  If your child needs to be seen urgently, you can text to our regular office line at 509-943-3196 and we will text you back the time to come in.  We will try to have you see your usual provider but that is not always possible with same day visits so please be flexible.  We would need the following information in the text:  name of child, date of birth, brief description of illness/injury, morning or afternoon preference and provider of choice.   


Example: Your text to us:  Johnny Smith, 11/11/2011, sore throat, AM or PM appt time, provider 

Our response:  Dr Pattillo will see Johnny at 10:15. Please confirm.

Your response: Ok

If you have questions, want to speak with a nurse, or are not flexible about time or which provider you see, you will need to call the usual office number.  We will only be responding to texts during main office business hours (8-5) and will only be responding with appointment assignments.  At this time this is for our Pediatric patients only (age 0-18).

If the text system runs smoothly we may expand it for other types of appointments, but please limit it to urgent visits for children at this point.  If you have any questions on this system, please contact us at

Thank you for being a patient at TRFM!




Three Rivers Family Medicine 


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 Healthy children are our most valuable asset.  Annual Well Child Exams & Immunizations are key to maintaining your child's health.



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Annual sports physicals are essential to playing with local sports teams. With extended hours and same day appointments your child can be on the field or court in no time.







As Pediatricians, our Physicians provide medical services for infants, children & adolescents. Keeping children healthy by offering growth & development and treatment of diseases.



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Three Rivers Family Medicine

Three Rivers Family Medicine, PSC has been providing exceptional medical care in the Tri-City & surrounding areas since the 1980's. We offer an extensive array of family-oriented primary health care services. We encourage all patients to actively participate in promoting & protecting their own health.






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Three Rivers Family Medicine will provide the highest quality, patient centered, evidence based primary medical care to patients of all ages. We will treat each patient with dignity, fairness, respect and compassion at all times. As providers, nursing staff, and support staff; we will extend that same care to one another. We will endeavor to encourage both our patients and ourselves to have a healthy & safe life style. We will continually seek for the best practices in medicine and in business to accomplish this.

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945 Goethals Drive

Suite 300/310

Richland, WA 99352



(509) 943-3196



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