Spring 2022 Update for EGP families

With schools back in session and masks off we are seeing an increase in illness in children.  Hopefully if this beautiful weather continues the COVID numbers will come back down. Our best hope in keeping the kids in school this year is making sure all eligible (age 5 and older) Rhode Islanders get vaccinated.  We must all continue to practice good hand hygeine and get COVID-19 tested as soon as possible for any symptoms / contact with a case.

When you arrive at the office for a visit you can check in from your car by replying to the text you have received. You will be directed to an exam room. If you are arriving for a well baby/child/teen visit come in the front door.  If you are coming for a sick visit come in the back door “staff entrance.”  If you get confused don’t hesitate to call 401-884-8900. Masks are required in the office for all patients (age 2+) and parents. Teenagers (12+) may come in by themselves – please have them bring a cell phone in so we can Facetime / call you from the exam room.

We are currently scheduling well visits through October 2022.  If your child got behind due to the pandemic or if you are not sure when they are due please call and we can help.

If your child is ill and needs to be seen for a sick visit, please call our office at 401-884-8900.  We are able to do in office PCR COVID-19 testing (takes about 45 minutes) at sick visits. Results of testing will be sent to your portal. Any positive results you will also receive a phone call from us.

If your child does not need to be seen for a sick visit and just needs a COVID-19 test, please refer to the RI Department of Health School Testing Program website to schedule.  If you have trouble scheduling online or have questions the DOH Pre-K-12 hotline is 401-222-8022.

If you are interested in getting your child (age 5+) a COVID-19 vaccine (primary series or booster for age 12+) we are administering the Pfizer mRNA vaccine on Friday afternoons. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

We will re-start our flu vaccination program for the 2022-2023 flu season in September.

We are always available to discuss your concerns, don’t hesitate to call.