We all are looking forward to a beautiful summer here in Rhode Island. Hopefully if this weather continues the COVID infection rate will stay low. Our best hope of the kids having a normal summer is to make sure all eligible 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 you are interested in getting your child a COVID-19 vaccine (primary series or booster) we have a vaccine clinic on Friday afternoons. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. Vaccinations can also be given at well visits.
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.
We officially have Moderna vaccines for kids 6 months - 4 years old in our office and are ready to schedule! Right now, we are not giving these COVID vaccines on regular office visits and are scheduling on Friday afternoon clinics starting July 1st to make sure that we keep the scheduling flowing smoothly. Give us a call at (401) 884-8900 to get your kids protected! 🙂
On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we reflect on the many recent mass shootings, including Uvalde and Buffalo, and we #WearOrange to raise awareness about this public health crisis, which profoundly impacts children and intensifies long-standing racial inequities in America. Any death from gun violence is one too many. Children deserve to be safe where they live, learn and play. We must advance policies to help keep children and communities safe from gun violence. AAP advocates for stronger gun laws, comprehensive access to mental health care, and necessary funding for federal gun violence research prevention efforts. We will keep speaking up to keep children safe. #EndGunViolence