We started 2022 with high hopes – recognizing the bar was set so low by the challenges of 2021 and most of 2020. We began the year knowing that we had not fully freed ourselves of the grips of the pandemic, but we had a “playbook” and a team. Our fears of COVID were allayed by the widespread distribution of vaccines, and the knowledge that children were mostly only mildly affected; and we faced … [Read more...] about High”er” Hopes for 2023!
The Imperfect Storm When it rains it pours! We have been hit by what Dr. Fauci calls the “negative trifecta” - RSV, Flu, and COVID - on top of all the “common colds” of fall and winter. If you have paid any attention to recent news, you have likely heard that the national pediatric medical infrastructure is being overwhelmed. Locally, we are hearing that urgent care wait times are running … [Read more...] about COVID-Flu-RSV: The Imperfect Storm
In keeping with the latest CDC and FDA recommendations, we will now offer the bivalent COVID booster to all patients aged 5 and older, at all 3 of our locations. Please read on for details. Who can receive the vaccine at Center City Pediatrics? Only registered patients of our practice who have previously established care are eligible to be vaccinated in our office. When should the … [Read more...] about Bivalent COVID Boosters Available!￼
Tis The Season...For Forms! The days may be getting shorter, but as kids prepare to return to school and daycare our “to-do lists” are longer than ever. At the top of our lists are scheduling annual wellness exams, completing school/daycare/athletic forms and retrieving immunization records. Please review our Forms Policy for everything you need to know about submitting forms, … [Read more...] about Forms and Flu Shots – It’s Back to School Time!
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part We hear you. You have spoken to us during your visits, thoughtfully completed your post-visit satisfaction surveys, and even offered your ideas to our suggestion boxes. WAIT TIMES HAVE INCREASED! Whether you are in the office for an appointment or at home connecting to our triage nurses, you have noted delays. As always, we strive to be transparent in our … [Read more...] about Wait Times & Call Responses: What to Expect & Why
Center City Pediatrics strives to keep up with the most up-to-date technology advances. As a result, we will complete a series of important updates to our systems the weekend of May 13, 2022. These updates will impact office hours and availability during that weekend: · The Fishtown office will close at 12 noon on Friday, May 13 and reopen on Monday, May 16 at … [Read more...] about Expect Delays the Weekend of May 13th!