Welcome to Glendale Pediatrics
We are here to partner with you in the care of your growing family
EARLY SUMMER UPDATE:
We are all looking forward to the end of the COVID pandemic and a return to normalcy! However, masks are STILL REQUIRED IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS, per the order of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Please wear a mask and keep your mask on at all times while in our office, irregardless of your vaccination or immunity status.
We will be closed on the following days:
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th
Independence Day, Monday, July 4th
Labor Day, Monday, September 5th
COVID VACCINE UPDATE:
5/19/22 COVID boosters are now recommended for children 5-11y, to be given at least five months after completion of the primary series, per this press release by the FDA. We are awaiting the CDC recommendation. These boosters will help protect this population from the resurgence of omicron and will also help to protect vulnerable surrounding populations. “While it has largely been the case that COVID-19 tends to be less severe in children than adults, the omicron wave has seen more kids getting sick with the disease and being hospitalized, and children may also experience longer term effects, even following initially mild disease,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. Pending CDC recommendation, we plan to administer the booster to eligible patients in vaccine clinics within the next few weeks - stay tuned! We also expect to administer COVID vaccine to children younger than 5y once it is approved. COVID vaccine appointments are also available at myturn.ca.gov.
In conjunction with the CDC, FDA and the AAP, the physicians of Glendale Pediatrics recommend the COVID vaccine for children and boosters for all children ages 5 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for use in children 5 years and up, though clinical trials for Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine are ongoing for patients 6 months of age and up. Here is the AAP information on the COVID vaccine for pediatric patients, and here is a video of nationally recognized pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Offit on the COVID vaccine for children.
WORKING TO SERVE YOU BETTER:
1) In an effort to minimize crowding, we are allowing one accompanying parent/caregiver per patient for all children over 6 months of age.
Infants six months and under may have two accompanying parents/caregivers.
2) WE REQUIRE MASKS IN OUR OFFICE AT ALL TIMES. Yes, even in the rooms.
Please wear a mask over your nose and mouth at ALL times in the office, including in the patient rooms, EVEN IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED. Do not remove your mask unless we instruct you to do so. Children under 2y are exempted.
3) We work hard to keep the office safe for everybody.
We wear appropriate PPE and require you to wear your masks. We have intensified cleaning protocols. We are sanitizing pens and clipboards after each use and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces between patients.
4) We are offering TELEMEDICINE.
A note from our billing staff: Due to the pandemic, telemedicine visits are paid by most major insurance companies, but we recommend that you review your coverage with your insurance plan. There may be an out-of-pocket responsibility, just as your insurance company requires when you are physically in the office.
5) We are offering more TELEPHONE care.
Phone consultations that are longer than 5 minutes and that are independent of a concurrent appointment will be billable services and may be submitted to your insurance on your behalf.
6) We are helping to protect our asthmatics.
Under most circumstances, we will not be administering nebulizer treatments in the office during the pandemic. *** If you are coming to the office for cough and have an albuterol or levalbuterol inhaler and spacer at home, please bring it.***
7) We are keeping up with all the newest data and in continual communication with public health experts.
We are committed to excellence in medical care. We are learning constantly, working hard to keep up with the newest information. We are your source of accurate medical information.
Information about MIS-c, the rare but serious post-COVID condition in kids.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov.
Los Angeles Department of Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov.
If you or your family member has coronavirus, please follow these instructions from the LA County Department of Public Health: home isolation instructions.
If you or your child has been exposed to coronavirus, please follow these instructions from the LA County Department of Public Health: close contact instructions.
Mental health resources: if you or your child is exhibiting signs of stress or anxiety during this time, reach out to us. We are here to help. Click here for mental health resources.
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GLENDALE PEDIATRICS IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES HEALTH NETWORK:
We are an active affiliate office of the CHLA Health Network, a network of high quality pediatricians working hard to improve the care of our patients.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ALTERNATIVE VACCINE SCHEDULE?
We at Glendale Pediatrics encourage all our patients to receive their vaccines on schedule per the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you choose to vaccinate your child following an alternative vaccine schedule, please note that these visits with be booked with your doctor to ensure safety and help guide your decision-making process. We also have some basic vaccination requirements for our patients.