Coronavirus Pandemic Notice
Posted 2/3/2021

Our Practice Updates General Covid-19 Information
The Coronavirus Pandemic safety protocols remain in place.

All persons 2 years and up who enter the office must wear a face mask that covers both the mouth AND the nose.

To maintain proper social distancing within the office, we continue to call you in from your car and to escort you out one family at a time.

Therefore, entering and exiting transitions take longer. Please be patient with us as we do our best to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Only one adult may accompany the patient(s) for the appointment(s) to limit in office capacity.

We continue to separate, by session, appointments for well/non-sick patients from appointments for sick/contagions concerns.

All entrants are screened for Covid-19 symptoms and exposure. (All non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if there is a positive screen.)

Our pandemic hours are the still Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and we continue to have Saturday hours 8am-12pm.

As usual, we are available for advice 24/7.

Telehealth visits are still available.

The office is not handling cash payments within the office space.

We are not doing in-office testing for Covid-19.

We are not yet offering Coronavirus vaccines.

**We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines (12/2020) to conduct in office cardiac screening for all children 5 years and older in order to determine clearance to resume exercise/gym/sports.


Continue to mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Avoid unnecessary gatherings with persons with whom you do not live.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, nor school with any symptoms of Covid-19 nor if he has had close contact with someone who has or is under investigation for Covid-19.

Refer to the Erie County Dept. of Health website for a list of Covid testing locations.

If you get tested, isolate as if you are positive and quarantine your family until the results are reported as normal.

If there is a test-proven, positive Covid-19 case in your household refer to the Erie County Health Commissioner mandate (Health Alert Priority #355) for the proper quarantine procedure via this link: www.erie.gov/covid19. Note the quarantine time has been shortened from 14 to 10 days.

If you think your child has the Covid-19 virus he may be treated supportively at home. Regarding suspected Covid-19 illness, call if there is fever of 100.4 or higher longer than 72 hours or if there is shortness of breath, trouble breathing, difficulty keeping down fluids, or an extensive rash.

Presently available vaccines are approved for either 16 or 18 year-olds and up.


Stay safe!
Let’s Go Buffalo!
Crush this Virus!

Emergency Pediatric & Prenatal Care in Western, NY

Your child’s well-being is our primary concern, and we are dedicated to providing your child with care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and holidays.

Our physicians are on-site at our two offices Monday through Saturday (including evening hours Monday through Thursday). We encourage you to call us for all urgent medical concerns during these times. We will accommodate your child’s needs at our office. Call our main number, (716) 558-5437, during regular office hours.

Life happens! Sometimes illness and accidents occur after hours. Our on-call physicians or nurses are available overnight and on weekends and holidays to provide you with advice. Please call our answering service (716) 827-1684, so we can help you decide if you need to take your child to the Emergency Room or provide you with advice to get you through the night. When the offices are closed the main office number will direct you to our answering service. If your call has not been returned within one half hour, please call the answering service again and ask to have the page to the doctor repeated. If this is a true emergency dial 911.

Keep Us in the Loop

If your child does need immediate attention after hours in an Emergency room, we appreciate a call before you go. When you call us first, we will recommend an appropriate facility. We will call the facility with our concerns. When we call the facility in advance of your arrival, we request and receive direct communication at the conclusion of the visit. This ensures that we remain involved in your child’s care for improved continuity when you return to our office for follow up care.

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

(716) 558-5437