Effective 1/1/2023 refills will only be done either through the patient portal or calling your pharmacy. Please be sure you have an active patient portal for your refills.

12/1/2021-We are giving the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine for children 6 months & up and also have Covid-19 Moderna booster vaccine available at our office-call to make an appointment.

Revised Covid-19 Practice Information (August 2022)

MASKS are REQUIRED for all entrants aged 2 years and older in all areas of the office at all times… even when the doctor is not in the exam room with you.

The waiting room is open, but please call the office (ext. #4) from your car to let us know when you have arrived for your appointment.

Patients with appointments for communicable, infectious illnesses are directed to enter through the side door on the left side of the building.

Well visits/physicals and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if a patient has any Covid-19 symptoms. Your child may be seen for a sick visit that day, but we need to know in advance, so we can direct you to enter through the proper entrance per above.

Refer to the Erie County DOH website for information about the latest isolation recommendations. (Note that the new, less strict guidelines may not apply to a patient who cannot mask because of their age (<2 years) nor to patients who cannot consistently/reliably wear a KN95 [or better] mask.)

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus

The American Academy of Pediatrics and all our doctors recommend Covid-19 vaccinations and updated boosters for all children aged 6-months and older. You may call us to book an appointment for the vaccine.


CARDIAC CLEARANCE after Covid-19 Infection
Your child needs a cardiac clearance exam for sports participation after infection with Covid-19 if they meet any of the criteria below:

  • ≥12 years of age and engaged in varsity sports or high intensity/highly competitive sports (regardless of symptom severity)
  • For children ≥5 years of age(including non-athletes ≥12years)
    • they had Covid-19 illness with any of the following:
      • fever (≥ 100.4) for 4 days (96 hours) or more
      • chills, severe muscle aches, or severe fatigue for ≥7 days?
      • chest pain or shortness of breath
      • hospitalization
    • since the Covid infection:
      • they passed out or felt as if they were going to pass out
      • they mentioned anything strange about their heart beats
    • they have a cardiac condition that requires periodic follow up with a cardiologist

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric Care in Buffalo, NY

Genesee-Transit Pediatrics is committed to providing top quality care to patients in the Buffalo, NY area. Visiting the doctor’s office can be stressful, especially if it’s your first visit. Below we have listed a series of frequently asked questions to help you be prepared for your visit. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

Q: Do I need to bring my insurance card to every visit?

A: Yes, your insurance states that you should keep your card on you and present it at every office/emergent care visit.

Q: Will there be a co-pay for every visit?

A: Depending on your insurance plan a co-payment may be required. If your insurance has a co-pay it is due at the time of the visit. You should contact your insurance company prior to any office visit if you are not sure what your plan requires.

Q: Why is it important that one of the physicians from Genesee-Transit Pediatrics is listed as my primary care physician (PCP)?

A: If your insurance plan requires a PCP and one of our providers is not listed, then the charges will be denied by your insurance carrier. This could result in you being responsible for any outstanding charges on your account.

Q: Will I need a referral if the doctor sends my child to see a specialist?

A:Each insurance plan has different requirements. Please contact your insurance company for specific instructions.

If you do require a referral, please call us with the following information:
-date of appointment
-name of physician you are seeing
-address & phone number of the physician
-reason for the appointment

If you do not require a referral, we still would like to hear from you once the appointment is made. We document the appointment in your child’s chart and follow up with the specialist if we do not receive a report.

Q: What should I do if my child is admitted to the hospital?

A:You should contact your insurance company within 24 hours. We would also appreciate a call so that we can help with your child’s hospital visit and follow up care.

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

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

(716) 558-5437