12/1/2021-We are giving the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine for children 5 years & up and also have Covid-19 Pfizer booster vaccine available at our office-call to make an appointment.

For symptomatic Return to school/PCR Testing- go to link below-a Doctor script is not necessary for this site
https://www.ksldx.com/


Revised Covid-19 Practice Information (February 2022)

Revised Practice Updates
Genesee-Transit Pediatrics continues its commitment to protecting patients, visitors, and staff by requiring face masking for all persons 2 years of age and older (regardless of vaccine status) in all areas of the office.

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

Entry is limited to essential guests.

Sick patients are directed to enter through the side door.

Advance and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if Covid-19 symptoms are present among the patient or the accompanying adult.

100% of staff are vaccinated against Covid-19.
General Covid-19 Information
Refer to the Erie County DOH website for information about the latest isolation/quarantine recommendations.
https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus

Refer to the Erie County DOH website to report a positive at-home test and to obtain/complete the Affirmation Documents (isolation or quarantine) as needed by your child's school or your employer for justification of absence.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and all our doctors recommend Covid-19 vaccinations for all age eligible children. You may call us to book an appointment for your child's vaccine.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, team sports nor school when ill.

Proof of a negative test will be required if you need us to write a note for your child to return to activities.

There are no legitimate medical reasons for a mask exemption. Please do not request one.

CARDIAC CLEARANCE after Covid-19 infection
Please read to see if your child needs to schedule a cardiac clearance exam with us after infection with Covid-19.

Any "YES" answers require an in-office cardiac assessment exam:
  • Is your child ≥12 years of age and engaged in varsity sports or high intensity/highly competitive sports?
  • For children ≥5 years of age:
    • Did your child have fever (≥ 100.4) for 4 days (96 hours) or more?
    • Do your child have either chills, severe muscle aches, or severe fatigue for ≥7 days.
    • Since the Covid infection did your child experience chest pain or shortness of breath?
    • Since the Covid infection did your child pass out or feel as if they were going to pass out?
    • Did your child mention anything to you about their heart or heart beats?
    • Was your child hospitalized for Covid-19?
    • Does your child see a cardiologist on a regular basis?

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