Revised Covid-19 Information 7/2021

Revised Practice Updates
Covid-19 Pandemic safety protocols remain in place but have been scaled back to reflect the progress on combating the virus within the community thanks to widespread vaccinations.

All persons 2 years and up who enter the office must wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.

The waiting room is open, but patients should call first before entering.

Pateints will continue to socially distance while inside.

Entry is limited to essential guests only.

Sick patients are using a separate entrance and are not congregating in the waiting room.

Advance and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if Covid-19 symptoms are present among the patient's household members.

Extended hours to 5pm will resume in September 2021.
General Covid-19 Information
**We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines (12/2020) to conduct in office cardiac screening for all children 5 years and older to determine risk of carditis and clearance to resume exercise/gym/sports.

We are vaccinating eligible aged patients for Covid-19 within the office.

Until vaccinated, continue to mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, team sports nor school when ill nor if s/he has had close contact with someone who has or is under investigation for Covid-19. Proof of a negative test is required for us to write a note to return to above.

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Financial Resources

The Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a partnership between state and federal goverments to provide health insurance for children from working families with incomes too high too qualify for Medicaid but to low to afford private coverage.

Health Hippo provides hundreds of links to policy and regulatory information related to health care.

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency which manages Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance programs. Click on the information clearinghouse section for a list of HCFA publications.

Social Security Administration online answers a lot of questions about benefits, who qualifies for benefits as well as local offices.

Department Of Regulatory Agencies - Contact your state department for any additional information. For example Colorado offers the following: www.dora.state.co.us, a great online brochure "What Happens When Your Health Insurance Says No".

Family Voices Publication List "Managed Care for Children with SHCN" is a wonderful brochure explaining managed care as well as what kind of questions to ask about your insurance coverage.

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

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

(716) 558-5437