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.
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?
We are currently seeing cases of chickenpox, a viral illness that is caused by a very contagious virus, varicella zoster. To contract chickenpox, a child usually is exposed to another child with it. Then, in about 2 weeks, the child develops a mild fever and an itchy, bumpy red rash. The red bumps turn into very small blisters. The blisters eventually crust over and scab, and then heal back to normal skin. There is a very effective vaccine to prevent your child from getting chickenpox, and most children who have not had chickenpox should receive the vaccine at any time after their first birthday.