We are open for physicals and sick visits with safeguards in place to maintain proper social distancing within the office. Telehealth visits are available also, and they are covered by the insurance companies. As usual, we are available for advice 24/7.
All persons 2 years and up who enter the office must wear a face mask that covers both the mouth AND the nose.
We are seeing patients by appointment only.
We continue to have Saturday hours but not evening hours. M-Friday hours are 8-4pm.
To limit traffic in the office we request that only one adult accompany the child/children for the appointment(s). (Please do not bring extra children who do not have appointments.)
To maintain proper social distancing we have our patients using their vehicle as their own private waiting room until called to be escorted inside, one family at a time.
Well/Advance Rechecks are scheduled in the mornings and early afternoons while sick visits that cannot be managed by telehealth visits are scheduled in the late afternoons.
All patients are screened for:
symptoms of Covid-19 within 2 wks
travel to a Covid-19 “Hot Spot” within 2 wks.
a close contact:
with symptoms of Covid-19 within 2 wks.
who traveled to a Hot Spot within 2 wks.
under investigation for or quarantined for Covid-19 within 2 wks.
Appointments for well visits or advance rechecks are rescheduled if the screening above is positive.
We are not handling/exchanging forms nor payments within the office space. Please mail, fax, or send forms/papers through the patient portal.
Your family will be escorted out of the office one family at a time.
Employees are screened similarly prior to entering the office.
Our goal is to keep minor illness out of the office and urgent care centers, so please call for a Telehealth Visit.
We are not doing in-office testing for Covid-19.
The Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics endorse continued well visits to ensure that children stay up to date on their immunizations.
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 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.
The practice is not recommending Covid-19 antibody blood tests until more data is available on their accuracy and clinical usefulness.
Continue social distancing and good hand hygiene.
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.
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, or an extensive rash.
Everyone eligible for Flu shots should be vaccinated this season.
Just because we all are getting tired of the Pandemic, it doesn’t mean it’s over!
Everyone must do their part for the greater good.
If that is not inspiring enough, do it for your Nana and Papa!
Thank You from the Providers and Staff of Genesee-Transit Pediatrics.
We are currently seeing cases of croup, a viral respiratory illness that most often is caused by the parainfluenza virus. The cough and breathing that are associated with croup make it distinctly different from other viral colds or respiratory illnesses. This is because the parainfluenza virus infects and irritates the voice box, the vocal cords, and the windpipe. The cough is worse at night, and it has a distinct bark that sounds much like a seal's bark. Associated with the barky cough, your child may have difficulty when inhaling air, making a labored and whistling sound when breathing in -- called stridor. Humidified air and fluids often are the most helpful treatments.Please call the office to have your child evaluated by the doctor if he/she has symptoms of croup.