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   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!!


Our office will be closed on Saturday, June 9th

Our office will be closed on Saturday, August 11th


We will have a new after-hours answering service as of Thursday, April 26th, 2018

When you call our office after our phones are turned over to the service, it will state that we are closed.  Please note the times given for our office hours.  Although phones are turned over, we are still in the office after phones are turned over so that parents may come to pick up and drop off necessary forms and paperwork.  Please call if you will need to pick up any forms closer to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, or 4 pm on  Friday.  If you have an appointment after the phones are on service, and you call about the appointment, the answering service will be able to get a message to us and we will still be here at your appointment time.  The answering service offers a Nurse Triage service for basic questions about medical concerns, and will direct you to Urgent Care or the  ER as necessary after hours.  For non-urgent issues, please call when the office reopens.  


     New Hours starting in January 2018

Monday  -  Thursday:  7 am - 4:30 pm.   Phone calls will be taken until 4 pm

Friday:  7 am - 3:30 pm.  Phone calls will be taken until 3 pm

Saturday:  9 am - 12 pm.  Phone calls will be taken until 11 am 


For future office updates, please 'Like' and follow us on Facebook! @HSPediatrics


Flu Vaccine Clinics for 2018 / 2019

In order to ensure that all of our patients have the opportunity to be vaccinated against the Flu for the coming year, we will be adding more Saturday vaccine clinics!  Please stay tuned for more information in August about the 2018 / 2019 Flu Season!​

***In order to prevent the same level of anxiety and hysteria that the 2017-2018 flu epidemic has caused, our physicians STRONGLY advise that all patients come in to receive their flu vaccines in September and October of 2018!


WINTER WEATHER NOTICE


Healthy Starts Pediatrics will be open during most minor weather events. In consideration of the safety of our patients and staff who may travel more than an hour to our office, there may be occasions in which we must open late or close when it is not safe on the roadways. Typically, these instances will be during ice events, higher accumulations, blizzard conditions or during 'Snow Emergency' status. At times, we are at the mercy of the owner's ability to open the parking lot. Despite the travel distance, our staff will make every effort to be here.

If you have an appointment or your child is sick, our Facebook page is the most up-to-date way to get the latest information. Our answering service will be made aware of closings, but may not have complete information on when me may open.

You can find us on Facebook: @HSPediatrics


***In order to prevent the same level of anxiety and hysteria that the 2017-2018 flu epidemic has caused, our physicians STRONGLY advise that all patients come in to receive their flu vaccines in September and October of 2018!


CONCERNS REGARDING MEASLES AND PERTUSSIS


As part of Healthy Starts' proactive philosophy in addressing the current, fast emerging disease epidemics of Measles and Pertussis, as well as fully keeping with the Center For Disease Control guidelines, we are immediately revising our Vaccine Schedule. We will now be administering the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine at the 1 year visit instead of at the 15 month visit and the second Booster will now be given at 3 years, rather than 4 years. To provide peak Pertussis protection we will give the Tdap Booster at 10 years of age (5 years after the Kindergarten Booster, rather than at 11 years of age.) These important changes are compliant with School Vaccine guidelines as well. Thank you for Vaccinating and protecting your children! 


Please visit periodically to view progress and explore new information.

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Your Child's Health Matters

CODING CHANGES

Due to new coding guidelines, if there are other active problems discussed or found at a well-child exam, your insurance company may require a second co-pay. If this is the case, you will be billed for this additional co-pay.

Appointments: 

Phone:  717-652-7616
Fax:  717-909-3204