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Covid-19 Testing Sites for Asymptomatic Patients  … Continue reading

Children 5 and up are now eligible for the Pfizer Covid Vaccine

Wilmington Pediatrics is excited that children 5 years and up can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As a vaccinating practice we stand with the AAP and the CDC. Unfortunately we will not have the vaccine in our office, but at this time you may find other facilities on and  … Continue reading

Influenza Vaccine 2021 – 2022

Wilmington Pediatrics has completed our Flu Clinics for the 2021-2022 season. We have conducted three well-attended flu clinics, including our first-ever drive-thru flu clinics. As a vaccinating practice, we stand with the AAP and the CDC in encouraging vaccinations. If you are still in need of an Influenza Vaccine, … Continue reading

Mask Exemptions

Mask Exemptions:
The CDC recognizes there are specific instances when wearing a mask may not be feasible. In these instances, consider adaptations and alternatives. The following categories of people are exempt from the requirement to wear a mask:

A child under the age of 2 years. … Continue reading

What is Telehealth?

‘Telehealth’ (also known as ‘telemedicine’) is the provision of healthcare remotely through the use of telecommunication technology. You are now able to connect with your physician using telephone, texted or emailed images, and/or video-conferencing.
Here are some of the criteria we use to determine whether a telecommunication meets the criteria for and will therefore be billed as a telemedicine visit:

Any telephone or videoconference visit that lasts more than five minutes
Any telephone or videoconference encounter which results in:
A lab or imaging order
A referral to a specialist
A new prescription (not a refill)
A photo sent to the physician for further evaluation
Counseling for behavioral Health
Discussion/counseling on positive COVID-19 test result … Continue reading

Winter Weather Update:

Due to the Winter Storm we will be closed on Tuesday Feb 2, 2021. We will re-open on Wednesday Feb 3, 2021. For Any urgent matters please call our answering service at 781-721-5068 and ask to speak with the doctor on call. … Continue reading

New MDPH Regulations Regarding Influenza Vaccines for Students

Per Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Influenza vaccine (Flu shot) will be required by December 31st, 2020 for all children older than 6 months who are enrolled in:

Child Care
Colleges and Universities

There are exemptions to this requirement for very specific medical reasons or for religious reasons. … Continue reading

Forms in the time of COVID-19.

A few words about SCHOOL/CAMP/COLLEGE FORMS:In the interest in keeping everyone safe, please download the most recent physical form from your Wilmington Pediatrics portal and send it in to your institution. If you can not access the portal, give us a call to walk you through the process. … Continue reading

Phase 1 Update

We are working hard to accommodate the backlog of physicals of all ages, while meeting strict safety standards set forth by the DPH and CDC. You will notice some physical and many procedural changes to our practice. When we call to schedule you, … Continue reading