FLU CLINICS 2021
Flu Clinic Dates have been posted on our Patient Portal. All Flu Clinics will be held in our NEW ANNEX, located at 526 East Broad Street. An appointment for flu vaccine is required and may be made on our Patient Portal. You may access our Portal through our website at westfieldpediatrics.com. If you do not have a Portal account, please contact our office to obtain a PIN number in order to register a Portal account.
We recommend a flu vaccine for all children over 6 months of age. A mask is required for all children over 2 years old and their accompanying caregiver. Please do not come to the clinic if you or your child has a fever of 100.4 or more, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, or if you are currently in quarantine for COVID or COVID exposure. We also request that children wear a short-sleeve shirt to make it easier and more efficient to administer the vaccine.
We will be scheduling flu vaccines in such a way as to minimize waiting time. However, if there is any wait, you may be asked to stay outside in line due to COVID precautions.
Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates. New Flu Clinic dates will be continually added throughout the season.
NEW ANNEX NOW OPEN!
We are excited to announce that our new Annex location has opened! Our Annex is now located at 526 East Broad Street- right next door to our main building! While we still need to put the finishing touches on, we are excited to welcome our patients to our new facility. Our new Annex offers handicapped access, an outdoor waiting area, and parking in the rear of the building. Welcome!
To All of Our Patients:
To All of Our Patients:
As we are all facing very difficult and challenging times right now, we know that making sure that your children are safe and healthy is your top priority and it is our top priority as well. We want to assure you that we remain available to care for your children throughout this critical time. Given the current situation, we have had to make some changes in how we deliver care to your children but not in the quality of the care that we deliver. Please be aware of the following:
We still encourage all of our patients to come in for their regular Well Visits, particularly if they are due for immunizations. Well Visits are scheduled separately from sick visits. Additionally, we have implemented a new Curbside Scheduling option which would allow you to wait in your car until your exam room is ready. You will receive automated text messages instructing you when to enter the office and go directly to your exam room. There will be no need to sit in the waiting room!
We do offer Rapid COVID testing as well as COVID PCR testing to our patients. Please call to schedule an appointment if your child is sick or needs a COVID test.
We recommend that all people 12 years of age and older receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination sites can be found at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder
At the present time, we will continue to require that masks be worn in our office regardless of vaccination status. We feel that this is still the safest course of action in order to protect our children. We appreciate your cooperation.
Telemedicine: we are now offering telemedicine visits to all of our patients. Telemedicine visits can be used for sick visits as well as ADHD Medication Checks, Behavioral/Mental Health consultations, newborn questions, and many more concerns. We encourage patients to STAY HOME if at all possible. If your child is sick, please call us and we can schedule either a Telemedicine visit or an in-office visit.
We are constantly adapting our practice to the unusual circumstances that we are all faced with. Westfield Pediatrics remains available to you at all times. Please call us if you have any concerns regarding your child. We are here to help!
Stay safe and stay well!
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WALK-IN HOURS FROM 8-9 AM ARE SUSPENDED.
Our doctors and staff take great pride in providing quality healthcare to children and their families from birth through adolescence. As a traditional, small private pediatric practice, we place a high value on getting to know each of our patients and their families throughout the years. It is incredibly rewarding to see our newborns as they head off to college!
At Westfield Pediatrics, we offer a complete array of pediatric services including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well-child care visits including developmental screening assessments and immunizations, and urgent care for acute and chronic illnesses.
We also believe that high quality pediatric care requires you to be able to reach one of our doctors at all times. Knowing that you can always reach someone who knows your child can be very comforting when your child is ill. As such, we have a Walk-In Hour on Mondays-Fridays from 8 am – 9 am for urgent visits. We also provide Same-day Sick Visit appointments every day- including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. After hours phone calls are always taken by one of our doctors or nurses.
At Westfield Pediatrics, we utilize an Electronic Medical Record system and we provide a Patient Portal which allows parents convenient access to common services such as requesting routine appointments, referrals, and prescription refills.
Westfield Pediatrics has been serving the healthcare needs of children for over 50 years. We welcome you to our practice!