While so many routines are reasonably on hold during the pandemic, it’s now time to get back to your child’s annual check up and vaccine schedule.

We are here for you and your family. Your child’s health is our top priority and the best way to honor their health is to avoid delays in getting well checks and sticking to their vaccination schedule.

Having an in-person visit is essential for physical exams and preventive health screenings like hearing, vision, oral health and developmental and mental health.

Staying up to date on your child’s vaccine schedule is an important step to protect your children from some very serious illnesses, like Mumps, Measles, Whooping Cough and Flu.

As your partners in guarding your child’s health, we’re reminding all parents: Vaccines — which protect children from preventable illnesses — are paramount to keeping us healthy as individuals and as a community.

Now, more than ever we need to work as a community to ensure preventable diseases do not have the opportunity to surge while we are busy managing the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports physicals — which are required by the school for participation in specific activities — are part of a well check visit and can also be scheduled now. The sports physical form is good for the entire school year.

Above all, we understand that you and your child need to feel comfortable and safe when coming to the clinic for a visit. We have taken every measure to ensure the utmost safety for our patients and our staff.

How we keep patients safe:

Nurse-Phone Triage
No one enters the medical center without first being screened, over the phone, by a nurse. This helps us ensure patients with COVID-19 symptoms are seen outside the building or in one of our negative airflow exam rooms.

Virtual Waiting Room
When you do visit our clinic, you will see we have created a “virtual” waiting room that allows you to wait outside or in your car and help you avoid unnecessary contact with others.

Outdoor Respiratory Clinic
Patients with respiratory symptoms will be seen either outdoors in our respiratory stations or in one of our negative air flow exam rooms to help ensure patient and provider safety.

We’ve expanded our telehealth program so we can see many patients — even some older children and teens — virtually.  Learn more here.

To schedule your child’s annual visit, or to find out if your child is due for their next well-check, contact the med center.


Dr. Christine Mahoney