(last updated June 21,  2022 @ 9:48am)

 

We now have COVID vaccine

for all patients 6 months old and older

 

  • For children 6 months to 4 years old we have MODERNA vaccine (two doses separated by 28 days)
  • For children 5 years to 11 years old we have PFIZER vaccine (two doses separated by 21+ days)
  • For children 12 years old and older we have PFIZER vaccine (two doses separated by 21+ days)
  • for children 5 years old and older for whom it's been 5+ months since their second dose we have PFIZER vaccine available for a booster dose

 

 Anyone interested in receiving vaccine in our office should call us at

401-383-4411

Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm

to schedule a shot-only visit during specific time slots we've dedicated

to improving COVID vaccine coverage in our community

 

We also will be offering COVID vaccine to eligible patients

during well child visits

East Side Pediatrics, on Providence's historic College Hill, is a primary care pediatric office caring for children from birth to 21 years old.  

 

Our doctors are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and are board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. We spend time teaching medical students from Brown University and pediatric residents from Hasbro Children's Hospital. Academic rigor keeps our doctors from having stagnant medical knowledge.

 

Knowledge is not enough, though. Our providers understand the importance of bedside manner. We are parents, too, and always consider things from both a doctor's and parent's perspective. We love taking care of children and treat patients as if taking care of our own.

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

COVID-19 and COVID-19 protocols have taken a toll on us all.  It has been extremely challenging for us here at East Side Pediatrics, but our policies and procedures have kept patients, families, and staff safe through it all.  As COVID-19 mandates are being relaxed in the community please note that medical offices are held to a higher standard of infection control.  As such, we maintain COVID-19 protocols with the sole intent of keeping all patients, families, and staff safe.

 

Even as COVID-19 cases decrease and/or community restrictions get relaxed, we still need your support when we ask you to:

  • wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth fully while in the building, even when staff is not with you in an exam room
  • follow proper social distancing throughout your visit
  • consider COVID-19 vaccination if you are eligible

 

Waiting for COVID-19 Test results?

 

If your test was done in our office

 you can get your results directly from the East Side Clinical Labs results portal here:

 

https://escl.luminatehealth.com

 

If your test was done through the Rhode Island Department of Health portal

and/or the K-12 program 

There are 3 ways you can obtain your RIDOH/K-12 Program results

faster and more directly:

 

results portal: portal.ri.gov/results

 

Telephone:  401-222-8022

 

email:  Ridoh.covid19questions@health.ri.gov

The Rhode Island Department of Health has updated guidance on

 

isolation (for those who are COVID positive)

&

quarantine (for those who are exposed to COVID)

 

here

 

 

 most children with COVID-19 can be managed the same way as any other

routine viral infection, with:

  • acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever or aches
  • plenty of fluids to maintain hydration
  • a humidifier for significant nasal congestion
  • time (usually around 7 days)
  • we do not recommend prescription or otc cold medicines

per the Rhode Island department of health,

you do not need a doctor's note to return to camp, day care, or school!

parent can attest to their child's STATUS!  download the RIDOH "after-illness return attestation" form at the following link:

Download
RIDOH Return to School Attestation Form
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine services have been supported by federal and state governments, medical societies, insurance carriers, medical providers and other stakeholders in medical delivery,  From Early in the pandemic, insurance companies have committed to telemedicine to support their customers.

 

Whether there is a copay for your telemedicine visit depends upon the specifics of your plan.

Click the link below for your scheduled telemedicine visit:

when logging in, allow

access to camera and mic

when prompted, and click to perform the

pre-call test

in the lower left hand corner while waiting for your visit

 

  • when we are not in the office there is always one of us on call.  we also use an overnight nurse triage service. the doctor on call and the nurse triage service are both accessed by calling our main office number @ 401-383-4411.
  • With this recent surge in COVID-19, many medical systems, including our answering service and nurse triage service, are deeply impacted by increased call volume.  As always, call 911 if you think you are or may be experiencing an emergency.  For more routine calls, our answering service taking the message and our MDs and nurse triage service will get back to you. though it may take longer than usual..  Please note that our nurse triage service does not have access to patient records, so they can not send referrals, or orders for testing, can not schedule vaccine appointments or office visits, and do not have access to test results.
  • For patients needing in-person evaluation when we are unavailable we recommend JustKidsRI, a pediatric-specific urgent care in Cumberland, Rhode Island, and the Hasbro Children's Hospital emergency department in Providence.
       

Our board-certified doctors have decades of combined experience in Southeastern New England. And they are parents of young children themselves. Find out more!

You may now review recent office visits, print out immunizations and school forms, and modify allergy information from home. All in a HIPPA-compliant environment.

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285 Governor Street, 3rd Floor, Providence, Rhode Island 02906

phone (401) 383-4411            fax (401) 383-8010

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Saturday based on demand (call at 8am!)