(last updated September 26, 2021 @ 10:25am)
LeadCare II product Recall
On July 6, 2021, the Rhode Island Department of Health and CDC issued a Health Advisory regarding faulty lots of LeadCare test strips that may underestimate blood lead levels. LeadCare II test strips are the lead tests we use at annual physicals in early childhood (6 years old and under). In early September the recall was extended to include additional test strip lots produced and delivered after July 6. The RIDOH and CDC directive is for all patients who were tested with these recalled test strips to get a more accurate venous lead test.
Our first recalled lots were shipped to us on February 9, 2021. We are reaching out by mail to all families affected by this recall after this date.. This mailing includes a lab slip for a venous lead test that can be used at any local lab (CareNewEngland, Lifepsan, Quest, East Side Clinical Labs, etc.). If you believe you are affected by this recall and have not received our mailing please feel free to call to ensure proper testing.
click here for a link to the CDC Advisory.
COVID VACCINE INFORMATION
all patients 12 years old and older
who live, work, or go to school in Rhode Island
may receive COVID vaccine through the Rhode Island Department of Health.
schedule your appointment by following this link:
we now have a limited supply of Pfizer vaccine in our office!
eligible patients 12 years old and older
who are interested in receiving COVID vaccine in our office should call during regular business hours to schedule a shot-only visit!
Patients 12+ years old may only get Pfizer vaccine, but patients 18 years old and older may get any of the authorized vaccines
The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Education have now expanded the
COVID-19 testing program for K-12 students and staff!
this program has been testing all public and private school children and staff in Rhode Island since September,
but now also tests children and staff in public and private
daycare and preschool!
To schedule a test call
(from 7:30am to 9:30pm 7 days a week)
log in to the RIDOH testing portal here:
this service line is for eligible staff and students who have symptoms, have been identified as a close contact of a positive case, or are a classmate of a positive case.. It is available to children that are home schooled or are learning remotely, not just in-school students.. more information can be found at the RIDOH webpage dedicated to this program:
for children who are not eligible for the K-12 program
the Rhode Island department of health has also established
covid-19 testing for
all symptomatic and asymptomatic children
older than 3 months old
families can order their own testing
by logging in to the Rhode Island department of health
testing portal here:
Waiting for COVID-19 Test results?
If your test was done in our office we call you with the results when we receive them, but you may also get your results directly from the
East Side Clinical Labs results portal here:
If your test was done through the Rhode Island Department of Health portal and/or the K-12 program, We call you with your test results when we receive them, but There have been issues with the RIDOH electronically pushing out their results in a timely and consistent manner.
There are 3 ways you can obtain your RIDOH/K-12 Program results
faster and more directly:
visit the results portal at
call the Rhode Island department of health at
email them at
and let them know you are waiting for results
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:
print it, complete it, and present it to your camp, day care, or school!
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
in the lower left hand corner while waiting for your visit
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.
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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