NEW WEEKEND HOURS

We are pleased to announce NEW WEEKEND HOURS beginning April 12th!!

Our phones will be on from 9am- 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays for call ahead appointments.  We will also offer walk in availability from 8:45am to 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday!  Walk ins are for minor illnesses with symptoms fewer than 24hrs and patients will be seen on a first come first served basis.

We thank everyone who took the time to complete our survey and answer the question of what we can do to better accommodate your needs…. We are listening and enthused about our changes!!  Please stay tuned for more exciting changes in the near future!!

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Parents unaware of hearing loss risk
Recent studies found that 1 in 6 teens has high-frequency hearing loss due to excessive noise (volume and time exposed are equally damaging). But, a recent study found 96% of parents believe that their teen is not at risk for hearing loss, but that 67% of parents would be willing to limit their teen’s listening with earbuds or headphones.
CDC – Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Signs – Adolescent and School Health

Paperless Billing

Chapel Hill Pediatrics is offering a new service for your convenience!

We have a new, secure system for putting an HSA card or credit card on file with our office.  If you choose to use this convenient feature, you could have the peace of mind that your copays, deductibles, or coinsurance are always charged to the same card.  An electronic receipt will be emailed to you for each tranaction, saving the paper and hassle of mailing traditional bills.  This might be a helpful service for you if:

– grandparents or babysitters bring your child to appointments

– your older child is bringing him/herself to appointments but you still plan to be the one financially responsible

– you have an HSA card or flexible spending card that you want to make sure you utilize

ASK US HOW TO GET STARTED TODAY!!

How can I tell if my child has a cold or is suffering from allergies?

This is sometimes a difficult question for pediatricians. Symptoms consistent with a cold or a viral/infectious process are: fever, yellow or green mucous, and duration of symptoms less than two weeks. Symptoms more consistent with allergies are itchy eyes, itchy throat, itchy nose, prolonged symptoms, and symptoms that happen at the same time each year. Facial puffiness, red eyes, cough, and a clear runny nose occur in both colds and allergies. If you are unsure if your child is having allergy symptoms, consider scheduling an appointment.

Tuesday, March 4th

Due to inclement weather Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents will operate on a delayed opening.  The phones will turn on at 10am.  If you have an urgent medical question, before 10am, please call 877-514-3675 to speak with an advice nurse.  Please be aware there is a $14 charge for all calls.

 

If you had a prescheduled appointment between 8 am -9:50am this morning, our office will call you to reschedule your appointment. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, March 3rd

We will not have evening clinic in our Chapel Hill and Durham office.  Our phones will shut off at  5pm.  If you are in need of urgent medical advice after 5pm please call our main number to speak with a triage nurse.