Holiday Hours for MLK Day, 1/18/21

On Monday, January 18th, we will have shortened hours in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Urgent care appointments will be available in the Chapel Hill office only. You may call beginning at 7 am for a same day visit. The phones will turn off at 12 noon and there will be no after hours urgent care that evening. The Durham office will be closed for the day.

Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19th.

Inclement Weather 1/9/21

In anticipation of inclement weather on Saturday, January 9th, Chapel Hill Peds will operate on a 1 hour delay. Phones will turn on at 9:30 am for urgent care appointments beginning at 10 am. We are planning to open as usual on Sunday the 10th.

New Year’s Holiday Hours

For the upcoming holidays, our Chapel Hill office will be open every day. On New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31st), we will have shortened hours. We will be available by phone starting at 7:15 am and will have same day urgent care appointments available. We will likely close around 12 noon and will not have after hours urgent care. On New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1st) we will have appointments available for urgent sick visits from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Please call our office starting at 8:30 am to set a telehealth appointment if needed. The office will open for normal 9:00 am to 12:00 noon urgent care on Saturday and Sunday.

Our Durham office will be closed on Friday, January 1st. The Durham office will reopen on Monday, January 4th with normal business hours.

When both of our offices are closed for appointments, we do offer advice nurse services. To reach the advice nurse, call the main office number and follow the prompts. Please be aware there is a charge for advice nurse calls when the office is closed.

Holiday Hours

For the upcoming holidays, our Chapel Hill office will be open every day. On Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th), we will have shortened hours. We will be available by phone starting at 7:15 am and will have same day urgent care appointments available. We will likely close around 12 noon and will not have after hours urgent care. On Christmas Day (Friday, December 25th) we will have appointments available for urgent sick visits from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Please call our office during those hours to set a telehealth appointment if needed. The office will open for normal 9:00 am to 12:00 noon urgent care on Saturday and Sunday.

Our Durham office is closed for the week starting Monday, December 21st. The Durham office will reopen on Monday, December 28th with normal business hours.

When both of our offices are closed for appointments, we do offer advice nurse services. To reach the advice nurse, call the main office number and follow the prompts. Please be aware there is a charge for advice nurse calls when the office is closed.

Thursday, December 17th

Both the Chapel Hill and Durham offices will be closed today, Thursday the 17th, from 12 noon until 1:30 pm. If you are having a true medical emergency at that time, call 911. If you are in need of urgent medical advice, our nurse triage service will be available at that time. Please be aware there is a $16 charge per call, similar to after hours advice calls. At 1:30 pm, our offices will reopen with all regular departments and services available!

Welcome, Dr. Stablein!

Please help us welcome the newest addition to our Chapel Hill Peds family: Dr. George Stablein! We are so excited to have Dr. George join our team to help provide “more than medicine” at our Chapel Hill office on Sage Road. He is now accepting new patients – we can’t wait for you to meet him!

High Call Volumes

With the addition of registering parents for flu shots and checking appointments in over the phone to minimize potential COVID-19 exposure, we are receiving a particularly high volume of calls coming into our system. You may experience longer than normal hold times as you try to reach us over the next few weeks. Please bear with us – our staff is working tirelessly to take each call as quickly as possible. We appreciate your continued patience as we strive to bring you more than medicine.

Increased Hours Beginning September 1st

Chapel Hill Pediatrics has increased hours on weekdays, with phone lines open from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday and 7 am to 6 pm on Friday. Weekends remain at a reduced schedule of 9 am to 12 noon Saturday and Sunday.

Call in to schedule telehealth visits or in person annual physical appointments. COVID19 safety protocols are still in effect–please see the posting in “Health News and Updates” or talk to your scheduler for details.

A promise to our patients.

The past few months have been chaotic and troubling as we face all that the COVID19 pandemic brings. The isolation and uncertainty of what “tomorrow” will look like is fueling uneasiness. Emotions are raw. The recent series of atrocities in Minneapolis and communities around the country are intensifying vulnerability. A sense of safety, deserved by all, is understandably eroded~~especially for people of color.Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents condemns violence and hatred. We believe that all people deserve respect, having their voice heard, and compassionate care. We acknowledge that the field of medicine continues to struggle with racial bias that impacts quality and comprehensive medical care for people of color. We also realize that what is not needed is an empty apology. What is needed is action. We want to serve families equitably, which means we must take responsibility for unlearning racism and helping others do the same. To do our best to stand in solidarity against systemic racism we are committing to identify an action plan to help all at CHP-A deal with the root issues. We ask you to join and strengthen the stand for justice by dedicating time to listening and learning from experts in the field about racism and what it means to unlearn it. We are compiling a list of resources and will post as soon as gathered. We welcome suggestions and recommendations and will review and adjust our list. We also encourage you to schedule time to talk with your pediatrician and/or have your child do the same if there are pressing concerns or points of confusion. We do not have all the answers, we are committed to, imperfectly and humbly, helping parents and children tackle tough issues.

CONCRETE WAYS YOU CAN HELP TAME COVID19

#1 DONATE BLOOD

#2 Deliver groceries to elderly or immune compromised family members or neighbors. Remember to stay six feet apart!

#3 Care for pets or livestock for family and friends who are older or immune compromised.

#4 Wash Hands and Clean all Hard Surfaces!

#5 Keep in touch with friends and relatives. Social distancing and isolation can be hard on everyone.

#6 Social Distancing

#7 CDC recommends wearing masks in public, especially in places where social distancing is difficult.

#8 Share a smile to get through the day 😊