September 7th Closure for Staff Meeting

On Thursday, September 7th, all three of our offices will be closed midday for a meeting. The meeting will be from 11:45 am until 2:00 pm and we will not be available by phone during that time. Our Chapel Hill office will reopen at 2:00 pm while our Durham and Hillsborough offices will reopen closer to 2:30 pm. Please call our office outside of that window or seek emergency medical assistance if needed.

New Vaccine Requirement

Are your child’s vaccines up to date for 7th grade entry??

Per NC State Law, students entering 7th grade should be up to date with all the required vaccines for kindergarten entry. In addition, all students entering 7th grade or who have reached 12 years of age on or after July 1, 2015 are required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Note: HPV, Hepatitis A, and a second dose of Varicella are not required but are recommended for this age group by the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).

You may call our office to schedule a nurse visit, or have your child receive these vaccines during their scheduled well child exam this summer.

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!!

Blood Drive

Chapel Hill Pediatrics is excited to hold our first blood drive!  We have partnered with the American Redcross and Grace Church and hope to make this a success.  Donating blood is a great way to give back to our community.  Our blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th from 8-5pm at Grace Church (200 Sage Rd.- located directly across the street from Chapel Hill Pediatrics). 

If you are interested in donating blood please go to www.redcrossblood.org and click on the option to ‘Make a Blood Donation Appointment’.  You can search for our blood drive by entering zip code ‘27514’ or sponsor code ‘chpeds’.

If you are unable to make an appointment on June 25th please know that you can always schedule an appointment at the American Redcross.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

TB Screenings

There is currently a national shortage of TB Skin Tests.  Chapel Hill Pediatrics will continue to administer the TB Skin Test to our current patients under 5 years old as needed.

Any child 5 years and older requiring a TB screen will receive a blood test, Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) known as QuantiFERON-TB Gold. You may check with your insurance company to see if this test is covered under your policy. The billing code for the test is 86480.