Welcome to Glendale Pediatrics
We are here to partner with you in the care of your growing family
One of the very best things about pediatrics is the inherent joy and kindness of our little patients! We love your kids' drawings and cards, and we are so grateful for any positive feedback you may have! It is like water in the desert. We consider it a great privilege to get to be a part of your family's lives, and we so appreciate you.
We are starting a little campaign to fill up our world with a bit more color and kindness. If you or your child would like to write a note, make a drawing or a card and bring it in, we will happily post it in our break room to brighten things up! Or if you notice something special about the care you have received, please tell us, write a review or send us a note. Kindness matters and improves the mental health of both the giver and the recipient!
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." (Aesop)
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." (unknown)
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." (Dalai Lama)
Thursday, 11/25/21 - Closed for Thanksgiving Day (in observance of national holiday)
Friday, 11/26/21 - Open for urgent morning visits only
Friday, 12/10/21 - Closed in the afternoon for our annual holiday party
Friday, 12/24/21 - Closed for Christmas Eve (in observance of national holiday)
Saturday, 12/25/21 - Closed for Christmas Day
Friday, 12/31/21 - Closed for New Year's Eve (in observance of national holiday)
Saturday, 1/1/22 - Closed for New Year's Day
COVID vaccine update:
11/18/21 In conjunction with the CDC and the AAP, the physicians of Glendale Pediatrics recommend the COVID vaccine for children ages 5 and older. Vaccine appointments are readily available at myturn.ca.gov. We have registered to receive COVID vaccine and plan to have the ability to vaccinate patients in the future.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for use in children 5 years and up. Clinical trials for Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine are ongoing for pediatric patients 6 months of age and up, and we expect that there will be vaccine available for our younger patients in the coming months. Here is the AAP information on the COVID vaccine for pediatric patients, and here is a video of nationally recognized pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Offit on the COVID vaccine for children.
11/18/21 Influenza outbreaks have started to hit college campuses, meaning that we are expecting influenza to hit our communities soon. Call today to schedule your annual flu vaccine so that your body has a running start if you're exposed to influenza. We have Saturday flu clinic appointments available. Feel free to bring siblings along to scheduled appointments to get their flu vaccines.
We currently have both versions of the flu vaccine available: Flumist nasal spray and the injectable flu vaccine. Kids under 9y require two flu vaccines one month apart the first year they receive the flu vaccine.
Winter viral season has begun ...
Medical offices and urgent cares everywhere are extra busy these days, especially with the heightened demand of covid testing required for school attendance. Because of this, we generally cannot pre-book visits for ill visits but have same day appointments set aside daily. The phone lines open at 8:45 am Monday - Saturday.
Working to try to serve you better:
1) In an effort to minimize crowding, we are allowing one accompanying parent/caregiver per patient for all children over 6 months of age.
Infants six months and under may have two accompanying parents/caregivers.
2) WE REQUIRE MASKS IN OUR OFFICE AT ALL TIMES. Yes, even in the rooms.
Per CDC recommendations, healthcare settings will continue to have mask requirements for the foreseeable future. Please wear a mask over your nose and mouth at ALL times in the office, including in the patient rooms, EVEN IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED. Do not remove your mask unless we instruct you to do so. Children under 2y are exempted.
3) We work hard to keep the office safe for everybody.
We wear appropriate PPE and require you to wear your masks (over your mouth and your nose). We intensified cleaning protocols. We are sanitizing pens and clipboards after each use and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces between patients.
4) We are offering TELEMEDICINE.
A note from our billing staff: Due to the pandemic, telemedicine visits are paid by most major insurance companies, but we recommend that you review your coverage with your insurance plan. There may be an out-of-pocket responsibility, just as your insurance company requires when you are physically in the office.
5) We are offering more TELEPHONE care.
Phone consultations that are longer than 5 minutes and that are independent of a concurrent appointment will be billable services and may be submitted to your insurance on your behalf.
6) We are helping to protect our asthmatics.
We will not be administering nebulizer treatments in the office during the coronavirus pandemic, as this can be an aerosolizing procedure. If you are coming to the office for cough and have an albuterol or levalbuterol inhaler and spacer at home, please bring it.
7) We are keeping up with all the newest data and in continual communication with public health experts.
We are committed to excellence in medical care. We are learning constantly, working hard to keep up with the newest information. We are your source of accurate medical information.
Resources regarding the pandemic:
Information about MIS-c, the rare but serious post-COVID condition in kids.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov.
Los Angeles Department of Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov.
If you suspect you or a household member could have symptoms of coronavirus: home isolation instructions.
Mental health resources: if you or your child is exhibiting signs of stress or anxiety during this time, reach out to us. We are here to help. Click here for mental health resources.
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Call our office to ask a staff member to sign up for the Portal. Once you have signed up, you can access our Portal through https://gpeds.pcc.com/portal or by using the button on this website.
GLENDALE PEDIATRICS IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES HEALTH NETWORK
We are an active affiliate office of the CHLA Health Network, a network of high quality pediatricians working hard to improve the care of our patients.
ALTERNATIVE VACCINE SCHEDULE
We at Glendale Pediatrics encourage all our patients to receive their vaccines on schedule per the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you choose to vaccinate your child following an alternative vaccine schedule, please note that these visits with be booked with your doctor to ensure safety and help guide your decision-making process.