MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT MCP FOR ALL VISITORS 2 YEARS AND OLDER.
We will continue to follow CDC and Michigan guidelines regarding wearing masks in healthcare facilities regardless of immunization status. We need to protect our patients who are vulnerable and unable to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. We appreciate your help in providing a safe environment for our patients, their families and our staff. For more information, please refer to the current Michigan/CDC guidance linked below:
COVID VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR PATIENTS 12 YEARS AND OLDER
Please call our office to schedule an appointment! Bingham Farms: 248-642-5437 and West Bloomfield: 248-539-7726
WE HAVE A NEW PATIENT PORTAL. PLEASE WATCH THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO BELOW.
English: https://youtu.be/aOLj49RklFYSpanish: https://youtu.be/SMmRaBW9PZw
Telephone Calls: We will be charging your insurance for doctor calls exceeding 5 minutes per day or nurse-only calls exceeding 15 minutes. Brief calls taking less than these thresholds will remain complimentary. Whether you have a cost share is determined by your insurance plan and policy. If you have questions about our policy, please contact our office at [email protected].
COVID-19 OUTBREAK NOTICE
MCP is committed to protecting our patients and staff from COVID-19.
We have implemented several procedures to slow the spread of the virus:
- Sick visits will be seen in designated exam rooms, and ill patients will enter the office through a separate entrance.
- We are requiring all patients (over the age of 2 years) and parents to wear masks when they come into our office.
- We are insistent that the person bringing in your child is well and has no known recent exposure to COVID-19.
- Please bring ONLY the child being seen to the office.
- All of our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment.
- Once you arrive in our parking lot, please text or call us to let us know that you have arrived.
- Our exam rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after every visit. We are following CDC recommendations; the link to the CDC is on our Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Please be patient with us as we're trying to help every patient of Medical Center Pediatrics stay safe.
If your child has had a known Covid-19 exposure and has any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash, please call our office for instructions.
If you test positive for Covid-19, you need to isolate and take precautions to protect members of your household for 10 days after your symptoms first appear. After the ten days, you may return to work or school when you are fever free for 24 hours (without a fever reducer, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) and your symptoms have improved. Members of your household must continue to quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure to Covid-19.
Fully vaccinated individuals who have come into close contact with someone with Covid-19 should be tested 3-5 days following the date of their exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. If they test positive, they should follow the quarantine guidelines outlined above.
RAPID COVID-19 PCR TESTING IS NOW AVAILABLE AT BOTH OFFICES
For information regarding the coronavirus please visit:https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
Medical Center Pediatrics joins the American Academy of Pediatrics in condemning racism in all forms. We are deeply concerned about the effects of racism on children.
As pediatricians dedicated to the health and wellbeing of ALL children, we are worried and invite you to work with us to change the conversation and the culture of systemic racism. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published a press release that Condemns Racism and Offers Advice for Families on How to talk to their Children.
The experts at Child Mind Institute remind us "Research shows that even very young children are aware of racial differences and children can learn harmful lessons about race when it's not discussed openly." By ages 2-4, children can internalize racial bias. Be part of the solution and teach tolerance, acceptance and love for ALL people, it's never too early. If you are white, acknowledge your own privilege and help your children understand that those who are not, do not have the same chances and are not treated equally in our society simply because of their race.
If you are looking for some good books to begin or continue the conversation with your children, we encourage you to check out these resources to explore age-appropriate written works that support conversations on race, racism and resistance.
We applaud and endorse the efforts of organizations such as Embrace Race whose mission is powerful: "Let’s Raise a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race."
SCHEDULE YOUR WELL CHILD CHECK UPS AND SPORTS PHYSICALS NOW
If you haven't done so already, please call to schedule your child's yearly physical exam. Most school athletic programs require that these exams be done on or after April 15th for your child to participate in Spring and Fall sports
It is still very important to get your family immunized against the flu! Please call the office to make an appointment.
MICHIGAN CARE IMPROVEMENT REGISTRY (MCIR)
As of August 19, 2021, anyone 18 years or older who has immunization records in MCIR will be able to obtain their immunization record at www.michigan.gov/immunize. If an immunization record cannot be found, it can be requested from your local health department or your physician's office.