COVID-19 Testing Locations and Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Families, Recently, a majority of calls coming into our triage have been about where to get COVID-19 testing, mainly for asymptomatic patients. There is an increase in demand for testing with so many camps, daycare, and colleges resuming a modified schedule. …

Talking to Your Children About Racism

While the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing guidelines have been a novel source of extreme stress and uncertainty, the recent deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (as well as the harassment of Christian Cooper) are stark reminders that, for many …

I hope you and your family are well! I wanted to share a few important things with you. WMPEDS COVID Fashion (COVID RELATED)Below you’ll see some of the office’s new garb. When interacting with patients, gloves and masks are always worn. If we suspect …

Assessing COVID-19 Risk During “Reopening” – How To Decide What Risks Are Right For Your Family

As we enter the third month of social distancing and living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing more and more questions about responsible behavior moving forwards. What follows is a longer than usual e-mail that strives to provide the clearest and …

Quarantine Addition: Medicine Cabinet Clean Out!

Dear Families, Quarantine has left many teens feeling bored as if they have nothing to do. Well, it happens to be the perfect time for spring cleaning! We know that people tend to keep expired or unused medications in their homes. Storing …

Electronic Medical Record System Down

Dear Patients,  Due to an ongoing issue with the Children’s Hospital computer network, all of our servers have been shut down for the indeterminate future. As a result, all access to our electronic medical records is currently unavailable. While the team at …

A common concern for parents, particularly of younger children, is the child’s tendency to overreact. This can also be something that adults struggle with at times. One strategy to target this behavior is to help our children recognize how big the problem actually is, …

Influenza Influenza is here with a roar but symptoms are a little different this year. We are seeing headaches, mild sore throat, chills, fevers 100-105 and a significant cough. Many parents come in worried their child has strep or pneumonia.  Some helpful …

Influenza & Coronavirus Information

Influenza Influenza is here with a roar but symptoms are a little different this year. We are seeing headaches, mild sore throat, chills, fevers 100-105 and a significant cough. Many parents come in worried their child has strep or pneumonia.  Some helpful …