Welcome to Glendale Pediatrics
We are here to partner with you in the care of your growing family
Closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.
Closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.
Closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.
Take THAT, COVID-19!
COVID-19 infection rates are starting to dwindle in our communities, partially thanks to vaccination efforts. Our physicians and staff were super excited to be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as we begin to see the end of the pandemic on the horizon!
The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for children 16 and up. Pfizer had enough data in clinical trials at the time of the FDA review to allow for a decision to be made about safety and efficacy. Clinical trials for COVID vaccine are ongoing for pediatric patients, and we expect that there will be vaccine available for our younger patients in the coming months.
If your child is 16 or older, you can currently schedule their vaccines at myturn.ca.gov. In the future, Glendale Pediatrics hopes to become a COVID vaccine provider and are going through the process of getting our office registered to do so. Please bring in your child's covid vaccine record so that we can log your COVID vaccine in the medical record.
Changes in our office in response to the pandemic:
1) We restructured our office days into well and sick time.
We are limiting sick patient time to after 4pm during the week. If your child is scheduled for a visit at any other time and has any symptoms of cough, congestion, fever, sore throat or other possible signs of illness, please call us in advance of your appointment.
2) 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 and have restructured our waiting rooms to allow for social distancing. You will have your temperature taken and will be screened prior to your appointment. We are sanitizing pens and clipboards after each use and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces between patients.
3) Wear a mask at all times. Yes, even in the rooms.
Please wear a mask over your nose and mouth at ALL times in the office, including in the patient rooms. Do not remove your mask unless we instruct you to do so. Children under 2y are exempted.
4) We are offering TELEMEDICINE.
We are using Doxy.me for these visits - you receive an email invitation from us when you set up your appointment. You can upload a signed consent to your child's portal. 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 keeping the waiting rooms moving.
Enter our office through the waiting room door on the right. Your temperature will be taken and you will be screened.
Remember, if you or your child has had a fever and/or cough, DO NOT ENTER THE WAITING ROOM. You will be asked to wait in the car until you are cleared to come directly to the back door to be roomed immediately.
7) 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.
8) 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 this rare post-COVID condition in kids MIS-c.
A good hand washing video you can use to learn the basics: proper hand washing.
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.
Trying to decide about returning to in-person daycare or school? CDC back-to-school decision-making tool.
Vaccine appointments: myturn.ca.gov.
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.
WE HAVE A NEW PHYSICIAN ON OUR TEAM!
We are so excited to welcome Dr. Vivian Saavedra to Glendale Pediatrics! Dr. Saavedra comes to us from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she was held in high regard, and she rotated through our practice as a pediatric resident. We were impressed with her then and are subsequently thrilled that she joined our team in July 2020.
View/print immunization records. Pay your bill. View upcoming appointments, most recent well child physical date, recent weight and height. Upload/download school forms. Communicate via encrypted email with the MDs and staff (non-urgent only).
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.