Our phone service was interrupted this morning, 9/21. Our provider had a partial system failure. They have been fixed and we are able to answer your phone calls now. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
It is that time of year again. School is back in, germs are being shared. Time to start thinking of protecting your kids from illnesses. Good hand washing, getting enough sleep, and getting a flu shot.
This year we have our flu vaccine early. We already have several clinics scheduled to get as many kids protected as we can. The dates are September 23, October 7 &21 and November 11. Here is a link to our portal so you can schedule your appointment. If you are having trouble accessing the portal please call the office during regular office hours for assistance.
Lots of things to keep track of like shoes, clothes, backpacks, books, paper, pencils. Medication forms for school can be another hassle. Our goal is to get those filled out with every appointment or within 48 hours if we can. Your sports forms should be good for 1 year, call if you need another copy. Have a great school year!
Colorado has developed an immunization education module to help parents understand the importance of vaccines. It has reasons to vaccinate and information about the different diseases the vaccines prevent. I have placed a link below if you are interested in learning more.
EpiPen has issued a recall due to failure of the device in 2 instances outside the U.S. Here is a link to find out which lot numbers were recalled and how to get a replacement.
To provide better service, we have updated the settings on the portal. We can now accept non-urgent messages and medication refill requests. When you log onto the portal there will be new tabs to select. The request tab will allow you to request forms, prescription refills of current medications or records. The message tab will allow you to send a message to our staff. This is for non-urgent questions that can be taken care of within 2 business days. For urgent messages continue to call the office, we try to answer within 30 minutes or less. Here is a link to the portal.
As we come up on spring break, many are traveling to warm places to warm up from winter. Mexico is a common destination as well as other parts of Central America. It is important to understand health concerns while you are away from home. Large resorts are designed for high volume of travelers and only minimal precautions are needed. If you are traveling outside of main tourist areas more care is needed regarding food and water supplies. Diarrhea can be a frequent occurrence. Younger children are more vulnerable to dehydration and hypoglycemia from gastrointestinal illness. Packing electrolyte rehydration to replenish stores lost from illness can speed recovery and prevent need for further medical care. The CDC has a website that answers a lot of questions regarding what illnesses you may encounter. It also lists what vaccines you should have when traveling to a specific country. Here is a link to the website. If you have questions or need to update vaccines give us a call- 303-673-9030.
We are certainly in the middle of cold and flu season. We are seeing influenza, bronchiolitis, sore throats, fevers and the common cold. If you have concerns about your child call the office for questions and appointments. Please wash your hands, stay home when you or your child is ill and try to not spread the germs around. Stay healthy.