We specialize in well care for babies through adolescence. We handle most chronic medical conditions as well as acute problems.  Many procedures are done right in our office including sutures, immunizations, and wart treatment. 

"From prevention to disease management, we care for all babies, children and adolescents."

 

 FLU VACCINE:

Beacon Pediatrics has available quadrivalent preservative-free flu shots as well as flu nasal spray (Flumist).  Both forms of vaccine are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC.    To schedule your flu vaccine, please call our office 302-645-8212.

All of the providers at Beacon Pediatrics, STRONGLY RECOMMEND all patients age 6 months of age and older get their flu vaccine.   Getting your flu vaccine this season during the COVID-19 pandemic is especially important to help protect your child from the flu.  We are especially concerned about this upcoming respiratory season and want to have our patients as protected and prepared as they can be.

TELEHEALTH INFORMATION:


Beacon Pediatrics offers TELEHEALTH visits with your provider on a daily basis.  These visits can be done for many sick visits, rashes, pink eye, colds, ADHD med checks, depression, anxiety.  We can not do them for well child visits/check-ups.  Call 302-645-8212 for questions or to schedule an appointment.  Please see the Patient Education page for Preparation Information for your TELEHEALTH visit.
 
 
 

COVID 19 INFORMATION:

See information below with our current office hours.  All visits will be by appointment only.   Scheduled sick visits are readily available.

 Your child’s safety is our priority.  We want to ensure our well children stay well and we want to continue to provide care for our children that are sick.  To that end we have instituted the following in our office:

1.    Separate entrances and areas of the office for well and sick children.

2.    Staff and providers are either working in the well area or the sick area….not shifting back and forth.

3.    All rooms are being cleaned thoroughly between patients. No toys are in the exam rooms. 

4.    There is  NO waiting room – you will be greeted at the door and escorted directly to an exam room. 

5.    All children and caregivers are being screened prior to entering our office to ensure they are seen in the appropriate area of the office.

6.    We ask that the child and only 1 caregiver attend the appointment if possible.

7.    We require that the parent/guardian/caregiver and child 13 years and older wear a mask to their appointment.  If the child is less than 2 years old they should NOT wear a mask.  If the child is less than 13 years but greater than 2 years, we strongly encourage mask use.

8.    All staff are screened each day prior to starting their workday.  Staff will be wearing a mask at all times.  They may be wearing additional personal protective equipment as well.

 We encourage our families to continue to have your child receive their appropriate well child care and stay up to date on their vaccinations. Please see the article on the Patient Education page for more on this topic.

 We are able to provide many of our patients care through telehealth services (with audio and video capabilities) with our providers.  A telehealth visit is just like “Facetime” or “Skype” but with our provider and in a HIPAA compliant secure connection.  Our staff may offer that as an option for medication checks, some followup visits and some sick visits.   If you would like to schedule a visit via telehealth, please call our office at (302) 645-8212. 

 Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make changes during this ever evolving COVID 19 pandemic.    Remember that social distancing, wearing a mask when you are in public, staying home if you are sick and good hand hygiene are critical during this time.  As always, Beacon Pediatrics wants to ensure the safest environment and best care for you and your family.

 

 

Monday - Thursday  8 am - 6 pm
Friday   7:30 am - 3pm
Saturday  8 am - 10 am
 
All visits will be by appointment only.  No walkin visits during this COVID 19 pandemic.   
 

Closed Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

 
If you are looking to go to the website to do the PEDS (the online developmental tool), click on the link www.forepath.org/portal.  Please do this developmental assessment several days to a week prior to your child's 9 month, 18 month and 30 month well child checks.


Insurance cards and picture IDs are required at all visits. These are insurance and legal requirements.









At Home with Coronavirus
We are in the midst of very difficult times. It is certainly inconvenient to stay home in lockdown during the current coronavirus pandemic, but please understand that it is absolutely necessary, and is the right thing to do to combat and control the spread of COVID-19. Stay home. Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds (plain soap and water is preferred). Kids frequently put their fingers in their eyes, mouth and nose, so teach them proper hand hygiene as well. If you must leave the house, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please call the office if your child is sick and/or you have questions. We can help you decide if he/she needs to come in. We also offer Telehealth visits. We do recommend that infants continue to come in for their routine visits and immunizations.

Can kids get COVID-19?
They can, but it is much less common in children, and is usually a mild illness. It is uncommon for kids to get severely ill or be hospitalized, and very rare to end up in the ICU.

Prevent Boredom
Children need a routine. Set up a healthy and productive daily schedule and post it on the refrigerator or other visible place. Include wake time, meal and snack times, learning time, play time, exercise, and bedtime. Have the kids help set up the schedule. If you are working from home, include the adults' work time on the schedule as well. Have dinner together as a family every night: eat, talk, discuss the day. It's a good idea to have a designated spot for school/learning. Sometimes a timer can be useful to warn children that it will soon be time to transition to the next activity. Have them help with the household chores. Set expectations. Communicate.

Weather Alerts
none at this time

New Providers joining the practice
Please check out our staff page to learn about our new providers.