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."
COVID 19 VACCINATION:
Beacon Pediatrics is pleased to announce that another milestone has occurred in the fight against COVID-19. The Pfizer COVID vaccine for 5 to11 year olds has been approved and recommended by the FDA, CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics. The vaccine has been found to be very effective in preventing COVID disease in 5 to 11 year old children as well as hospitalization and death. The side effect profile of the vaccine for this age group is similar to that for teens and adults though the rates of fever, headache, muscle aches and fatigue are lower. The Pfizer vaccine requires 2 doses separated by 21 days for all approved ages. The dose approved for the 5 to 11 years olds is only 1/3 of the dose that is approved for 12 years of age and up. At the appointment for the 1st dose, we will schedule the next dose.
Scheduling for vaccination is available by clicking the "Self-Scheduling" link to the right or by calling the office at 302-645-8212. Additional information about the vaccine can be found at: https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Ask-the-Pediatrician-COVID-19-Round-Up.aspx or https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Getting-Your-Child-Ready-for-the-COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx
If you have further questions or concerns about the vaccine, please discuss with your provider.
Beacon Pediatrics is still giving flu vaccine to our patients and their parents and immediate family members. Please read below to schedule an appointment.
Beacon Pediatrics is happy to offer quadrivalent flu vaccine for our patients AND THEIR FAMILIES this year. We have the influenza shot and the influenza nasal spray (Flumist) available. The inactivated flu shot can be given to persons age 6 months and older. The flu nasal spray is a live attenuated vaccine and can only be given to persons 2 years to 49 years. In addition, the flu nasal spray should NOT be given to immunocompromised persons, pregnant women and young children with history of wheezing. Also, some people with chronic medical problems should not receive the flu nasal spray. For additional information, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/whoshouldvax.htm. If you have further questions, please discuss with your medical provider.
To schedule you or your child’s flu vaccine, please click on the link to the right (PREFERRED) or call our office 302-645-8212. Weekday appointments are in the office. All of the providers at Beacon Pediatrics STRONGLY RECOMMEND all who are eligible 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 you and 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.
COVID 19 INFORMATION:
See information below with our current office hours. All visits will be by appointment only. Scheduled sick visits are readily available. For more information on the safety measures that we have taken at Beacon Pediatrics, please refer to "Alerts & Notifications" on the right.
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.
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3pm
Saturday 8 am - 10 am
Sunday 8 am - 10 am
Friday (12/24) - 8 am - 11 am - acutes only
Saturday (12/25) - CHRISTMAS - CLOSED
Sunday (12/26) - 8 am - 10 am - acutes only
Monday (12/27) - Thursday (12/30) - 8 am - 6 pm - regular office hrs
Friday (12/31) - 8 am - 11 am - acutes only
Saturday (1/1/22) - NEW YEARS DAY - CLOSED
Sunday (1/2/22) - 8 am - 10 am - acutes only
All visits will be by appointment only. No walkin visits during this COVID19 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.