Flu Vaccine
Flu vaccine for the 2017-18 season is NOW available. Flu shots are the only recommended vaccine for this season. The nasal flumist vaccine is not recommended for this flu season. We are now scheduling patients for Wednesday 10/4 2-6pm, Friday 10/13, Wednesday 10/18 2-6pm, Saturday 10/28 8-11am, Sat 11/4 8-11am, Thursday 11/9 and Friday 11/10. Please call to schedule an appointment.

New Providers joining the practice
We are excited to announce that a new pediatrician has joined our team....Dr. Jeffrey Boxer. Please check out the staff page to learn more about Dr. Boxer.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read Literacy Program Introduced at Beacon Pediatrics Rehoboth Beach, DE, 2/16/2016- Getting books from the doctor will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Beacon Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. As of February 16, 2016, Beacon Pediatrics is joining more than 5,000 program sites nationwide that are preparing America's youngest children to succeed in school. Beacon Pediatrics will be utilizing the Reach Out and Read's three-part model to promote early literacy and school readiness. This includes: 1. Giving every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, developmentally- appropriate children's book to take home and keep. 2. In the exam room, speaking with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offering age-appropriate tips and encouragement. 3. In the waiting room, having displays, information, and books to create a literacy-rich environment. In the future we may incorporate volunteers to read to children in the waiting room, thus modeling for parents the pleasures and techniques of reading aloud. The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. Reach Out and Read is a proven intervention that delivers results, and is supported by at least 15 independent, published research studies. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This year, Reach Out and Read's 20,000 volunteer medical providers will distribute 6.5 million new books to 4 million children in all 50 states. We at Beacon Pediatrics are excited to start this program at our practice. Through a generous donation from Cathy Haut, PNP and the support of the Beebe Medical Foundation, we have been able to launch this program. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support our patients and our community. Going forward, we will be depending upon your generous support; all monetary gifts are tax deductible and will be channeled through Beebe Medical Foundation. To learn about the national Reach Out and Read program, please go to www.reachoutandread.org. For more information about Reach Out and Read at Beacon Pediatrics, or if you would like to donate funds, books, or your time, please contact Dr. Stacey Fox at 302-645- 8212, ext 110 or sfox@beaconpediatrics.net. To learn more about how to support Beebe, contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or write to foundation@beebehealthcare.org.

New Electronic Medical Record
Beacon Pediatrics is excited to have a new electronic medical record system. With this change, we will be able to provide our patients and families with access to an improved patient portal. This portal will be more user friendly than our previous system. The portal allows you to schedule and view appointments, receive test results, view immunization records, view visit summaries, patient education information, view billing statements and balance and send secure messages to your pediatrician. Please be aware that the "old" immunization records are still not available on the portal - we expect them in the near future.

Expanded Services Available
We are now OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK except for a few holidays. Office Hours are listed on the home page.

Sports Physical Clinics
We offer sports physical clinics each summer. These clinics are meant for our patients that are not due for a physical (by their insurance rules) yet need one to play sports.

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HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
Beacon Pediatrics LLC
18947 John J. Williams Hwy.
Suite 212
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
302-645-8212
Effective as of September 23, 2013
 
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR YOUR CHILD MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
 
This Notice of Privacy is NOT an authorization.  It describes how we, our Business Associates and their subcontractors, may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law.  It also describes your rights to access and control your Protected Health Information.  "Protected Health Information" (PHI) is information, including demographic, that may identify your child and that relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health conditions and related health care services.
 
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI)
 
PHI may be used and disclosed by your physician, our office staff and others outside of our office that are involved in the care and treatment for the purpose of providing health care services, to pay bills, to support the operation of the physician's practice and any other use as required by law.
 
Treatment:  We will use and disclose your PHI to provide, coordinate or manage the health care or any related services.  This includes the coordination and management of health care with a third party i.e. so a referral physician will have the necessary information to diagnose and treat.
 
Payment:  PHI will be used to obtain payment for services rendered.
 
Reminders/Announcements:  We may use PHI to contact you by phone, text or mail or email for appointment reminders or with newsletters or announcements about special events.
 
As Required by Law:  We must disclose PHI about you without authorization if federal, state or local laws require us to do so or if there is a serious threat to health and safety.
 
Judicial Proceedings:  We may disclose PHI in response to a court order or subpoena or other lawful process.
 
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PRIVATE HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI) WE MAINTAIN ABOUT YOU
 
Inspect and Copy:  You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of your child's PHI.  You must state the reason for your request.  The request must be in writing.  There will a charge for this as allowed by the State of Delaware.
 
Right to Amend:  If you believe that any PHI we have is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to request an amendment.  The request must be in writing.  We may deny your request if you ask us to amend information that was not created by us, is not part of information that you would be permitted to inspect and copy or is accurate and complete.  If the request is denied, you will be notified in writing.
 
Confidential Communications:  You have the right to request that we communicate by alternative means or at an alternative location.
 
Restricted Use:  You can restrict, in writing, that we restrict PHI disclosure to insurance payer if you pay cash at the time of service.
 
Right to Accounting of Disclosures:  You have the right to receive an accounting of the disclosures made by us as required by law except for disclosures pursuant to an authorization, for purposes of treatment, payment and healthcare operations.
 
Breach of PHI:  You will be notified if your unsecured PHI has been breached.
 
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You may complain to us or the Secretary of Health and Human Services within 180 days if you believe your privacy rights have been violated.  There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint.
 
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Patient's Name:__________________________________________
Parent or Legal Guardian's Signature:_______________________
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