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Open Letter to Our Patients & Families

The clinicians at PHCA know that families remain concerned about their health and safety when coming to a medical facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is important to stay current with your routine and preventative health care needs as well as to not delay evaluation of current symptoms that you may be experiencing.  Please read and share the below letter to our patients and families explaining how PHCA has adapted to the current health care environment.

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Rapid COVID Testing

PHCA is now offering on-site rapid testing for COVID-19.  The rapid COVID-19 PCR test is currently available only for symptomatic patients who are being evaluated in the office, or have had a virtual visit with a PHCA provider.  We continue to offer send out testing for patients without symptoms who require surveillance testing.

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Flu Vaccine Clinics

The providers at PHCA strongly encourage our patients to get their flu vaccine this fall. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, we will not be holding walk-in flu clinics. Appointments for flu vaccine will be required.
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Peabody Closed Saturday, 3.14.2020

Please be advised this Saturday, March 14th our Peabody office will be closed due the electrical power being shut off for preventative maintenance. To accommodate our patients...
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Doctor Richard Lipman is Retiring

It saddens us to announce that one of the co-founders of Pediatric Health Care Associates P.C. is retiring. Doctor Richard Lipman has decided to open a new chapter in his life and begin his retirement...
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Tips for Surviving the Stomach Bug

Our triage department has been getting an increased amount of calls on vomiting and diarrhea. Learn a few tips on how to survive the stomach bug.
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Urgent Care

Call Us First! Unless your child clearly needs emergency care, please call us first. Let us help you decide how to best help your child.
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Welcome Our New Nutritionist

Please join us in welcoming our new Nutritionist, Margaret Stevens, R.D., L.D.N.. She will be seeing all patients at our Peabody and Lynn locations...
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National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August.
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Help Keep Our Oceans Clean

The Earth is swimming in plastic. Human activity along coastlines, runoff, and waste (mostly from single-use plastics) are some of the main culprits of land-based ocean pollutants.
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College Anxiety Group

We are happy to announce our upcoming anxiety group for teens and young adults heading off to college or returning in the fall.
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World Lyme Day

World Lyme Day is observed on May 1st in an effort to raise awareness about Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. 
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National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week - April 27th - May 4th. Knowing the importance of vaccinating infants is one of the best ways to protect your child and family from a vaccine-preventable disease.
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MyChart Patient Portal

With our online patient portal, you can be scheduled appointments online up to 24 hours in advance.
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Hunt's Tomato Paste Recall

Some cans of Hunt's Tomato Paste No Salt Added are being recalled because they could contain mold.
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Recent Measles Outbreak

Unless you have had a direct exposure, Pediatric Health Care Associates’ regular vaccination schedule provides excellent protection. Pediatric Health Care Associates does not accept patients who do not receive measles immunizations on a timely, fixed schedule.
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Recall on Oral Ibuprofen

RECALL ON ORAL IBUPROFEN. Check your medicine cabinet to see if you have any of these lot numbers!
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