Important Information Regarding FluMist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of immunization experts that advises CDC, voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. ACUP continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated flu vaccine (IIV) or recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV), for everyone 6 months and older. (Announcement from the North Carolina Immunization Registry, posted 7/1/2016).
 
As a result of the above recommendation, Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic will not have the FluMist vaccine available during the upcoming flu vaccination season.

Vaccine Research Study

We are very excited to be partnering with The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina in a research study, the aim of which is to improve communication with parents about vaccines. 
 
Letters and a study packet are being mailed out if your child has an upcoming well appointment.  Participation in this study is voluntary, but would be greatly appreciated as we believe it will help us better address our patient and parent needs. 
 
If you receive one, please read the study instructions. Should you choose to participate, you will need to complete the questionnaire and bring it with you to your child’s well appointment.
 
Participants can elect to receive a $10.00 Target e-gift card for their time completing the initial mailed questionnaire and a follow-up online survey.

If you have been invited to participate in the study we are involved with and wish to complete the follow up survey to be eligible for the gift card incentive, please click on the following hyperlink:

Vaccine Hesitancy Study Follow Up Questionnaire

Independence Day 2016

Independence Day Hours:

Our office will be closed for Independence Day.

However, for urgent situations we will be open for the following Walk-in clinics:

Saturday, July 2nd                                          9:00am – 11:30am

Sunday, July 3rd                                             1:00pm – 3:00pm

Monday, July 4th                                             CLOSED

Tuesday, July 5th                                            Regular hours

In case of a medical emergency, please call 919.966.3820 or 888.267.3675 to speak to an advice nurse.

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day Hours:

Our office will be closed for Memorial Day.  However, for urgent situations we will be open for the following Walk-in clinics:

Saturday, May 28th                            9:00am – 11:30am

Sunday, May 29th                                       1:00pm – 3:00pm

Monday, May 30th                              9:00am – 11:30am

In case of a medical emergency, please call 919.966.3820 or 888.267.3675 to speak to an advice nurse.

Easter Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed for the Easter Holiday.  However, for urgent situations we will be open for the following Walk-in clinics:

Friday, March 25th                            9:00am – 11:30am

Saturday, March 26th                        9:00am – 11:30am

Sunday, March 27th                           CLOSED

In case of a medical emergency, please call 919.966.3820 or 888.267.3675 to speak to an advice nurse.

Vaccine Research Study

We are very excited to be partnering with The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina in a research study, the aim of which is to improve communication with parents about vaccines. 
 
Letters and a study packet will be mailed out, starting in the coming weeks, if your child has an upcoming well appointment.  Participation in this study is voluntary, but would be greatly appreciated as we believe it will help us better address our patient and parent needs. 
 
If you receive one, please read the study instructions. Should you choose to participate, you will need to complete the questionnaire and bring it with you to your child’s well appointment.
 
Participants can elect to receive a $10.00 Target e-gift card for their time completing the initial mailed questionnaire and a follow-up online survey.

Inclement Weather 2/15/16

2/15/16
Due to the threat of inclement weather, our office will be following our inclement weather policy. Currently, we plan to open tomorrow, February 15, at 9:30am. There will be no morning walk in. If you were planning to come to walk in, or feel your child needs to be seen, please call our office after 9:30am and we will make arrangements to accommodate seeing your child while we are open.
In the event we need to open later, we will update this message. Please check here or call the office prior to coming to any appointments.
Thanks very much, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Sports Tryouts are Around the Corner

Warm, spring-like days are a good reminder that Spring sports tryouts are around the corner. NCHSAA requires a physical within 1 calendar year for participation. Schedule your child’s physical at CHCAC, your child’s medical home, and we’ll get those forms filled out and address any medical needs.

Collection Notice error

It has come to our attention that there was an error with our most recent set of bills that went out to patients.  It appears that anyone who had an account balance, and received a bill dated 1/14/2016, received a “Collection Notice” regardless of whether or not their account was overdue.  This was our mistake and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused any of our patients. We always want any errors to be brought to our attention so they can be quickly remedied.

As always, please feel free to call our office at 919-967-0771 if you have any questions or concerns about bills you receive.

Thank you very much