Click on the yellow Covid-19 button on our homepage (next to the Portal button) for up-to-date information about Covid testing, symptoms, and vaccines.

Starting, Monday, October 4th, our Burlington office will be at our new location across the Hannaford shopping plaza in Suite 1 next to Snap Fitness!

COVID-19 Information For Our Patients

What To Do For Illness and Possible Covid Exposure

As always, if you believe your child is suffering a medical emergency, call 911 and seek urgent medical care.

If your child is sick and does not have a Covid-19 exposure

Your child needs to stay home and get tested.  If your child has very mild cold-like symptoms that you feel can be managed easily at home, you can arrange testing through a VT Department of Health site (click here for more information).  You can also call us and we can arrange testing through the drive-through testing site at Fanny Allen or through our office.  Your child can return to school or daycare once their Covid test returns negative and their symptoms have resolved for >24 hours.  If their Covid test is positive, they need to quarantine for 10 days since the first day of symptoms.  If you have concerns about your child's symptoms and think he or she needs to be seen, please call our office for an appointment.

If your child is sick and has been exposed to Covid-19 outside the home

Unvaccinated child:  Your child needs to quarantine and be tested.  Your child should be tested now.  If this test is positive, he or she needs to quarantine at home for 10 days since the first day of symptoms.  If this test is negative, he or she will need to continue quarantine and be tested again at day 7 since the exposure (the last day of exposure is day 0).  If both of these tests are negative, your child can return to school or daycare once their symptoms have resolved for >24 hours.  If your child has very mild cold-like symptoms that you feel can be managed easily at home, you can arrange testing through a VT Department of Health site (click here for more information).  You can also call us and we can arrange testing through the drive-through testing site at Fanny Allen or through our office.  If your child develops new symptoms during the 2 weeks following the exposure, he or she should quarantine and be tested again.  If you have concerns about your child's symptoms and think he or she needs to be seen, please call our office.

Vaccinated child:  Your child needs to quarantine and be tested.  Your child should be tested now.  If this test is positive, he or she needs to quarantine at home for 10 days since the first day of symptoms.  If this test is negative, he or she will need to be tested again at day 3-5 since the exposure (the last day of exposure is day 0).  If both of these tests are negative, your child can return to school or daycare once their symptoms have resolved for >24 hours.  If your child has very mild cold-like symptoms that you feel can be managed easily at home, you can arrange testing through a VT Department of Health site (click here for more information).  You can also call us and we can arrange testing through the drive-through testing site at Fanny Allen or through our office.  If you have concerns about your child's symptoms and think he or she needs to be seen, please call our office.

If your child is sick and has been exposed to Covid-19 inside the home

Your child needs to quarantine and be tested.  Call us so we can go over when your child and the rest of your family need testing and for how long you should all quarantine.  If your child has very mild cold-like symptoms that you feel can be managed easily at home, you can arrange testing through a VT Department of Health site (click here for more information).  You can also call us and we can arrange testing through the drive-through testing site at Fanny Allen or through our office.   If you have concerns about your child's symptoms and think he or she needs to be seen, please call our office.

If your child is well but has been exposed to Covid-19 outside the home

Unvaccinated child: If your child is well, is not vaccinated and has been exposed to Covid-19, he or she needs to quarantine and be tested at Day 0 or 1 from the exposure (the day of the exposure is day 0) and again at day 7 or later.   If either of these tests are positive and the child does not develop symptoms, he or she needs to quarantine at home for 10 days since the day of the positive test.  If both of these tests are negative and your child stays well, he or she may return to school or daycare.  If your child develops symptoms during the 2 weeks following the exposure, he or she should quarantine and be tested again.  You can arrange testing through a Vermont Department of Health pop-up site, a pharmacy, or we can arrange testing to be done at Fanny Allen or through our office.   You can find department of health and pharmacy sites here.  If you have difficulty finding a testing site, please call us.

Vaccinated child:  Your child does not need to quarantine as long as he or she does not have any symptoms.  Your child should be tested at day 3-5 after the exposure (day 0 is the day of the exposure).   If this test is positive, he or she needs to quarantine at home for 10 days since the positive test.   If your child develops symptoms during the two weeks following the exposure, he or she will need to quarantine and be tested again.  You can arrange testing through a Vermont Department of Health pop-up site, a pharmacy, or we can arrange testing to be done at Fanny Allen or through our office.   You can find department of health and pharmacy sites here. If you have difficulty finding a testing site, please call us.

If your child is well and needs testing for college, camp or travel

If your child is well and has not been exposed to Covid-19 but needs testing for college or travel, you can access testing at a Vermont Department of Health Pop-Up Site or local pharmacy.  You can find one of these sites here.  If you have difficulty finding a testing site, please call us.

 

 

Covid Vaccines Now Available for Ages 12 and Up!

All children ages 12 and up are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine!
 
This is wonderful news and puts us one step closer to controlling this pandemic and getting our kids and families back to normal life.  Clinical trials of the Pfizer vaccine among kids ages 12-15 showed that the vaccine is safe and effective for this age group.  We do not yet have the vaccine to give at our Timber Lane offices.  Your child can receive the vaccine at a health department clinic, local pharmacy such as Walgreen's or Kinney's, or at a school clinic.  You can view and sign up for a vaccine appointment on the Vermont Department of Health website here.
 
If you have specific questions about the Covid vaccine and your child's health, call our office and we will set up a time for you to talk with your child's pediatric provider.
 

If you have general questions about the Covid vaccine for your child or yourself, check out these wonderful resources:

1) An FAQ for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) here.

2) Vaccine information from Dr. Paul Offit and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which you can access here.

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine

In general, the vaccine is thought to be safe for both pregnant and breastfeeding women.  Here are some reliable links with additional information.

 

How Our Office is Caring for Patients During Covid

We Are Here for You!

Timber Lane Pediatrics is open and we are here for your child and your family.  We continue to see children for well child care and sick visits.  We remain as available to you as always, with office hours 7 days a week and an on-call provider available after hours.  If you have a concern about your child, please call us.

Here are some of the ways we are working to keep everyone safe during this time:

1) We are continuing to see children for essential well child care.

2) We are seeing children for sick visits.  If you are concerned your child is sick, call us.

3) We have eliminated our walk-in hours.  All sick visits need an appointment.

4) Our staff is masked and practicing good hygiene practices.  We are wearing masks and goggles.  We are limiting the number of sick visits we see in the office and are thoroughly disinfecting exam rooms after each patient.

5) We are asking parents to wear masks in our office, as well as children over the age of 2 if they are able to do so safely and properly.

 

Covid-19 Infection in Children

Covid-19 is a new virus and the medical community is learning new information daily.  When children do get sick, children’s symptoms are usually milder than adults'.  Children with Covid-19 may have cold symptoms, a cough, a fever, chills, muscle pain, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  Children and young people who have or had Covid-19 may develop a rash or swelling of the toes that looks like frostbite, also called Covid toes.  Most children with mild Covid-19 symptoms can be safely cared for at home with Tylenol or ibuprofen, lots of fluids, and rest.  Some children with Covid-19 will go on to develop more severe symptoms such as very high fever, fever for more than 2-3 days, new rash, abdominal pain, confusion, weakness or difficulty breathing.  If you are concerned your child has any of these serious symptoms, please contact our office or other medical care urgently.

Click here for up-to-date information from the CDC on how to care for yourself and family if you become ill. Click here for the latest information from the Vermont Department of health.

 

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)

There is information emerging about a serious illness that may be associated with Covid-19 called Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome appears to be a rare disorder of the vascular system that occurs during or in the weeks following a Covid infection.  Children with this syndrome typically are very ill.  Symptoms include 4-5 days of persistent fever, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and red eyes.  Children with severe symptoms may have difficulty breathing, difficulty walking or moving, or seem confused, lethargic, or unusually sleepy.  If you think your child may have these symptoms, please contact our office or other medical care urgently.

Click here for more information on MIS-C from the CDC.

 

CDC Self-Swabbing Intructions

If your child is directed to drive-up testing where you as a parent will swab your child or your child will swab him or herself, click here for instructions.

 

 If Your Family Needs Resources During This Time

Many families are experiencing job loss or financial stress during this time.  If your family needs help with health insurance, food, baby formula, diapers, or other financial support, call Vermont 2-1-1 (dial 211 from any phone) and call our office to get in touch with our social worker.

 

To help you talk about Coronavirus with your kids:

 

 

Timber Lane Pediatrics South Burlington

51 Timber Lane
South Burlington, VT 05403

Phone: (802) 864-0521
Fax: (802) 735-9621

Office Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM*

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have suspended our walk-in hours.

Timber Lane Pediatrics Burlington

Office location:
1127 North Avenue, Suite 41-Moving 10/4/21 to Suite 1!
Burlington, VT 05408

Mailing address:
PO Box 3057
Burlington, VT 05408

Phone: (802) 846-8100
Fax: (802) 735-9337

Office Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have suspended our walk-in hours.

Timber Lane Pediatrics Milton 

11 Haydenberry Drive, Suite 103
Milton, VT 05468

Phone: (802) 893-1200
Fax: (802) 735-9608

Office Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have suspended our walk-in hours.