Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Please scroll down for important information about how Timber Lane Pediatrics is taking care of patients during Covid-19.

*If you have traveled to a yellow or red county or traveled by air in the past two weeks, please reschedule any in-person visits at our office while you are quarantining.  Thank you!

News and Announcements

Flu Vaccines and Flu Clinics

Flu vaccine is here!  We recommend flu vaccines for all children over the age of 6 months every year.  This year, due to Covid, we are strongly encouraging families to be vaccinated early in the season.  If your child has a visit scheduled in the coming weeks, the flu shot can be given at this visit.  If your child does not have a visit scheduled soon, check our list below for a flu clinic.  We will be updating this list as more clinics become available.  Call our office to reserve a flu clinic appointment or with any questions.

South Burlington Office:

  • Saturday, October 31st, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Burlington Office:

  • Tuesday, October 27th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, October 30th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 31st, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Milton Office:

  • More clinics coming soon- stay tuned!

How Do I Talk to My Child About Racial Bias and Recent Protests?

Here are two valuable articles on how to start and continue meaningful conversations with your children about racial bias and the recent protests sweeping the country.  First, advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Talking to Children About Racial Bias."  Second, a timely article from the New York Times, "Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often."

 

Coronavirus/COVID 19 Information

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.  For our youngest patients, we are starting our well child visits by phone or video followed by a brief in-office exam and vaccines.  We are primarily seeing our older patients by video with separate vaccine visits as needed.  If your child has a check-up soon, our staff will contact you with more information.

2) We are seeing children for sick visits.  If you are concerned your child is sick, call us.  For many sick visits, we will start with a video visit and then determine if your child needs to be seen in person.

3) We have eliminated our walk-in hours and waiting room.  Please call before coming to the office.  If you are coming to our office for an in-person appointment, please wait in your car until we are ready to see you.

4) Our staff is practicing social distancing and good hygiene practices.  We are limiting the number of providers and staff in our offices each day.  We are wearing masks and gloves.  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.  One parent only should accompany a child to the office.  We cannot allow siblings in the office at this time.

Covid-19 Infection and Children

Covid-19 is a new virus and the medical community is learning new information daily.  Fewer children than adults seem to be affected by this illness.   When they 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 Covid-19 or were previously infected with 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.  If your child has any of these symptoms or you have any concerns, please call our office.

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 appear to be 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.  

 
If your family needs help with health insurance, food, baby formula, diapers, or financial support during this time, call Vermont 2-1-1 (dial 211 from any phone) or 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
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.