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2020-2021 Flu Clinic Information

The annual flu vaccine clinic from Franciscan Health is now open! For clinic dates, registration information, and COVID protocol, please visit our blog. While waiting for your flu shot, please observe proper social distancing steps, including wearing a mask and maintaining at least six feet from other patients.

 

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Exposure and Testing Protocol (Updated 8/24/2020):

If you believe your child or you have coronavirus symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and have possibly been exposed to COVID-19, please visit IU Health's Virtual Clinic for a free Coronavirus screening or call Community Health's COVID-19 Hotline at 317-621-5500.

The State of Indiana is offering free COVID testing all over Indiana to Indiana residents ages 1 year and older without needing an order from your doctor. Please visit lhi.care/covidtesting for registration and scheduling. Test results from LHI go directly to patient families and are not sent to our office by LHI.

For alternative testing options, please call our office. We are currently not offering COVID testing in our office.

 

State and Federal Guidelines for COVID Testing and Exposure

State of Indiana Back-to-School Resources (includes guidelines for returning to school)

CDC Testing and Exposure Guidelines for Children

CDC Testing and Exposure Guidelines for Adults

 

Note: If a person (of any age) has the following symptoms, they are assumed to have COVID until proven otherwise:

At least two of the following: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, or new olfactory and taste disorder(s);

OR

At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

Testing:

There is up to a 30% risk of false negative in any test. The validity of the test depends on the patient’s viral load, the quality of the swab, and the quality of the individual test.  Tests are more accurate after approximately 2-5 days of symptoms. There is no role for testing to get a “negative test” to clear a child to return to child care.

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Please visit our blog for updated information regarding our office protocols and policies moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our policies and practices may continue to change throughout the coming weeks as more information becomes available. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncertain times.

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Welcome to Meridian Pediatrics. We are an established pediatric practice serving many communities in and around Indianapolis.

 

Our doctors are dedicated professionals with years of experience keeping children healthy.

We’re also known as compassionate, caring people who truly love working with kids.

All our patients receive exceptional access to our physicians. Our doctors and staff serve as the central place for every aspect of your child’s health. In fact, it’s our goal to serve as your “medical home” for complete and easy access to medical care:

  • Morning telephone hours with our nurses;
  • Saturday office hours for sick visits (all months except June and July);
  • We always have a physician on call for you, day or night, 24 / 7;
  • A relationship with our doctor / nurse teams;
  • Convenient and flexible scheduling, including “same day” visits for illness when necessary;
  • Family educational resources including our “Caring For Your Child” booklet and more.

If you’re looking for a new pediatrician, you’ll be welcomed into our “family” with open arms.

You’ll be impressed with our modern office, our friendly staff, and our experienced, caring physicians. Call us today at 317-844-5351. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

News & Announcements

2020-2021 Flu Clinic Information

 

Sick Appointment Arrival Protocol (UPDATED 9/1/2020)

For patients with sick appointments, we have updated practices for when you arrive for your appointment.

Visit our blog for details

Telemedicine Appointments Now Available

Before your first telemedicine appointment, please download our Telemedicine Acknowledgement Form and email a completed copy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit our blog for information on this new type of doctor appointment

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Visit our blog for an update from our doctors

Online Payments

For convenient online bill payment, please visit our online payment portal

Immunization Records Online

You may now access your child's immunization record by visiting www.myvaxindiana.in.gov.  Before going to the website, please contact our office for your child's PIN #.  You will need this before you can access their record.  The only information stored on this website is your child's name, DOB, home address, and a contact person.  You can access this website at any time.  Hopefully, this will help our parents getting a copy of their child's immunization record without having to make a trip into the office.

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