Face coverings REQUIRED for everyone 6 years of age and older.
We continue to follow the CDC recommendations for ongoing use of masks in the healthcare setting for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Since many of our patients still are too young to be eligible for the vaccine, we want to keep our patients safe in our office. Thank you for keeping the kids safe!
Welcome to Hilliard Pediatrics!
Welcome to Hilliard Pediatrics!
At Hilliard Pediatrics, we believe in treating each child as an individual. We strive to maximize each child's health within their unique circumstances. We strive to offer excellent care and advice when your child is sick or well.
Central Ohio Measles Outbreak
There is currently a measles outbreak in central Ohio. So far, all cases are in children that are not fully vaccinated, most of whom are old enough to be vaccinated. Quite a few of these children have been hospitalized. This is why immunizations and herd immunity are so important! The good news is that even just one MMR vaccine provides VERY good immunity against Measles.
Columbus Public Health has now updated their guidance to recommend immunizing children 1-4 years of age with the second dose of MMR as soon as possible, but at least 28 days after the first dose of MMR (given at 12 months of age). Similar to flu vaccines, we will be administering the MMR vaccine at appointments (including sibling appointments) as well as dedicated vaccine clinics. These second vaccines will still "count" towards kindergarten requirements.
**Please note the MMR is a live vaccine and cannot be given within 28 days of any other live vaccines such as FluMist.**
If your child has not received two MMR vaccines and has been exposed to Measles, please contact our office and leave a message on our nurse line during regular business hours to receive further guidance.
COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinics
We are still having clinics for both flu and COVID-19 vaccinations as well. When scheduling, please let your scheduler know which vaccine(s) you would like so that we can schedule appropriately. If you are interested in both the COVID-19 and flu vaccine, they can be administered at the same time or separate appointments.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends influenza vaccination of everyone 6 months of age and older during the 2022-2023 influenza season. They are recommending both the flu shot and FluMist equally again this year.
COVID-19 vaccines are approved for individuals 6 months of age and older. Our office will be administering Moderna vaccines to those 6 months through 4 years of age and Pfizer vaccines to those 5 years of age and older. The FDA has now authorized a bivalent booster for individuals 6m-4y of age that received Moderna as the primary series, to be administered at least 2 months after completion of the primary series. We also have the Pfizer bivalent booster available for patients 5 years of age and older. Please note we are no longer able to administer the primary series for those 12+. If your child has not yet received their primary series and is 12 years of age and older, we recommend checking with your local pharmacy or the health department to see if they are carrying this vaccine.
Vaccine Clinic Dates
Monday, January 16 - 9:00am - 12:00pm - currently full
Thursday, January 26 - 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Monday, February 6 - 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Please call the office during regular business hours to schedule your child for their COVID-19 and/or influzena vaccine and press option 2 to speak to the front desk.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination page here.
The CDC has created an isolation and exposure calculator to help determine if you need to isolate or take other steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please note this tool does not take into account children that are too young or unable to wear a mask. If your child is unable to properly wear a mask, they should quarantine for 10 days post exposure. Additionally, the CDC recommends testing on day 5 post exposure if you are still symptom free. If you would like to test, this should be done with an at-home test. We are not scheduling appointments for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in our office.
To start the COVID-19 self-assessment, click here.
Walk-In Hour Process - Please check-in from your car
When you arrive at our office, please sign-up using the following link: Walk-In Registration. You will remain in your car and a staff member will call to check you in over the phone. In order to be as fair as possible, walkins now have geofencing which will require you to be at the office and share your location in order to register.
Please note walk-in volumes have been extremely high. We are doing our best to see as many patients as we can, but have needed to close walk-ins due to volume many days. If you would like a guaranteed appointment, please call during regular hours, 9am - 5pm M-F and leave a message for our nurses and they will get you scheduled.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are proud to say that we continue to see well and sick children in our office, including those who require evaluation or testing for COVID-19. We are taking great measures to maintain the health and safety of our staff, patients, and families. For more information please visit our COVID-19 page here.
Walk-In Hours: Once you have arrived at our office, click the following link: Walk-In Registration. You will then wait in your car until a member of our staff calls you to check you in over the phone. We will make every effort possible to ensure that we are going in the order in which people arrive and to help with this we ask that you not register until you have arrived in our parking lot. As a reminder, our walk-ins are first come, first served so we recommend arriving close to 8am.
COVID-19 Self-Assessment: To start the COVID-19 self-assessment, click here.
COVID-19 Vaccines: COVID-19 vaccines are only being offered to current patients of Hilliard Pediatrics and are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, please call our office during regular business hours and press option 2 for the front desk. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the patient fact sheet and the VSAFE app, please visit our dedicated page here.
Expecting a Baby?
Congratulations! Choosing a pediatrician for your child is a very important decision. Before your baby arrives, we recommend scheduling a prenatal visit. These informal group sessions allow you to meet one of our providers, obtain information about our practice, and receive answers to your questions. To learn more or to schedule a prenatal visit, click here.
We are in the process of making changes to our patient portal. For more details on these changes as well as a step-by-step guide to set up the Healow App, please click the following link: Patient Portal
Walk-In Hours Details
We do not offer walk-ins on Saturdays.
Walk-in Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
You must register for walk-ins when you arrive and remain in your car until a staff member calls to check you in over the phone.
These visits are for "acute" issues that can be readily evaluated during our walk-in hours such as sore throat, earache, pink eye, cough, and a rash. Headaches, stomach aches, chronic coughs, and other complex issues are best dealt with at a scheduled appointment.
Walk-ins are busiest on Mondays and Fridays, especially during the cold and flu season from December through March. Patients are seen on a first come first served basis, so you can maximize your chances of being seen by arriving close to 8:00 am. Those patients that are unable to be seen will be scheduled for a sick appointment later in the day if appointments are still available.
Through our patient portal, you can access your child's immunization history, request prescription refills, pay your bill, and send non-urgent medical questions.
Our physicians have created protocols to assist you with information related to pediatric care. Please note that this website and the protocols listed are for reference only and are not intended to be used in place of regular well exams or sick appointments when needed.
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Call us starting at 9:00 am to book a SAME DAY SICK appointment. During the summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day) our phones are only on from 9:00am - 10:00am on Saturdays.
Our phones come on at 9:00 am Monday - Saturday and are off for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Monday - Friday.
We are closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day
**If the holiday falls on a weekend we will be closed the Friday before (if Saturday) or the Monday after (if Sunday)