3855 Trueman Court | Hilliard, Ohio | 43026
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.
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.
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; this includes limiting time spent in waiting areas, maintaining distance between “well” and “sick” areas of the office, limiting unnecessary visitors during visits, frequent cleaning and disinfection, and offering telehealth visits when medically appropriate.
Walk-In Hours: Starting Monday March 8, 2021 we will be resuming our walk-in hours, but the process has changed. Our phones will remain off until 9am as per our usual schedule. When you arrive at our office, you will click on the following link: Walk-In Registration. From that link you will enter the phone number you want us to call and how many children you would like seen for walk-ins. 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. In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that you wait in your car until we are able to bring you into the office.
We have COVID-19 testing capabilities in our office for current Hilliard Pediatrics patients. Supplies are, of course, dependent on national and local supply chains, but we are doing our best to maintain this service to our patients when clinically indicated.
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, best practice is to quarantine for 10-14 days after your most recent exposure to that person. If you are living with a person with COVID-19, this could mean a 20+ day quarantine! A negative test during this time does NOT shorten your quarantine, however, if you test positive during that time, then you follow your own 10 day quarantine. So, in some cases, testing family members can make sense, while in others, simply quarantining the whole family is the right move. Every family and scenario is different- we can help answer questions about your particular exposure.
Different COVID-19 tests are available at this time. There are “rapid” tests, which generally return within a brief period of time (15 minutes or so), and there are tests that take a few days. These tests have different ways to be run- some require a deep nasal swab (ouch!), some are just the front of the nose, and some sample saliva. Blood tests look for antibodies, which can take some time to develop with infection and can go away with time. No test is perfect, but some are better than others, especially when individual symptoms, exposures, and risks are taken into account. We can help you figure out if you need testing and if so, which test is the right one for you.
Return to Sports: If your child has COVID and is an athlete, dancer, gymnast, or is otherwise engaged in vigorous physical activity, he or she will need to be seen in the office after the resolution of symptoms to discuss safe return to play. Because COVID can inflame the heart muscle (a condition called myocarditis) it is very important that return to physical activity after infection is gradual and under the care of a medical professional. If any chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or other new symptoms develop during return to activity, your child should stop immediately and medical care should be sought before participating in any further physical activity.
Great webpage for general guidance re: children and COVID: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/symptoms.html
We all recognize that this is a very challenging time. Our community is understandably concerned about Coronavirus. We would like to reassure our patients and families that the entire staff at Hilliard Pediatrics is taking multiple steps to keep your children, your family, and our staff safe. Below is a list of some of the steps we are taking to help ensure everyone's safety.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging families to maintain routine well care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person, routine well child visits are still recommended for all children at this time. Out of an abundance of caution, we have designated well care areas that are separate from our rooms being used to treat patients with fever, cough and sore throat.
We have developed a new sick visit protocol for patients with illness symptoms such as fever, cough, or sore throat.
We are confident that we are still able to provide excellent medical care to our patients and are asking you to help us ensure the safest environment possible. When you come into the office, we are asking our families to do the following:
Hilliard Pediatrics has been a part of the community for 30 years. A pillar of this success has been the long-term relationships with our patients and their families. The entire staff welcomes your questions and want to assist you as we all work through this uncertain and unprecedented time.
Below are a few resources that we thought might be useful.
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.
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 sued in place of regular well exams or sick appointments when needed.
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. Call us starting at 9:00 am to book a SAME DAY SICK appointment.
Our phones come on at 9:00 am Monday - Saturday and are off for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.
We are closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day