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It's that time of year, get your child's flu vaccine scheduled today! Schedule Now 

We hope everyone is enjoying Back to School Season!  This also means that it’s time for our Flu Vaccine Clinics!  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children aged 6months and older be vaccinated against the flu.

Complete our form and schedule your child's vaccination today. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends flu SHOT for children in the 2018-2019 season because it has been more effective than Flumist against the flu strains we have seen in the past few years. The data is not known about whether the Flumist will be effective this year, but we know that the FluSHOT has been consistently better than Flumist in recent years.
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Policies

  • Forms Request Policy

    Due to the extremely large volume of requests for medical records, hearing, vision, immunization records, school, sport, and camp forms, it has become necessary to implement a written policy for such requests. You may request any of the above listed forms to be completed for your child by calling our office at 404-351-6662, faxing us a written request at 404-351-6030, email us at medical.records@piedmontpediatrics.org, or requesting at your office visit.

    We have established an Annual Administrative Fee of $10.00 per child or $30.00 per family for completion of forms that will need to be paid prior to completion of forms request. This fee is not covered by your insurance company and in part covers the retrieval, administrative costs, and physicians’ review of your records and/or forms.

    If you require a copy of your medical records, the first copy will be provided at no charge. Any additional copies will be charged according to the Georgia code.

    Forms are completed on a ‘first in/first out’ basis. Please allow 5 business days for your request to be completed. We make every effort to complete these forms as quickly as possible. Due to the heavy volume of requests during back-to-school months, processing times may be longer. Please plan ahead!!

    Parents MUST complete all information on the forms that they have knowledge of (i.e. demographics, health history, etc.), and MUST sign and date their portion of the form. Incomplete forms may delay the processing of your forms.

    Parents will be required to provide self-addressed, stamped envelopes or pick up the forms at the office. Due to HIPPA Privacy regulations, we will no longer return completed forms via fax.

  • Prescription Refill Policy

    Prescriptions can be refilled on the same day if received by our office by 4pm. You may print a copy of our refill request form and fax it to our office. It is very important that you include the name of the medication, strength, dose the child takes, and the frequency with which it is taken, as well as the pharmacy name and phone number. For asthma medicine, please specify the delivery method (such as nebulizer, metered dose inhaler, etc.) Failure to provide this information may cause a delay in filling the prescription.

    ADD medications cannot be phoned in to a pharmacy. You must present an original prescription to the pharmacist. We ask that you give us at least 24 hours’ notice for a refill on ADD medication in order to allow the staff to obtain the patient’s chart and the doctor to write the prescription. Prescriptions will be left in our nurse’s triage department for pick up or can be mailed if you have provided us with self-addressed stamped envelopes.

  • ADHD Medication Refill Policy

    \ADD/ADHD medications, both brand and their generic equivalents, are classified as Schedule II Controlled Substances.  These medications are federally controlled by the DEA and the FDA, which means a written prescription is required for each refill.   Refills cannot be called or faxed to a pharmacy.  Likewise, the pharmacy cannot call your doctor to get approval for your ADD/ADHD medication refills.

    Please follow the following procedure when your child needs a refill of these medications:

    Prescription Pick Up

    • If picking up a prescription, please call during business hours Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  It is advised to request your refill at least 2 days before you run out of medication.  You can assume the refill will be ready for pick up 48 hours after you call.  You may call our office at 404-351-6662 and press option 4 for prescription refills.  When you call for your refill, please make sure to request that the prescription is for pick up and leave the patient’s name, date of birth, name, and strength of medication and a contact number.  You may also leave the name of your primary physician.   Prescriptions can be picked up during business hours Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

     

    Mailed Prescriptions

    • If you choose to have your prescription mailed, you will need to provide us with self-addressed stamped envelopes before you request the refill.  The refill request MUST be made at least 10 days before you need the prescription to allow time to prepare, mail and receive the prescription.  When you call for your refill, please make sure you request for the prescription to be mailed, and confirm the address.  Also, please leave the patient’s name, date of birth, name and strength of the medication, and a contact number.  You may also leave the name of your primary physician.  Prescriptions are mailed during business hours Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

     

    Please note: Although we are aware mail can be lost by the U.S. Postal Service in some occasions, after two unsuccessful deliveries of your prescription, all future prescriptions must be picked up.  No exceptions.

    We appreciate your cooperation in following these guidelines.  Please feel free to contact the office with any additional questions.

     

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