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COVID-19 Update

Are You High Risk for Severe COVID-19 and Eligible for Monoclonal antibody therapy?

The criteria for patients to be considered for Monoclonal Antibody infusion therapy are:

  • Test positive for SARS-CoV-2
  • Have at least mild symptoms for no more than seven days
  • Age 65 plus or less than 65 but have a chronic health problem that puts you at risk for severe COVID-19. These include obesity, diabetes, lung disease, and heart disease, among others.

Important:

Monoclonal antibody therapy needs to be given as soon as possible after symptoms start to work—ideally within 4 days and no longer than 7 days.

To find out if you are at high risk and eligible for COVID 19 Monoclonal Antibody infusion therapy, please call the UNC COVID Help Line at 888-850-2684, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., 7 days a week.


If you or your child have cough or shortness of breath or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call us before your appointment.

COVID-19 Scheduling Rules

  • We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and occasionally prolonged waiting times for sick visits. We want to guarantee the safety of our patients and staff.
  • Same day sick visits available, but please call the office and schedule your appointment.
  • No walk-ins visits are allowed.
  • If your child has COVID related symptoms or he/she was exposed to COVID, you will be requested to wait in the car.
  • You will receive a telephone call from a staff member that will give you instructions on how to proceed.
  • If your child is schedule for a Well Child Care and on the day of the appointment he/she develops any cough, congestion or fever, the appointment will be switched for a Sick visit and the Well Child Visit will be reschedule.

COVID VACCINE

Children need protection from COVID-19 for their health and the health of family and friends. Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to kids 12-years old and up, getting the vaccine is the best thing to do for your child's health. The vaccine is free and safe. Please call our office to schedule your child's COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Additional information and resources on the vaccine is available on the Pfizer-BioNTech website.


Last Update 7/27 /2021

ATTENTION Patients with Medicaid Insurance

Medicaid Managed Care transformation has started. Standard Plans went live on July 1, 2021. You may change your primary care provider twice a year. You may do so by calling your health plan. You may also change your health plan one time before 9/30.  Click here for additional information.

If you or your child have cough or shortness of breath or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call us before your appointment.

COVID-19 Scheduling Rules

  • Thursday extended hours cancelled until further notice.
  • Open first, second and third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • No walk-ins visits allowed. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.
  • Same day sick visits available. Please call the office to schedule your appointment .

All North Carolinians ages 12 and older can now get vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to protect themselves from COVID-19. Children need protection from COVID-19 for their health and the health of family and friends. Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to kids 12-years old and up, getting the vaccine is the best thing to do for your child's health. The vaccine is free and safe. Please call our office to schedule your child's COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Additional information and resources on the vaccine is available on the Pfizer-BioNTech website.

If you or your child have cough or shortness of breath or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call us before your appointment.


HERE'S WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE

At Starlight Pediatrics, our patients' safety is our top priority. The following measures are being taken to ensure the safety of you and our staff:

Screening patients prior to scheduling appointments.

Limiting visitors and companions.

Masks mandatory for patients and staff.

Keeping all areas clean.

Telemedicine appointments available.


Separate schedule for Well Child Care visits and Sick visits.

  • Thursday extended hours cancelled until further notice.
  • Open first, second and third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • No walk-ins visits allowed. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.
  • Same day sick visits available. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Screening patients prior to scheduling appointments.

  • If your child has fever and cough, you will be placed on a telephone visit with one of our providers that will give you instructions on how to proceed.
  • Patients presenting with fever and cough at the clinic will be asked to remain in their cars and follow staff instructions.

Limiting visitors and companions. In an effort to promote physical distancing and reduce potential exposure, we are currently limiting the number of visitors and companions.

Masks mandatory for patients and staff. Wearing a face mask, regardless of symptoms, helps keep you and our staff safe during your visit.

Keeping all areas clean. We are maintaining robust cleaning procedures throughout the day, as well as doing a deep clean overnight.

Telemedicine appointments available. It's easy and convenient. Call for an appointment or schedule online here.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 official page for additional information.

Remember... KEEP YOUR DISTANCE AND WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY

We appreciate the trust you have in us and we will get through this together.

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Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm (First, second, and third Saturday of the month)

Sunday:

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