MEASLES OUTBREAK MATTERS MEASLES OUTBREAK MATTERS
 

Due to the escalating measles outbreak in Brooklyn and Rockland County area, consider bringing your child (over the age of 6 months) to receive his or her measles vaccine early, particularly if you will be traveling to zipcodes 11205, 11206, 11221 and 11249. 


Additionally, if you are planning to travel overseas, call the office at (212-781-0800) to inquire about the immunization guidelines for international travel.  

BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP -  NEW SERVICE !!! BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP - NEW SERVICE !!!
 

The first weeks and months after a baby is born are wonderful feelings, yet sometimes difficult time in a woman's life.  It's more enjoyable when you can sit and talk about it with other new mothers, and also have your questions answered. A Breastfeeding Support Group will meet up at Lighthouse Pediatrics on the last Friday of each month, 9AM - 10:30AM.  Expectant moms are welcome to join the meeting.  No advanced registration is required. There is a fee of $25 per meeting.  For further information, please contact Beverly Solow, IBCLC at 212-567-1112, bevsolow@gmail.com or visit website bevsolow.com . 

Upcoming meeting date:  August 30th, September 27th and October 25th.  Future dates will be posted at a later time.
WALK-IN-HOUR OFFICE VISITS WALK-IN-HOUR OFFICE VISITS
 

Walk-In-Hour Office Visits are as follows:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM.  Walk-In-Hour office visits are only for established patients to address minor illnesses (e.g. rash, sore throat, earache, fever and cold). Patients with chronic or complicated illnesses will be required to schedule an office visit during regular office hours.  There will be no Walk-In-Hour visits on Fridays and Saturdays. Walk-In-Hour visits are subject to change.  The office phone will not be turn ON until 9 AM.

HEALTHIX IS COMING !!! HEALTHIX IS COMING !!!
 

What is HEALTHIX ? Healthix is the largest public Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the nation, with 16 million patients and more than 1,500 participating healthcare facilities across New York City and Long Island.  Healthix: a.) supplies secure data to improve healthcare quality, efficiency and effectiveness b.)  provides a range of clinical information in real-time c.) facilitates care coordination .  You will have the option as to whether you would like to particpate with this Health Information Exchange Organization.  To learn more, visit HEALTHIX website at www.healthix.org  or call 877-695-4749.

MEDICAL / DAYCARE / CAMP FORMS MEDICAL / DAYCARE / CAMP FORMS
 

To avoid delays in completing your form, please check to make sure your child's last well check up was completed within the last 12 months. Note: Children under 4 years old, check up should be within 6 month.  Please complete the parent's sections of the form before submitting the form to us for review.  Allow 5 business days for forms to be completed and uploaded back into the webportal site.

**Reminder:  Due to HIPPA regulation, Lighthouse Pediatrics can no longer fax medical forms to camp, daycare or school facility.