Changes to drop-in/office hours

Posted by: Brooke Wells on March 23rd, 2020

Drop-In Clinic for sick visits will now be available from 7:45am to 3:30pm Monday-Friday. No appointment or phone call necessary. If your child is sick, come on in! (Established patients only).

We will be closing the office at 4:00pm Monday-Friday.

We are OPEN for well visits! We have many measures in place to make sure sick and well patients are separated. If your child is due for a routine physical, call us to schedule!… Read full article

Attention: Our phones are down!

Posted by: Brooke Wells on March 19th, 2020

There is a local outage with our phone company, and they are working to get it back up ASAP. We are hoping to have them up within the hour, but we will keep you posted!
If your child is sick and needs to be seen, please come to drop-in clinic! Drop-in hours are:
9:30am-11:30am, and 1:30pm-3:30pm.
We apologize for the inconvenience!

3/19/2020, 10:15am… Read full article

Changes as of 3/15/20

Posted by: Eleanor on March 15th, 2020

APA Notice to Families 3/15/2020

Greetings to our wonderful Asheville Pediatrics Families.  Safety is the number one priority for us and we are implementing the following changes during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to see sick patients more efficiently and to minimize exposure to patients during routine well child visits or non-sick urgent visits, we will use separate entrances, staff, exam rooms and exits.

  • Infants, children, and adolescents who are sick (fever, cough, congestion, GI complaints, etc) will continue to enter through our main entrance and check-in at the front desk. 
  • Patients being seen for well
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Kid got FEVER+COUGH+Travel outside WNC?

Posted by: Eleanor on March 5th, 2020

For the purposes of everyone’s safety, if your child has FEVER AND COUGH AND TRAVEL outside of WNC, PLEASE CALL OUR NURSE LINE (828) 254-5326 for further assessment and instructions. Patients using our Drop-In service fitting these criteria will be asked to return to their car and to call our nurse line for immediate instructions. … Read full article

Coronavirus Update

Posted by: Eleanor on March 5th, 2020

We continue to monitor the coronavirus situation. We monitor the CDC, and the NC and Buncombe Co DHHS communications, and we encourage you to stay up to date using similarly reliable sources. Fortunately for children, the severity of symptoms and risk of complications seems to be less than other age groups. Ways to prevent infection include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
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Kid can’t stop coughing?

Posted by: Eleanor on February 15th, 2020

While we are still seeing a lot of winter illness, including flu, there is light at the end of the tunnel. While you should always contact our office if you are concerned about your child’s breathing, there are many things you can do at home to decrease the severity of cough (and maybe get a little more sleep!). Check out this post at HealthyChildren.Org:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Coughs-and-Colds-Medicines-or-Home-Remedies.aspxRead full article

Flu season ongoing!

Posted by: Eleanor on February 6th, 2020

We are still seeing a lot of flu activity! Check out this update from the CDC:

  • Most documented cases have been Flu Type B, but in recent weeks Type A activity has increased
  • Rates among children and young adults are higher at this time than in recent seasons.
  • 68 influenza-associated deaths in children have been reported so far this season.
  • CDC estimates 10,000 deaths so far this year from flu.
  • Flu vaccine effectiveness estimates are not available yet this season, but vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.

Please call us today to … Read full article

No drop-in clinic New Years Day

Posted by: Brooke Wells on December 31st, 2019

There will be NO drop-in clinics tomorrow, 1/1/2020. Please call our nurse line in the morning if you need an appointment for a sick visit.
We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! Happy New Year!! … Read full article