We are checking back in on our beloved patient community to make sure you are aware of what your primary care team is working on for you:
Flu Shots for 2021
Because we received such glowing feedback about our drive thru and conference room clinics in 2020, we will be doing the same for 2021. We will also have a self-scheduling link through a new service called DocASAP to keep it easy and efficient to schedule yourself and your family. Of course, we can only vaccinate current patients of the practice. Please stay tuned for more information on these clinics, which are anticipated to start in mid-September.
We continue to encourage those not yet vaccinated to get it done as soon as able to. There is not yet any recommendation for a booster shot, despite Pfizer putting out a buzz, as we will always wait for the best CDC guidelines to help with evidence-based guidance. The COVID Services Page is regularly updated so continue to use it as a resource.
New Patients to BWPC
Due to high demand and limited appointments, we are in a position to delay any new patient appointments until Jan of 2022. It is imperative for us to be able to successfully care for the body of patients we currently have. We will continue to take new patient requests and schedule into the future but please be aware of this delay when referring your friends and family to us – thank you for the referrals. Please know that we have plans and strategies in place over the next few months to better accommodate our community. Thank you for trusting our practice to take care of you!
Age Minimum Starting in 2022
Beginning in 2022, BWPC will only see patients age 18 and over. This was a difficult decision for us but is based on insurance and vaccine constraints that make it more complicated to give the best care to our adolescents. We will continue to care for any current or scheduled patient under age 18, with full exceptional clinical support, as they age up. Thus, please don’t worry if your teen is a patient at the practice already.
A pediatric practice we highly recommend is Main Street Pediatrics which shares the same floor at our Foundry Row location.
We wish you a healthy and safe end to the Summer of 2021. May you continue to appreciate the present moments and stay open to receive life’s many lessons.