Health Exchange Insurance Changes
Beginning January 1st, 2017, we will be in network with BCBS BLUE VALUE AND CIGNA CONNECT. Cigna Connect is the new insurance plan with the Healthcare exchange. If you have any questions about the exchange program you can go to their website at www.healthcare.gov. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.
Compare health plans carefully- infants <12 months have very different needs than older children!
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE NOW!
It’s that time of the year again to make plans/appointments for 2016-2017 flu vaccines. We have multiple flu clinic dates available.
Call us now at 919-969-9611 and make your flu vaccine appointment! (ALL children over 6 months should get their flu shots)
There will be NO flu mist available this season!
As of February 1, 2016 we are now in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Value. (We DO NOT take BLUE LOCAL.) Thank you for all your calls and letters of support!
WELCOME OUR NEW PROVIDER!
We are thrilled to welcome Melissa Cabellon MD/PhD to Village Pediatrics! She has become an exciting addition to our family, who loves to do everything in pairs! To start, she has two boys that help keep her active. She is fluent in both the English and Spanish language. Dr. Cabellon also has two doctoral degrees (medicine and chemistry), and two medical specialties (pediatrics and internal medicine). Parents have often asked if they can be seen at our practice, and now the answer is…yes! Dedicated to helping others Dr. Cabellon will be working Mondays thru Fridays form 12pm- close. So come stop by, meet her, and join us in welcoming our newest addition!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR CHILD’S WELL EXAM
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Village Pediatrics of Chapel Hill has received Recognition from the Patient- Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationship.
Research shows that medical homes can lead to high quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. The PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as sum of several episodic office visits. Medical home practices demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.
Our Office Accepts All Insurance Plans Except:
*Duke Provider – Coventry One
*** Any questions before you choose a plan, please feel free to call Village Pediatrics
The Affordable Healthcare Act is changing the medical insurance process. It pays to pay attention to the details!!!
Welcome To Your Medical Home
Village Pediatrics is committed to providing a highly accessible primary care pediatrician to children ages 0-21 in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and even as far away as Burlington and Raleigh. We use the efficiency of our Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and online Patient Health Record (PHR), to provide the old-fashioned doctor-patient relationship our staff members grew up with.
Our 4 board certified pediatricians and staff are dedicated to the health of your family and the health of our community. Our triage team is comprised of 4 registered nurses lead by Maria, our Care Coordinator who also completes referrals. We are on call and available via our patient portal 24/7/365. Give us a call, or drop by and meet us! You can even like Village Pediatrics on Facebook!For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and of course by cash or check. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Blue Value), State Health Plan, NC Health Choice, United, Cigna, Aetna, Medcost, Wellpath, Humana, foreign travelers insurance, and many, many others.
Abundant free parking is available right in front of our practice, as well as in the parking garage. We are on the NS and V Chapel Hill Transit bus routes.
Village Pediatrics becomes a Vaccine Ambassador
“Is your child a Vaccine Ambassador?” You may be asked this question at your next clinic visit. Our clinic has been selected as one of 10-pediatric healthcare settings in North Carolina to pilot an innovative new program to bring vaccines to children living in areas of the world without this basic healthcare service. Each year, over 1.5 million children die due to vaccine–preventable diseases (VPDs), most reside in the developing world. Existing global immunization programs are not able to vaccinate all these children without our help.
By becoming a Vaccine Ambassador, you can join our clinic’s efforts to ensure that all children have access to lifesaving vaccines. As a Vaccine Ambassador, a donation of $2 or your chosen amount, will be collected at each visit. Your donation will purchase vaccines and immunization services for a child in need. Therefore every time your child receives health care at our clinic, another child in the world benefits too.
Opportunity starts with good health and vaccines are one of the most cost-effective healthcare measures available so that every child has a chance to grow, play, learn, and laugh. Give the best gift one parent can give another, a healthy start at life for their child.
Vaccine Ambassadors, LLC under the Fund for Children and Youth, a 501 (c)3. For more information please visit http://vaccineambassadors.org -Photo/PAHO
What is a Medical Home?
The mission of Village Pediatrics is to provide the highest standard of acute and preventative medicine to all children and adolescents by applying the American Academy of Pediatrics Medical Home Philosophy to all children, of all ages, and all demographics. The AAP defines a medical home as primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.
At Village Pediatrics, we believe that every child deserves a medical home. To accomplish our goal, we combine state of the art electronic medical records, online patient access, a large panel of insurance companies, and open access scheduling to provide you with the high quality, accessible medical care you and your family deserve.
A sick child is far more than a medical file. Children are sisters, brothers, and grandchildren. They are students, athletes, church members and an integral part of the village that we all live in. It takes a village isn’t just a motto. It is our philosophy. It has always been my philosophy, and it is wonderful to be working at Village Pediatrics with others who share that commitment. -Maria Mekeel, RN
Comprehensive pediatric primary care requires not only good medicine, but also counseling, friendship, support, and community involvement. Come see how our commitment to quality care makes us different. Schedule your no cost meet the doctor visit today by calling 919-969-9611.
Our Shared Commitment
As the smallest practice in Chapel Hill, we can provide the personalized care your family deserves. At Village Pediatrics, we devote more time to each of our patients and their families. We can see your child today because of our extended operating hours, open-access scheduling, state-of-the-art electronic medical record, and paperless insurance billing system. We are always happy to schedule a no-cost meet the practice visit. Our goal is to be the best possible medical home for our patients, our parents, and our community.
Do you love Village Pediatrics?
What’s not to love? Extended hours, same day appointments, and friendly service make Village Pediatrics different. Come by and see the office designed by mothers, for mothers. We are striving to be the best pediatrician in the North Carolina Triangle. Call today to book a no cost meet the practice visit. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family!