Phone Number and Hours

(919) 969-9611

Fax: (919)969-9615

Email: info@villagepediatrics.com

300 Market Street Suite 112
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4493

Open Monday through Friday
7:30AM-5:30PM
Urgent Care from 7:30AM-8:00AM and 5:00PM-5:30PM
Walk-In Clinic from 8:00AM-9:00AM
*Symptoms fewer than 24hrs, minor illnesses: pinkeye, ear pain, sore throat, etc.
Saturdays from 8:00AM-1:00PM
We stay open through lunch every day!

Community

Village Pediatrics will be sponsoring a child through Orange County Dept of Social Services. This is our opportunity to make a difference in the holiday season and help a child with her/his wish. If you would like to help, bring an age appropriate item unwrapped to the office. We will have more information soon.

FAMILIES EXPECTING

Birthing with Confidence

Chapel Hill OBGYN

Class Locations: 2009 E. Carver St., Durham, NC27704

(843)364-9126

BIRTHINGWITHCONFIDENCEBWC@GMAIL.COM

www.annebrandbwc.com

New Therapists in the Community

I am a bilingual family therapist and have started my own private practice in Chapel Hill. I will be open to seeing children, adults, couples and families on a sliding scale. I am experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and trauma. I will be seeing clients on Fridays at 1828 East Franklin Street #900B, Chapel Hill NC 27514

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Rachael Davies-Ludlow, MSW LCSW LCAS-A

rachaellark@gmail.com

919-818-2951

 

 

Vaccines for Adolescents

If your child is 11 – 18 you have probably been blissfully free from bringing them to vaccination appointments for years now.  Well, it’s time to think about boosters again.  Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, meningitis, hepatitis B, varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, and human papillomavirus are all diseases that your child may now be at greater risk for if his or her vaccinations are not up to date.  Check out the CDC’s recommendations, call us if you have questions, and schedule your child’s physical so we can update any vaccines that are needed.

Babysitting Training with Maria Mekeel, RN

This babysitting training course offers first aid and safety training, developmental guidelines, and marketing strategies to obtain babysitting jobs. Participants will receive course compeletion certificate in infant and child CPR basic instruction and skills. This class focuses on babysitting skills needed to safely babysit children ages 2 & up. The Fee is $68.00 per person and the class is aimed to children between the ages of 11-15. Light snacks and drinks provided.

Click on this link to view our flyer for the Infact CPR and First Aid classes!

Click on the link to view our flyer for the First Aid Classes!

Please register at Carrboro Parks and Rec  or by calling (919)-918- 7364

Babysitting Training  Classes Dates:

Carrboro Parks and Rec

April 30th & May 1st

July 16th & 17th

Check Carrboro Parks and Rec for time and details (919)-918-7392

Cary Parks and Rec

Chapel Hill Parks and Rec

June 26th & 27th

(919)- 969-4889

Briar Chapel Club House

(919) 240-4624

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center

Click on this link to be redirected to the Women’s Birth and Wellness Center website and learn more about the center!

 Maria Mekeel RN

 

Appointment Policies

We understand that emergencies happen now and then making it impossible to keep your obligations.  We try to keep our schedule open to children who need acute care, and an unexpected cancellation can mean that another sick child must wait longer to be seen than was really necessary.  For this reason, we have enacted a “no-show policy”.  If you are unable to keep your child’s appointment and did not give us 24 hours notice, there is no penalty the first time.  After the first no-show, you will be charged $25 and may be denied services until that fee has been paid.  After 3 no-shows, your family may be dismissed from our practice.  These occurrences are counted per family, not per child.

We also understand that it’s not easy getting your child to appointments on time.  One of the keys to reducing wait time is recognizing when a late patient must be rescheduled.  We want to treat every family fairly, and no one should have to wait extra time because the patient before them was late.  If you are more than 15 minutes late to your child’s appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.

Lost and Found

It’s easy to leave things behind at the pediatrician’s office, so we’re starting a “lost and found” on our webpage!  We try to keep everything that we find, so please check below to see if one of your child’s belongings is waiting to go home.

Once in a while we take all of our unclaimed items to the thrift store, so we’ll keep this list as up to date as possible.

Care of Your Child’s Cough and Congestion

1.  Over the counter cough and cold preparations are not effective and they are not safe in children under 6 years old.

2.  The following simple remedies can be very helpful:
a) Humidifier for the bedroom
b) Vick’s Rub – Apply to the feet and put on socks!
c) Homemade Cough Syrup:  2-3 ounces of warm water or decaf tea mixed with one tablespoon of honey. Give one teaspoon of mixture as needed.  Honey has no side effects, but is ONLY for children 12 months and older.
d) Saline spray or rinse, or Neti Pot for the the nose and sinuses
e) Warm shower

3.  Coughs that should be evaluated:
a) Dry, repetitive, irritating
b) Coughs with fever >101
c) Coughs without nasal congestion

4.  Your physician may recommend a prescription strength cough/cold medication if your child is over 3 years old – Use exactly as prescribed and do not combine with any other cough/cold products

New Preschool In Town!

Legacy Academy is currently accepting new students and has an amazing 24-infant capacity.   To learn more about Legacy Academy call 919-929-7060, or email lachapelhill@legacyacademy.com.

The Beginning of the End

Due to the recent 53% cut to vaccine administration reimbursement and the ever increasing barriers to care created by the program, Village Pediatrics has decided to end our relationship with NC Medicaid.

We are no longer enrolling new Medicaid patients, but if we are currently serving your family, we intend to honor our commitment and continue to serve you. Additionally, new babies with a sibling in the practice will be accepted. Patients with commercial insurance that transition to Medicaid due to financial hardship will also be served. Unfortunately, we will not accept any new families with primary or secondary Medicaid.

This was easily the most difficult decision we have ever made as a practice. With no increase in reimbursement since 2008 and fees only 83.7% of what Medicare pays a family practitioner for the exact same service, we feel this step was necessary to maintain our high standard of care. We’ve made considerable investments of time and capital to improve quality and accountability, and unfortunately that style of practice is no longer compatible with NC Medicaid.

Village Pediatrics Testimonials

Shana’s Testimonial

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Village Pediatrics for the wonderful medical care my son received at your office the first two years of his life.  I was so grateful to have found Village Pediatrics.  Your office has set a very high standard for our new pediatricians to meet!  Thank you for your help and for taking such good care of Ronan.

 

Dan and Heather’s Testimonial

You all will never know how much you have meant to me.  As a new mother I walked into your clinic nervous and a little scared.  You always put me at ease and I always left feeling reassured and a little more confident.

I am so sad that we are moving away.  If I could, I would pack up your whole office and take you with me.  I can only hope to find a place to take my son that makes me feel as comfortable as bringing him here.  Thank you so much for walking us through these first months!

 

Way to go, Natalie!

Village Pediatrics would like to congratulate Natalie Giduz for successfully completing the training for her Black Belt after studying at Neill’s Taekwondo.  Completing this training is incredibly arduous, and we are so proud of you!

Village Peds at the Farmers Market

Come visit your friends from Village Pediatrics at the Southern Village Farmers Market on July 14th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  We will be staffing the Farmer Foodshare table, which is a great way to donate food or fresh produce to CORA, the food pantry in Chatham County.  Any cash donations will go directly towards buying produce from the market on the same day.

While you’re at our table, grab some kid-friendly recipe cards, medication droppers, and a balloon or two for the kids!  We look forward to seeing you there!