Due to the inclement weather and for the safety of our staff and patients, the office is currently CLOSED for Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

All morning appointments are cancelled. We will reevaluate conditions throughout the day and may open later in the day! Please check back! If you have urgent medical concerns, please call 301-681-6730 and follow the prompts to speak with the on call doctor. Thank you!

On Call Doctor Assistance

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 20th, 2017.

However, one of our pediatricians is always on call for urgent medical problems after hours/holidays and on weekends. The doctor on call may be reached by calling 301.681.6730 and pressing “1”, then leaving a message. When leaving your return call phone number, be certain to say your telephone number twice, slowly, and clearly; make sure your phone is on and accessible to receive your return call – a land line is preferable to a cell phone for reliability and clarity.

Visits can be arranged for urgently sick children. On weekends and holidays, the best time to call the doctor is between 8:00 am and 9:00 am to discuss the best way of obtaining care for your child.

Flu Vaccine Availability

Unfortunately, we NO longer have flu vaccines available for patients 3 years of age and older.

However, we do have baby doses available for patients under the age of 3. Please call our office at (301) 681-6730 to schedule an appointment if your baby/toddler is in need of the 2nd dose of flu vaccine.

We will keep our website updated, so check back often for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (301) 681-6730.

PACSS ART CONTEST

ART CONTEST 

Children and young adults are invited to enter Pediatric & Adolescent Care of Silver Springs’ Art Contest! Winners’ entries will be displayed in our waiting room and around the office. The winner(s) will also receive a PRIZE!

 

Rules:

  1. Any medium (crayons, paint, watercolor, markers, etc.)

  2. Any (appropriate) theme is welcome!

  3. Preferably 8″x 11.5″ or 11″ x 14″, but any sizes are welcome.

  4. Voting will be done by the staff members of PACSS.

  5. Patient names will not be displayed for patient confidentiality.

Age Groups:

3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-14 years; and 15 years and older

 

Contest entries can be submitted either by dropping them off in our office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or by mail. Please put patient’s name and age on the back of the artwork. To view the art contest flyer, please click here Art Contest

 

At this current time, we do not have any deadlines for entries. 

Open Normal Hours Monday, January 16, 2017

The office will be open during normal business hours on Monday, January 16, 2017, including sick walk-in clinic from 8am-9am.

Holiday Hours and On-Call Assistance

Holiday Hours

The office will be open for normal operating hours on both Monday, December 26th, 2016 and Monday, January 2nd, 2017. We will still have our walk in clinic on Monday morning from 8:00am-9:00am.

 

Holiday, Evening and Weekend Urgent On-Call Doctor Assistance

One of our pediatricians is always on call for urgent medical problems on holidays, evenings and weekends. The doctor on call may be reached by calling 301.681.6730 and pressing “1”, then leaving a message. When leaving your return call phone number, be certain to say your telephone number twice, slowly, and clearly; make sure your phone is on and accessible to receive your return call – a land line is preferable to a cell phone for reliability and clarity.

On weekends and holidays, the best time to call the doctor is between 8:00 am and 9:00 am to discuss the best way of obtaining care for your child.

 

 

For life-threatening emergencies, call “911” or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

Flu Vaccine Afternoons, now extended thru December 22nd!

Walk-in Flu Afternoons now extended thru December 22nd! Walk in Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 3pm and 4:30pm to get your flu shot! No appointment needed!

Holiday Schedule

The office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, 2016. There is an On-Call Physician available to speak with for any urgent needs. You can reach the on-call physician by calling 301-681-6730 and following the prompts to leave a message. The office will be open normal hours on Friday, November 25, 2016, including walk-in sick clinic for acute illness from 8am-9am.

NEW Changes to HPV Vaccination Schedule

There are recent changes voted on by the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) that have changed the dosing for your child’s HPV series (now often need only 2 doses instead of 3 doses). Please contact our office at (301) 681-6730 to discuss the schedule changes before coming to the HPV clinic for dose 2 or 3.

All Day Walk In Flu Shot Event – ONE DAY ONLY – Monday October 10th!

ALL DAY WALK IN FLU SHOT EVENT

On Columbus Day, Monday October 10th, 2016, we will be offering Flu Shots all day. No appointment needed, just walk in during the time specified below.

When: Columbus Day, Monday, October 10th 2016 (ONE DAY ONLY!)

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Patients: Insurance will be billed.

Parents: $35.00, due at time of service; Parents choosing to obtain their own flu vaccines at our office do so with the acknowledgement that they have opted to do so outside of their insurance coverage. We are unable to engage in insurance billing, documentation or refunds. A receipt will be given upon request for FLEX plans or for personal records. We will not be offering a receipt for insurance reimbursement.

 

NOTE: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the effectiveness of the FluMist showed poor/less than expected results in preventing the flu in the previous couple of flu seasons and therefore is not recommended. Due to these recommendations by the CDC and AAP, FluMist will not be available this year, only the injectable vaccine.

 

For more information and up to date recommendations click here Flu Information

 

 

***IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND OUR ALL DAY WALK IN FLU SHOT EVENT, WE WILL STILL BE HOLDING FLU SHOT WALK INS ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAYS FROM 3:00PM TO 4:30PM, NOW THRU DEC. 15TH, 2016, 0r WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. ***

 

Flu Vaccine Afternoons

Receive your Flu Vaccine during a scheduled office visit today or during a Flu Vaccine Afternoon.

 

FLU VACCINE AFTERNOONS – NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

September 7th through December 22nd, 2016

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Afternoons

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Patients – Insurance will be billed

Parents – $35.00, due at time of service

 

FluMist will not be available this year.

For more information and up to date recommendations click here Flu Information

THE FLU VACCINE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING OUR WALK IN SICK VISITS ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS!

NCQA Level 3 Designation

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Pediatric & Adolescent Care of Silver Spring is proud to announce that we achieved the level 3 designation by the NCQA. It is awarded to organizations that demonstrate strong performance or significant improvement in performance measures across the triple aim of better patient experience, better health and lower per capita cost.

We are Members of Privia Medical Group

We are pleased to announce, as of April 21, 2015, our practice has joined Privia Medical Group (PMG), a multi-specialty group of top physicians in our area. We will continue to manage and run our own practice, under the umbrella of PMG. Our practice location, contact information, and staff will remain the same.